Paruyr Davtyan. Favorite Dog

21 Dec 2018 – 10 Jan 2019

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Centre for Creative Industries Fabrika

Moscow, Russia


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The Fabrika Center for Creative Industries presents Paruyr Davtyan’s personal project “Favorsky Dog”, which will open on December 20 at 19:00. The artist explores the selectivity of human vision and creates a space of allusions and artistic metaphors in the Olivier exhibition hall.

The name of the project sends the viewer to the anecdote widely known in the artistic environment in Soviet times: according to him, the artist Tabor before each exhibition regularly drew a yellow dog in the corner of his works. By riveting the attention of the jury members with his absurdity, the bright dog dull their vigilance, making many other details “invisible”.

The Favorite Dog project is partly devoted to this paradox of sight - its selectivity. The artist asks himself why it’s so difficult to see the seemingly obvious things? How are absolutely unmatched objects placed side by side starting to become overgrown with meanings and meanings, including us in an intellectual game?

By manipulating contexts, the artist creates a conceptual space in which endless allusions and metaphors multiply, forcing viewers to reflect on the “high art” and traditions of the Greek classics, on the mythology of ancient and modern, on the provocativeness of modern art. Created by the artist with light light accents, the mirage of the ancient temple only emphasizes the emptiness of the Olivier Hall.


Alexandra Danilova

Exhibiting artists

Paruyr Davtyan


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