WE WILL @ The High of Culture

We Will
Pasha Bezor, Nastya Vasileva, Arthur Golyakov, Vladimir Omutov, Stas Tocka, Vanya Venmer
Curated by PLAGUE

June 28 - July 26, 2019
The High of Culture
Krasnodar, Russia

Looking at feet walking
I am in the field 
Going through darkness 
Silence is around 
Grasshoppers' sound
I know
We've been walking for a long time
But I am all alone in the field
Where am I going from?
I don’t remember 
Where am I going to?
I don’t know
Who am I?
I keep asking myself 
Where are we going?
I don’t know.

— Arthur Golyakov, 2019

PLAGUE is a curatorial group founded in Krasnodar, Russia in 2017. It was created by four young artists, Pasha Bezor, Arthur Golyakov, Stas Tocka, and Vanya Venmer. In their curatorial and artistic practice, they discover such issues as post graffiti aesthetics, occult roots of capitalism, non-human and object oriented agenda, and another newest artistic topics.

The High of Culture

On the 5th of September of the 18th year the Shukhov Tower in the center of Krasnodar was captured and transformed into a gallery.

« ... At the same time, the official media, which, by the way, is still considered to be very liberal by the standards of our Cossack region, two officials comment on the exhibition on the tower. Both the head of the state protection of the cultural heritage of the region and the press service of the shopping mall come to the conclusion that an unauthorized gallery on an architectural monument does not contradict either laws or business interests. It would seem that the city is a layer of various conflicts. And here in the center of these intersections suddenly the place which as if is nobody's is found out. Empty and secluded. A fragment of Soviet modernism, the top of which is hidden from view by long unused billboards.»