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Fragment Gallery presents Dagnini's first personal exhibition in Moscow. The Disk (D:) project is dedicated to nostalgia for the age of mass distribution of ОС Windows 95/98 and to the political turmoil in Russia in the '90s.
The exhibition includes new artworks from the series «Windows
», started in 2017. Canvas, murals and hand-embroidered tapestries are gathered by the artist in a total installation that refers to an average entrance hall in a typical Russian apartment block. It is a traditional meeting place for generations of teenagers. Similarly to Disk (D:), this space accumulates various types of information, gets clogged up and over time is formatted by the housing office's sporadic efforts and by residents in particular. In this project Dagnini refers more particularly to the emotional experience of living through and reflecting on the age that will be formatted by history books very soon. Mixing digital and real, she offers her own view of time when the internet was innocent and Klondike (Solitaire) became a kind of shelter for a whole generation of apolitical people.
Curator Yulia Yousma
Disk (D:) is nominated for Innovation 2020 prize.