Agency of Singular Investigations
area: Contemporary Art & Critical Writing
Centaury Beast, 2019, , Photo: Ican Kleimenov, Anastasia Lebedeva © Agency of Singular Investigations
Dream Life, 2019, Photo: Ural Industrial Biennale © Agency of Singular Investigations
Flower Power, Archive, 2018, Photo: Andrej Strokins © Agency of Singular Investigations
Gorbachev in Murmansk, 2018 © Agency of Singular Investigations
Agency of Singular Investigations is a duo (Anna Titova & Stanislav Shuripa) of spatial practitioners in Moscow. It was founded in 2014 in response to the changes in the cultural and political atmosphere in Russia and seeks to reflect on the heightened capacities of images and communications in the construction of identities and worldviews. All works by Agency, weather based in practice or theory, are thought of as answers to specific challenges brought by historical experience and its effects on the current situation.
Agency of Singular Investigations’s work has been exhibited at the 1st Biennale Warszawa, the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, the 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, the 1st Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg, and elsewhere. Their writing has been featured in a number of international publications including Russia: Art Resistance and the Conservative-Authoritarian Zeitgeist (Routledge, 2019) and magazines like Paletten (no. 327–328, 2022) and Ord&Bild (no. 2–3, July 2022). In 2015, Agency opened an experimental space at the Center for Creative Industries “Fabrika” (Moscow) dedicated to research into the narrative spaces between communication and artistic practice.
During their residency at MQ, Agency of Singular Investigations are working on a new installation for their exhibition On New Thinking And Other Forgotten Dreams, which will be on view at Secession Vienna from 01.12.2023 to 25.02.2024. The exhibition is the first part of their new, comprehensive research project The Park of Mind Revolutions, in which they explore (historical) forms of the production of subjectivity.