DETACHED, Now and tomorrow, EIKON gallery at MQ, Vienna, 2016
NOW AND TOMORROW is an artist duo, founded by Sergei Sviatchenko (DK) and Noriko Okaku (UK/JP) in 2014.
The exhibition “Detached” explores a new possibility on the idea of reproduction—a process playing a key role in capitalism. The collage emphasizes the consecutive results of mass-production such as loss of originality, especially in art and is the method of choice of NOW AND TOMORROW. Simultaneously, the artists analyze newly formed, in other words, reproduced objects, and question the resurrection of their uniqueness after detaching them from their original context. In the unique space of the EIKON Schaufenster, the artists create a site-specific installation which separates the audience from the over-saturated, mundane environment of everyday life, while inviting us to have an innovative view on the correlation between everyday objects and ourselves.