World premiere of a video installation by Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai

21 Oct 2020 – 25 Oct 2020

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

START Art Fair ticket is needed to attend the event.

Saatchi Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Tube: Sloane Square

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Shtager Gallery will be holding a world premiere of a mesmerising multidisciplinary installation by a renowned Russian contemporary artist and a Venice Biennale participant Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai at the START Art Fair, Stand 4.2


Alexander Shishkin Hokusai is a seminal Russian interdisciplinary artist, recently represented Russia at the 58th Venice Biennale. The oppositional nature of anthropology is a recurring subject in the artist’s work: the on-going series of plywood video installations are a symbolic and bold representation of normalised ontological brutality of dialectics in being. His critical interpretation of dichotomy has unique aesthetics: evoking the theme of agonistic politics and cultural destruction directly, albeit in a disarmingly soft and poetic way. Fountain series by Shishkin-Hokusai are simple, vivid and therefore impactful forms of engaging with wider audiences. They are noticeable, catchy, accessible and present multiple connotations. Aesthetically his work is closely connected to theatrical stage design: he materialises the call of Brecht to bring theatrical masks outside and therefore de-mask the theatralised world of politics. We will be holding the premiere of a video installation by Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai “Gold Bleeding Fountain” series. It is a bewitching and mesmerising video inserted in a deliberately contrasting and simple display made of plain plywood.

Exhibiting artists

Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai

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