MIDNIGHT BROKERAGE




“Midnight Brokerage” project (2021)

Green corner - group show curated by  Vectura at Errring office


(21.11.21-01.12.21)





Photos by Artyom Chadaev

This project is built around two plots. The first is the idea of the capitalist economy as a kind of super-rational machinery that seeks to subjugate reality around itself, to order it for the sake of profit and self-reproduction.
The second plot is largely marginalized (although now experiencing another rise in popularity) esoteric, occult knowledge, which is often viewed as "irrational" and not as "knowledge" at all.
But quite often we can observe how these two cultural "entities" (capitalist rationality and occult mysticism) enter into hybrid interactions. Indian gurus come to Silicon Valley to talk about inner awareness, which is designed to increase the KPI of each individual employee; HR agencies hire astrologers to read natal charts for job seekers and etc.




              Installation view


Installation view

Pavel Polshchikov, Two Tablets (detail), 2021, synthetic silk digital printing, steel chains, polymer clay, markers


Pavel Polshchikov, Two Tablets (detail), 2021, synthetic silk digital printing, steel chains, polymer clay, markers


Pavel Polshchikov, Two Tablets (detail), 2021, synthetic silk digital printing, steel chains, polymer clay, markers

Pavel Polshchikov, Two Tablets (detail), 2021, synthetic silk digital printing, steel chains, polymer clay, markers


Pavel Polshchikov, Fortune-telling Pendulum, 2021, plexiglass, digital printing, steel chains, polymer clay, markers, glass, office calendar, ash


Pavel Polshchikov, Fortune-telling Pendulum, 2021, plexiglass, digital printing, steel chains, polymer clay, markers, glass, office calendar, ash

Pavel Polshchikov, Fortune-telling Pendulum, 2021, plexiglass, digital printing, steel chains, polymer clay, markers, glass, office calendar, ash

Pavel Polshchikov, Fortune-telling Pendulum (detail), 2021, plexiglass, digital printing, steel chains, polymer clay, markers, glass, office calendar, ash
   
Pavel Polshchikov, Fortune-telling Pendulum (detail), 2021, plexiglass, digital printing, steel chains, polymer clay, markers, glass, office calendar, ash
                            

Pavel Polshchikov, Fortune-telling Pendulum (detail), 2021, plexiglass, digital printing, steel chains, polymer clay, markers, glass, office calendar, ash


Pavel Polshchikov, Fortune-telling Pendulum (detail), 2021, plexiglass, digital printing, steel chains, polymer clay, markers, glass, office calendar, ash


Pavel Polshchikov, Fortune-telling Pendulum (detail), 2021, plexiglass, digital printing, steel chains, polymer clay, markers, glass, office calendar, ash


Pavel Polshchikov, Fortune-telling Pendulum (detail), 2021, plexiglass, digital printing, steel chains, polymer clay, markers, glass, office calendar, ash


Pavel Polshchikov, Fortune-telling Pendulum (detail), 2021, plexiglass, digital printing, steel chains, polymer clay, markers, glass, office calendar, ash


Pavel Polshchikov, The year of the Tiger must be profitable, 2021, office calendar, polymer clay, markers, glass, ash


Pavel Polshchikov, The year of the Tiger must be profitable, 2021, office calendar, polymer clay, markers, glass, ash


Pavel Polshchikov, The year of the Tiger must be profitable (detail), 2021, office calendar, polymer clay, markers, glass, ash


Pavel Polshchikov, The year of the Tiger must be profitable, 2021, office calendar, polymer clay, markers, glass, ash


Pavel Polshchikov, The year of the Tiger must be profitable (detail), 2021, office calendar, polymer clay, markers, glass, ash


Pavel Polshchikov, The year of the Tiger must be profitable (detail), 2021, office calendar, polymer clay, markers, glass, ash