Call a friend

Art Residence

The first project exhibition was opened on February 24, 2022 at the White Room Gallery in Moscow and ran for one day. Exploring the concept of friendship, communication and social connections in the modern world, reflecting on the etymology of the words "friend" and "other", it is difficult to imagine how quickly one can turn from friends into "others" and, even worse, enemies.

The video work of one of the artists of the exhibition, Zaurbek Tsugaev, began with the words “at any moment the connection can be interrupted.” Curators Oksana Yushko and Aishat Adueva continue to work to ensure that communication is not interrupted, and invite everyone on April 27 to reflect on friendship and good neighborliness, about how borders closed during the pandemic contributed to the separation of people and the creation of virtual illusions in which many of us exist in reality.

The call is an invasion into the reality of the "other", but also help in emergency situations, revealing hidden problems, a moment of empathy and complicity. Call a Friend is a call to create new kinship in a world that is tearing us apart.

The meeting will include “calls to friends” from the artist Ali Suleimanov, a curatorial story and discussion of current projects, the exchange of useful tools and inspiration, caring practices, and tea drinking.


April 27, 19.00 - Lecture and meeting at the residence with curators Oksana Yushko and Aishat Aduyeva

April 28, 19.00 - "Calls to friends" - artists and curators living in different cities and countries, talks about current practices and culture (online in zoom, registration)


The lecture will be held in the space of the art residence of the CCI "Fabrika": We enter the 4th building (orange door), go into the Tsekh Otdelki, turn left, go to the columns, turn left, go to the black door, open it, go up the stairs to the third floor to the door with the "fire painting".

Dates: April 27 - 28, 2022
Address: Perevedenodskiy pereulok 18, Art Residence

Call a friend