"I told myself that I see the world. But the whole world was not accessible to my gaze, and I saw only parts of the world." —Daniil Kharms
"The whole world was not accessible to my gaze" brings together artists based in New York, New Orleans, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, Russia, whose works are framed within the absurdity of today's dark and interesting times. Its title is borrowed from "The Werld" (c. 1930) by Russian poet Daniil Kharms (1905–1942), which acted as a deadpan response to the brutality of the Soviet era, and which can easily be translated to the contemporary zeitgeist. The works in the exhibition confront the loneliness, vulnerability, and anxiety conjured by the instability of today's times by interweaving black humor, satire, irony, the uncanny, and the grotesque, into zines, drawings, sculptures, and videos.
The exhibition is curated by Francesca Altamura (New York, NY) and Lizaveta Matveeva (St.Petersburg, Russia).