It’s about time to launch the Quick Brown Fox again… Isn’t it?

Dates or Deadline: 
20 January 2022 to 30 January 2022
Organized by: 
Kolodzei Art Foundation
Contact: 
Natalia Kolodzei
City: 
Moscow
Country: 
Russia

its not the quick brown fox again...is it?

Самое время снова запустить быструю коричневую лису… Не так ли?

All-Russian Decorative Art Museum, Delegatskaya st., 3 Moscow, 
Всероссийский музей декоративного искусства, ул. Делегатская, 3, Москва
Opening reception on Thursday, January 20 at 7pm.

On August 30, 1963, Washington sent the first text message to Moscow, which read: "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's back 1234567890".  What is it about, and is there a hidden meaning in it? No, this was the phrase used to test all letters of the alphabet. It is the most famous pangram in English, the shortest sentence in which all the 26 letters of the alphabet as well as Arabic numerals are used. It was commonly used for touch-typing practice, testing typewriters and computer keyboards, displaying examples of fonts, and any other applications involving text where the use of all letters in the alphabet is needed. It was also common for testing the teletype services, a procedure known as “foxing”. This phrase is used to test all the keys on the device. In order avoid mistakes and misunderstandings in message texts.

This was the first direct contact between the USA and the USSR, which was supposed to prevent the possibility of a nuclear conflict. Then a military clash was avoided.
Since January 23, 2020, the hands of the Doomsday Clock show 23:58:20, leaving us only 100 seconds. On January 20, 2022, another decision on the location of the clock hands is expected.
Based on the analysis of the atmosphere of relations between the great powers on the planet Earth, the arrows are unlikely to remain in place.

The art project is bringing together 30 projects by American and Russian artists practicing different media including paintings, drawings, prints, photography, video, new media and interactive installations who are interested in the above proposed topic; evoking a wide range of responses to the contemporary political, cultural and historical context and social environment. The curator of American projects is Natalia Kolodzei, executive director of the Kolodzei Art Foundation, honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts. The curators of Russian projects are Ivan Kolesnikov and Sergei Denisov.

List of American projects: 
1. Ellen K. Levy, Conversation at a Nuclear Plant. 
Эллен К. Леви «Беседа на атомной станции»
2. Yevgeniy Fiks, Washington-Moscow (Security Risk Diptychs)
Евгений Фикс, «Вашингтон-Москва» (Диптихи угроз безопасности)
3. Anne Spalter, The Josh Craig, Control 
Энн Спалтер, Джош Крейг, Контроль
4. Anna Frants in collaboration with CYLAND MediaArtLab, Peck of Salt
Анна Франц и CYLAND MediaArtLab «Пуд соли»
5. Danielle Siembieda, Raphael Arar, DM MEME / Лс Мем
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Даниэль Симбида, Рафаэль Арар, DM MEME / Лс Мем
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6. Vitaly Komar, Color Code (from Thomas Jefferson's letter to Alexander I ).
Виталий Комар, "Цветовой код" (из письма Томаса Джефферсона Александру I)
7. Carla Gannis, Another Day Another Doom
Карла Ганнис, «Что ни день, то новый фатум»
8. Olga Lamm, SoULcial Connection: Impulse of Time. 
Ольга Ламм, “Социально Духовная Связь: Импульс Времени” 
9. Irina Danilova, Вe 59. Stay Сool
Ирина Данилова, Be 59. Stay Сool
10. Julian Montague, 1983 
Джулиан Монтаг, 1983
11. Patricia Olynyk, Dark Skies
Патриша Олиник, «Темные небеса»
12. Adam Hogan, Laura Stayton, Before, After, (400’)
Адам Хоган, Лаура Стейтон  «До, после (400’)», 2020.
13. Clea T. Waite, Helga Pogatschar,  Moonwalk  - Variation V
Клеа Т. Уэйт, Хельги Погачар «Лунная походка – Вариант V»
14. Asya Reznikov, Migration #2
Ася Резникова, «Миграция №2»
15. Yuliya Lanina, Jose Martinez, Misread Signs
Юлия Ланина, Хосе Мартинес, «Прерваная связь»

Russian participating artists:
* Doomsday clock shows 100 seconds to Midnight. This symbolic “countdown” to the nuclear Apocalypse has been conducted by scientists since 1945. Every year, they change the position of the clock hands or leave them in place, depending on the events that take place in the international political arena. The experts of the Science and Security Council of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists are assessing the likelihood of a nuclear war. The Council includes 13 Nobel laureates. 

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