Put a newborn fire in your palm
Date: April 25 – May 18, 2014
Venue: 10 Gogolevsky
The media artworks in the form of the total installation immerse the viewer in the situation of the crazy wedding day.The exhibition “Put a newborn fire in your palm”, named after a line of wedding vows, will contain real photos and videos, made by Roman Mokrov during his photographic career, as well as materials from his family archives. The exhibition will also include obligatory wedding artifacts, i.e. decora-tions, items for bride redemption rituals. In the museum’s courtyard there will be a performance, which will allow viewers to participate in the wedding ceremony.
Roman Mokrov is an artist, a photographer. He graduated from Moscow State Regional University in 2010 (Master’s degree in Psychology), MMOMA School of Mod-ern Art « Free Workshops” and Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow (ICA Moscow) in 2011.In 2012, he was a finalist and a special prize winner of the All-Russian Contem-porary Art Competition INNOVATION. He was a Special Mention award recipient of the Now&Then’12 International Festival of Video Art. He was the 2012 Kandinsky Prize nominee (Young Artist. Project of the Year) and the 2013 Sergei Kuryokhin Prize winner (Best Media Object). Solo exhibi-tions: Nemoskva (2012, Moscow Museum of Modern Art), “Destiny of a Man” (2012, Triumph gallery, Moscow), “Protective Shields” (2013, Nina Due gallery, Milan), “Pastoral” (2013, Manezh, Moscow). He was a partaker of many group exhibitions in National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Central House of Artists, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Manezh, State Tretyakov Gallery and others. His works are in collections of Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Gazprombank, Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin’s Foundation, and in private collections.