9B Gallery's stand at the blazar young art fair
9B Gallery took part in the blazar young art fair, which took place from September 21 to 24 at the Museum of Moscow. At its stand, two projects were presented at once, created together with Nizhny Novgorod artists. The first is an informal association, the Underground Trash Community of Nizhny Novgorod (UTCNN), where we will present sculpture, graphics and painting by Natasha Korets, Yuri Otinov and Nikita Pirumov, the second is the already well-known team Bomse with graphic and painting works.

The graffiti team Bomse Crew (Nizhny Novgorod) was founded in 2009 by classmates Kirill Oper and Slava Evsti (formerly Krem). During the development process, the composition of the team constantly changed, in some periods the number of participants reached 15 people. Sergey Skeap and Ilya Atom were added to the group in 2012, and since 2014 - Sema Bomse.

Active drawing on the streets, regular trips to large cities, extensive horizontal connections made her one of the most famous teams in Nizhny Novgorod. Graffiti is still the connecting link of all participants, but the team has long been not limited to just drawing fonts. Since 2014, the team has been searching for forms of self-expression in street art, and subsequently moves on to studio work. Since 2015, the team has been moving to live in a squat. In 2016, the clothing brand Opearo appeared, the creation of which was initiated by Kirill Oper. In 2020, the first collective exhibition took place in Sergei Skeap's studio "Boms Crew Tattoo". From this moment on, the team positions itself as an artistic association that, in addition to street art and street art, is engaged in performances, studio art and DIY projects.

Currently, the main composition of Bomse Crew is Skeap Bomse, Oper Bomse, Evsti Bomse, Ilya Atom and Sema Bomse. Each participant works with different themes and in different techniques, periodically uniting to create joint works. The team is united by invisible close ties through common context and interests in art.

UTCNN – Underground trash community of Nizhny Novgorod. This is a self-organized association of artists, curators, designers, musicians of Nizhny Novgorod, which was founded by artist Natasha Korets in 2022 as part of the preparation of the Trash Market at the sites of the cultural cluster in the Pochayna area. Most of its members are associated with the city's punk scene, for example, Gallery1, the art cafe "Buffet" or the club "Tago Mago", and were and are engaged in samizdat, experimental art, poetry and music. A local and at the same time virtual community constantly exists within an open chat discussing culture, everyday life and mutual assistance; it is activated offline situationally within the framework of auctions, flea markets, exhibitions, master classes, art meetings, lectures, film screenings at various venues in the city. From the UTCNN team, Natalia Korets, Yuri Otinov, Nikita Pirumov, Polina Pindyur and Gleb Nikto were represented at the stand.

The cabinet of the Underground Trash Community of Nizhny Novgorod was created based on the "cabinets of curiosity". This concept, also known as the cabinet of curiosities, originated in the 16th century and reached its peak of popularity in the 17th and 18th centuries, an era of obsession with the systematization of knowledge. The cabinets of that time were the result of a fusion of a culture of curiosity with classification and storytelling, and they were common among completely different segments of the population, from monks to lords. The modern world is changing so rapidly that only scientists and researchers can afford to sort everything out, preserve and study bizarre specimens.

The UTCNN collection is a collective image of what a mysterious character could collect, peering intently into trash art in order to find real treasures there. In contrast to the Enlightenment desire to order, the UTCNN office presents a cozy chaos. The authors are united by the common spirit of the underground - spontaneity, originality, freedom of creativity, memento mori mood and the aesthetics of decay. As befits a cabinet of curiosity, interest in the dissection and mummification of amazing creatures is presented in varying degrees of depth. For the stand at the blazar fair, eccentric bright masks for mysterious rituals, rare dangerous insects, skins of murdered sculptures, graphics with abstract images and various objects of unknown purpose, the stories of which have yet to be unraveled, were selected.
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