Apocrypha of Freedom // 2018

One of Sergei Katran’s artistic strategies is the mystification of the present. Following it, the artist reveals the pain points of society, while maintaining the necessary distance from direct statements, which allows him to remain on the territory of art and at the same time talk about things that are important from his point of view.

The Ministry of Freedom of the Russian Federation has announced a competition for the production of modern bars for special correctional institutions, where mainly people of creative professions are kept (artists, writers, directors, actors, etc.)
Goal: to diversify the design of window openings;
replacing old grilles.
The competition is open and public.
Publication dated May 5, 2018 in the newspaper “Human Factor”.

The exposition of the finalists’ exhibition presents 12 types of grids that will be used by correctional institutions of the Russian Federation for prisoners – representatives of the creative class and creative intelligentsia.
The authors of the grids are anonymous under the terms of the confidentiality agreement. The gratings are distinguished by numbers: