The Collective Symptom project is a new exhibition, being the part of ‘Collection. A Vantage Point’ Program, which seeks to explore and present art from the Moscow Museum of Modern Art collection. Each previous display in the series revealed a unique method of showing the museum’s collection: from conceptual approach to formal strategy of display. This project, being the fourth installment of the program, deals with a range of motifs belonging to the field of social sensitivity.
Among the individual cases examined within the project are witch-hunt stories and examples of personal cults, urban legends and consequences of molismophobia, methods of constructing the image of a common foe, as well as vehement discussions around the technological progress. The display is staged as a kind of quest intended to discover the relation of an artistic journey to a certain motif or problem. The result depends on the viewer’s sharp eye and observation skills.
Materials by MMOMA.