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Nikita Kadan, Limits of Responsibility (detail), 2014, metal, painted wood, soil, vegetables, thirty-six color slides, three book facsimiles, dimensions variable.

Nikita Kadan

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Nikita Kadan, Limits of Responsibility (detail), 2014, metal, painted wood, soil, vegetables, thirty-six color slides, three book facsimiles, dimensions variable.

In recent years, sites of protest—Tahrir Square, Zuccotti Park, Taksim Square—have functioned in large part as visual interventions in the fabric of the city. As such, they’ve made claims on attention, time, and space on behalf of those excluded from the normal running of things. These provisional encampments took something from several disparate spheres—political demonstrations, the squatters’ movement, refugee and homeless camps, even music festivals—and fashioned them into something new: One might almost say a genre where politics and the image met on updated terms.

Nikita Kadan’s show “Limits of Responsibility” took as its starting point recent events in Ukraine, where the demonstrations on Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) had particularly disorienting effects, as the collapse of the Yanukovych government was followed by Russia’s annexation

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