“Cloud Caught on a Mountain” consists of stories related to contemporary Dagestan. Stories are a starting point for all of Taus Makhacheva’s works and they are told in local vernacular: ordinary people, everyday objects, works of applied decorative arts, landscape, traditions, family lore and institutional archives.
The exhibition in MMOMA includes video works (“Tightrope”, “Gamsutl”), objects (“Landscape”), the artefacts from a past epoch which are the artist’s collection of Soviet signs (such as “Dagestan”, Sport” and “Gostorgovlya”), videos of food-related performances (“Caspian Sea”, “Crystal Balls” and “Stomach It” amongst others) and various video evidence of the life-asserting practices of Super Taus – Taus Makhacheva’s heroic alter-ego.

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