'His art is capable of surprising us with ever new ways of seeing the world we live in.'
— Marina Abramovic on Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich
Gazelli Art House is pleased to present Decorative Sacredness, the first solo show of Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich that will explore his performance based practice over the past ten years. Marking his return to London after a decade, the exhibition comprises photographic and video installations as well as a series of new sculptural works. Decorative Sacredness reveals the artist's critical examination of modern slavery and is a timely artistic intervention amidst the ongoing discussions on the unknown scale of the criminal practice in the UK and internationally.
Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich is a performance artist and curator living and working between Moscow, London and Sao Paulo. He creates site-specific installations and long-durational performance works that have been presented internationally and under the curatorship of Hans Ulrich Obrist, RoseLee Goldberg and Marina Abramovic. His installation, Performance Carousel, received Grand Prix at Kuryokhin Art Prize 2015 (shared with Ragnar Kjartnasson). On completing the fifth episode of his guerilla work, The Foundling, which saw the artist donating his body locked in a clear box to institutions that reject or ignore live art, at Met Gala in New York in May 2017, the artist was imprisoned in the US. Solo presentations include Deitch Projects (2009, NYC), Faena Arts Center (2014, Buenos Aires), Künstlerhaus Wien (2016, Vienna), and Palais de Tokyo (2018, Paris). The artist is included in the publications Marina Abramovic And The Future Of Performance Art (2010, Prestel), Performance Now: 2000-2013 (2015, Thames & Hudson) by RoseLee Goldberg, and Visionaire 25 (Rizzoli, 2016).
The exhibition will run alongside the group show titled It's Not Me, It's You displayed on the first floor of the gallery featuring works by Cassils, Zachary Drucker, Nan Goldin, and Gray Wielebinski.
Press release courtesy Gazelli Art House.