Umbrella.Corp

‘Umbrella.Corp’ a group show curated by Plague, at Makaronka Art Center, Rostov-on-Don

The ship’s wreckage is covered with the deposits formed by microbial products and multi-layer rust, the thickness of which is constantly growing. In addition, 24 species of invertebrates and 4 species of fish live on and near the hull, of which 12 species of invertebrates are clearly gravitating towards wreckage, eating metal and wooden structures. The interiors have been almost completely destroyed. Wooden elements are absorbed by deep sea worms. Remains of decks are covered by layers of shells. There are fewer and fewer objects made of organic materials. Those are gradually being broken down by abyssal decomposers. All human bodies are completely decomposed, the sole reminder being pairs of shoes lying side by side. Stalactites of rust hang from many metal parts. Its hilly surface takes the form of lamellar branches, folds and bunches.

The condition of the wreckage is rapidly deteriorating. In the period from 1985 to 2010, the crow’s nest fell into the cargo hatch, a part of the boat deck, officer’s cabins and gym almost completely collapsed, the mast bent. At a moderate rate of rust growth, the skeleton will fall apart completely into small fragments at the turn of the XXI and XXII centuries. Only massive metal structures—boilers, engines, and anchors—will survive.

Kenneth Alme, Vitaly Bezpalov, Pierre Clement, Neckar Doll, Arthur Golyakov, Bernhard Holaschke, Stas Lobachevskiy, Sasha Nesterkina, Vladimir Omutov, Ilya Smirnov, Denis Uranov, Nastya Vasileva, Vanya Venmer, INSIDE JOB (Ula Lucinska & Michal Knychaus)
December 13-30, 2019
Text: Natalya Serkova
Photo: Angelina Venmer

Exhibition view

Denis Uranov, Outposte, 2018-2019

Denis Uranov, Outposte, 2018-2019

Denis Uranov, Outposte, 2018-2019 (details)

Nastya Vasileva, Plumbob 95.35(8), 2019

Nastya Vasileva, Plumbob 95.35(8), 2019

Vladimir Omutov, p.p/17, 2017 & Speedcore1.7, 2017

Vladimir Omutov, p.p/17, 2017 & Speedcore1.7, 2017

Vladimir Omutov, p.p/17, 2017 & Speedcore1.7, 2017 (details)

Kenneth Alme, Untitled (References references references), 2018

Kenneth Alme, Untitled (References references references), 2018 (details)

Kenneth Alme, Untitled (References references references), 2018 (details)

Bernhard Holaschke, LIL LIT (blue ice), LIL LIT (red ice), LIL LIT (y), 2019

Bernhard Holaschke, LIL LIT (blue ice), 2019

Bernhard Holaschke, LIL LIT (red ice), 2019 (details)

Bernhard Holaschke, LIL LIT (y), 2019 (details)

Sasha Nesterkina, Lost, 2019

Sasha Nesterkina, Lost, 2019

Exhibition view

Pierre Clement, gr-satcasCRISP/R:ange, 2019

Pierre Clement, gr-satcasCRISP/R:ange, 2019 (details)

Pierre Clement, gr-satcasCRISP/R:ange, 2019 (details)

Neckar Doll, Evil Samples Studies, 2019

Neckar Doll, Evil Samples Studies, 2019

Neckar Doll, Evil Samples Studies, 2019 (details)

Exhibition view

Vanya Venmer, Believe In Me (VII) (rare), 2019

Vanya Venmer, Believe In Me (VII) (rare), 2019 (details)

Inside Job (Urszula Lucińska and Michał Knychaus), Ectoplasmats, 2019

Inside Job (Urszula Lucińska and Michał Knychaus), Ectoplasmats, 2019

Inside Job (Urszula Lucińska and Michał Knychaus), Ectoplasmats, 2019

Inside Job (Urszula Lucińska and Michał Knychaus), Ectoplasmats, 2019

Ilya Smirnov, 36912 forever (3), 2019

Ilya Smirnov, 36912 forever (3), 2019

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Stas Lobachevskiy, triptych “Yelling death”, 2019

Stas Lobachevskiy, triptych “Yelling death”, 2019

Stas Lobachevskiy, triptych “Yelling death”, 2019 (details)

Vitaly Bezpalov, Score Management III, 2019

Vitaly Bezpalov, Score Management III, 2019 (details)

Arthur Golyakov, Agenda (19), 2019

Arthur Golyakov, Agenda (19), 2019 (details)

Arthur Golyakov, Agenda (19), 2019 (details)