Andrei Molodkin: Crude
November 5 - February 12, 2012
1502 Alabama, Houston, TX 77004
Russian artist Molodkin takes on oil, the viscous black gold pumping through the heart of Houston’s economy. “Culture is an emptiness we have to fill and affirm with economics” says Molodkin, known internationally for his socio-political projects. At the 53rd Venice Biennale, the artist exhibited his installation Le Rouge et le Noir in the Russian pavilion. Chechen oil and the blood from wounded soldiers pumped through two replicas of the Louvre’s Nike of Samothrace.