Three posters for the Museum of Gentrification | Nikolai Nekh
Cycle "Poetic or Political?", curatorship by João Baeta
Museum of Gentrification is a dialogical process which deals with discursive strategies practiced by institutions involved in constitution of this phenomenon. It is a framework for collective imagination.
Gentrification occurs in a certain historical time and within its development several myths arise so as to give social consistency to the violence implicit in this set of processes. The role of this museum is to shake off this mythological burden. When we institutionalize the myths we are not only verifying what is going on or trying to understand how we arrived here, but also we set in motion certain kind of discursive mechanism that allows us to interact with certain aspects of reality. And the reality of gentrification is a tricky one. It is not by chance that the phenomenon of gentrification is so difficult to deal with. Most people are confronted with it individually, in most cases when little or nothing can be done and the search for a new place to live becomes the only option.
For the exhibition at Mupi Gallery three posters were commissioned for the Museum of Gentrification.
Nikolai Nekh (1985, Slavhansk-na-Kubani) lives and works in Lisbon. His artistic practice consists in the production and distribution of images arising from the trajectories of capitalism and its modes of representation.
Poetic or Political?
Curated by: João Baeta
Production and Communication: Mariana Vitale
Production and Communication Assistance: Catarina Rangel Pereira
Press and Communication: Diana Reis
Internship: Diana Duarte