Daria Irincheeva. Continuous Function
Дарья Иринчеева, По дороге на работу No10,471, 2013 - 2014
Дарья Иринчеева, Мысль No003, 2014
Дарья Иринчеева, Наброски из серии Циркадный Ритм, 2013 - 2014
Date: October 17 — November 17, 2019

Curator: Alexey Maslyaev

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Smart Art, a consulting agency promoting contemporary Russian artists, present solo exhibitions by two contemporary artists: «When Flowers Cast No Shadows» by Anastasia Potemkina and «Continuous Function» by Daria Irincheeva. Anastasia Potemkina’s exhibition describes a future civilization, where different approaches to cognition are equally respected and various species coexist in harmony. Daria Irincheeva’s project explores the contemporary world’s living conditions and daily routines, which still allow some space for dreams and fantasies. These two exhibitions are a continuation of the strategic collaboration between Smart Art and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art aimed at supporting young artists.

Daria Irincheeva’s exhibition «Continuous Function» was inspired by the artist’s reflection on the totality and irreversibility of certain processes in public and private domains that affect one’s self-perception and world outlook. It has developed from the artist’s interest in contemporary working conditions and management. Under these conditions, one’s daily life is arranged like a 24-hour cycle, as a series of interchanging work and leisure timespans. The artist draws the viewer’s attention to a widespread tendency that people are haunted by anxiety being unable to see any other possible mode of existence than work. Exploring the environment of everyday life, Irincheeva avoids being superficial and explicit. She creates a poetic spatial metaphor — as viewers walk across the exhibition halls they contemplate the cycle of day and night. The spaces are designed with laconic and balanced compositions produced with construction and decoration materials. In the era when people are living in the environments devoid of individuality, the artist uses different colour combinations to evoke aspirations and hopes making us immerse ourselves in fantasies about the beautiful and the desired amid dull mundane reality.


Daria Irincheeva

Daria Irincheeva was born in St. Petersburg in 1987. In 2013, she received her BFA with Honors from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and her Masters in Fine Arts from Columbia University, New York in 2018. Her solo exhibitions include: Empty Knowledge (Christie’s, Moscow, 2017), Circadian Rhythm(Postmasters Gallery, NY, 2014), Almost Aqua (Wilson Project Space, Sardinia, 2013), Avoid this Water (Reverse Space, NY, 2012), etc. She participated in numerous group exhibitions including: Time, Forward! (V-A-C Zattere, Venice, 2019); Nature/Nature (Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, 2019); Whitney Biennial (NY, 2017); The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin (The Jewish Museum, NY, 2017); Expanding Space (GES-2, Moscow, 2015); This is what sculpture looks like (Postmasters Gallery, NY, 2014); Dreaming Russia(Albertina, Vienna, 2013); Joyful Archipelago (Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Project, London, 2012), etc. She curated a number of exhibitions including: Dreaming is Free (Manifesta 10, St. Petersburg, 2014); TAMIZDAT (New Holland, St. Petersburg, 2013); Toasting to the Revolution (Family Business gallery, New York, 2012), etc. She lives and works in St. Petersburg, Vienna, and Santiago.

Smart Art

SmartArt is an art consultancy closely working with Russian contemporary artists. The company was initiated with a desire to further broaden the understanding and appreciation for these artists’ oeuvre through various projects and educational initiatives. The artists’ practices range in medium and subject matter. Some work in traditional practices such as painting, photography and sculpture; others work in installation and various innovative forms of expression by utilizing research in urban environment, astronomy, history, gender studies and new technologies. SmartArt is also looking to develop the Russian contemporary art market through the new generation of artists and collectors. The company acts as a mediator between these two parties and introduces new platforms for their interaction.


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