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The artist duo of Denis Semenov and Natalia Severina, known for their work BETWEEN PETROV AND VODKIN, takes up an examination of the Russian avant-garde once again. Here they create a postmodern dystopia. Let us imagine the famous theatre director Vsevolod Meyerhold wasn’t executed by Stalin’s thugs in 1939, but instead installed his own dictatorship of the “proletariART”. The entirety of society is organised according to the rules of his theatre. Alas, a single solitary individual prefers not to play by the rules and would rather talk instead.