Shining Prostheses (1998) by Chernyshev and Efimov at Reconstruction2. 2014. The EKATERINA Cultural Foundation, Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture and XL Projects. January 24 - March 23, 2014
Reconstruction is one of the first attempts to interpret Moscow art life from 1990 to 2000. This was a crucial period and one of unprecedented intensity. It saw the heyday of actionism and important group exhibitions at non-commercial spaces and galleries, which sprang up almost simultaneously and immediately became venues for experiment, enabling strategies and practices that were new to Moscow to be shown and developed. This was the decade when contemporary art in Russia was legalized and catapulted forwards – a very special time.