Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne

The first show in a french institution by Andrei Molodkin. According to a personal visual handwriting measured out in metaphorical terms, ink becomes the blood flowing from a pen, in the same way in which crude oil represents a vital lymph flowing within the containers of a symbolic system lying at the foundation of the Western cognitive panorama, in an act of relocation in which objectified and silent humanity remains at the heart of the artist’s narrative effort. In this manner the Russian artist, articulating his language, manages to achieve the rare feat of giving life to his own, personal “technique”, one that differentiates him substantially from artistic investigations that deal with the relationship between man and technology, making his artistic production among the most singular present in the international panorama.