Looking for an Elephant
Moscow Museum for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Curator Yulia Aksenova

The exhibition borrows the road movie genre. The plot is based on a picture that I met when I was a teenager in the small village of Lebedskoye. Recalling this meeting, I decided to find the painting and exhibit it as one of the reasons for my interest in art. The whole exhibition is built around one painting "The Way to India" by the artist Roman Kolomatsky. It depicts a landscape with a small elephant figure in gloomy tones. At the same time, an album with notes, an interview with the current owner of the work and a video of the meeting with the painting were presented at the exhibition. The main hall was occupied by figurines with photos (stickers) from trips, as well as video essays.