Friday, December 13, 2013–Saturday, February 1, 2014
"It may sound New Agey, it may look like a subliminal contradiction, but when four shamans congregate to address the notion of what is real and how to deal with it, this looks like serious business. The shamania is here to challenge the legality of the laws of physics: how can a gesture become Now-for-Ever an echo; how museums preserve materialized echoes. The shamania collect all the thinkable ideas all the way to an Event Horizon and sometimes even stop for a blink on that hypothetical edge to watch the birth of a star in another Universe. Then they thread a mesh of all the forgotten wishes and desires since time immemorial into a tangible fabric named Freedom. To be more specific, let's say one of them freezes the staccato of a hypothetical Babylon into the slow moving particles rhythm of a metal plate. Another one catches the bouncing light from it onto a Silicon chip and dips it into a mystical developer that keeps all the possibilities open. From there it is retrieved by a third one, The Sound Master, who then sets the luminous echoes free to mingle with real Babylon. Now comes the crazy one who's tracing bits and pieces of dissipated echoes and molds them into a totemic gathering of artifacts reminiscent of the original plate. All this may resonate with Berdyaev's Apokatástasis - that is universal salvation through restoration to the original or primordial condition, with the difference that our metaphysical quadrumvirate is restoring what we call reality to the original pre-Divine form through their exuberant Art. There is a long tradition of mysticism in art, if one were to think as far back as the cave paintings of Altamira or Lascaux way up to Brueghel, Caravaggio, Picasso, Dalí or Andrew Wyeth. The difference is that those were only local manifestations of the mystical in a fragmented reality. The Now Mysticism is happening more and more as Global Reality. The concept of Now is present everywhere we can reach with our minds and true Art is the ideal vehicle. Mirolevich, Vishnyakov, Molochevski and Meret – the aforementioned Neo-Mystics and members of the shamania – gather their bits, pixels and all the particles that can afford a name, into voluptuous clouds of probabilities, which need only an open minded public to become a tangible vibrant Reality. Now this is one hell of a trip to take on and you're invited! You can call it The Mystical Neo- Realist Tour!"