While directly referencing to the famous quote “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce” by German philosopher Karl Marx, the artist modifies it by changing the end and looping it in order to outline the circumference of a circle, leaving no more space for tradegy.
Arseny Zhilyaev (USSR, 1984) is an artist based in Venice. His projects speculate on the possible future histories of art, using the museum as a medium. Zhilyaev plays roles in the Institute for Mastering of Time and the Institute of the Cosmos, while following reflections of the Museum of Museums in the lagoon.
Courtesy of Arseny Zhilyaev and C+N Gallery CANEPANERI (Milan / Genoa, Italy)