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Recycle Group

b. 1987, b. 1985

Live and work in Moscow

Recycle Group consists of Andrey Blokhin (b. 1987) and Georgy Kuznetsov (b. 1985), two contemporary Russian artists who work primarily with industrial mediums such as acrylic, plastic mesh, and polyurethane rubber to examine contemporary culture through a quasi-archaeological lens. As their name suggests, the duo is concerned about the rising level of material waste as a byproduct of widespread consumerism. The wall sculpture Car Skeleton (2014) partially entombs miscellaneous electronic parts and machinery in a way that evokes fossilized remains of ancient civilizations, questioning whether the aspects of today’s throwaway, technology-obsessed society will be worth immortalizing in history later. Their works also draw upon classical Western traditions such as narrative relief carving and Christian iconography to compare contemporary times with other histories – social media with religion, corporate leaders with kings, and online existence with mausoleums.

“Whereas before it used to be ‘Do you remember the event?’ now it’s ‘Do you remember the picture I posted on Instagram?’”

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Recycle Group Works

Exhibitions at the gallery

Detected Reality

Recycle Group

October 13 - December 23, 2016

Heaven Carrier

Recycle Group

APRIL 3 – MAY 3, 2015

Elsewhere

Homo Virtualis

The Pushkin Museum of State Fine Arts June 21 - August 20, 2017

THEATRUM ORBIS

May 13 - November 26, 2017

Sculpture in the City 2016: Falling into Virtual Reality

City of London June 27, 2016 - May 1, 2017

Keep Me Updated Your Holiness

Gazelli Art House November 20, 2015 - January 10, 2016

CONVERSION

Chiesa di Sant’Antonin 56th Venice Biennale May 9 - November 22, 2015

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