September 25, 2015 NAMEGALLERY opens the season by personal exhibition of Evgeny Yufit «Positive Regression». The gallery will be presented new paintings and photo-landscapes using a pin-hole camera (without lens). Especially for the project the artist created a large-scale triptychs. These are black-and-white paintings with anthropomorphic creatures – the descendants of early necro-works. This painting is balanced pictures of landscapes. During the exhibition Yufit uses his old trick: deliberately creates tension between the Homeric laughter and extreme seriousness.

«Positive Regression» is about different problems of the modern world, for example, - the problem of Neopositivism with idea of technological progress. People don’t notice their pathological obsession by machines and that they lose themselves.

Theoretical questions of Yufit’s necro-works will be presented in a special issue of the magazine «The Cabinet» with articles by Aleksey Yurchak, Olesya Turkina, Thomas Campbell, Victor Mazin and Peter Weibel.  

 

The exhibition is a part of the joint project with Freud’s Dream Museum, which presents series of portrait and landscape photos.  

 

 

Yufit Evgeny – artist, photographer, filmmaker. Born in 1961 in Leningrad. Founder of the Necrorealism art movement since the early 1980s. In 1985 Yufit set up the first Soviet independent film studio «Mzhalalafilm». In 1991 he has made first feature film «Papa, Father Frost is Dead», which was awarded the Grand Prix at the International Film Festival in Rimini (Italy). In 2005 the Festival in Rotterdam included a special program dedicated to Yufit: photos and the world premiere of film «Bipedalism». His works are in collections of The State Russian Museum (Saint-Petersburg), MoMA/The Museum of Modern Art (New York) and The Netherlands Film Museum (Amsterdam).