Born in 1981 in Moscow, Russia, Alexander Das (Chernavskiy)
is a Russian artist, his career emerged in the wake of the influence of documentary traditions and contemporary art as the fields of his main interest. He is a magister of sociology (MPSU university). In 2010 he finished his secondary education in MSU (photojournalism), was a student through different international educational programs and workshops of «Fotodepartament» (S-Petersburg), in 2016 – School of Contemporary Art «Free Workshops» and is working as a freelance photographer and artist since then. He was working with Corbis, Demotix, DAD and TASS news agencies through the recent years. He is the member of Union of Russian Photo Artists since 2009. He was a participant of different festivals and exhibitions in Russia, Georgia, Belarus, Ukraine, USA, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Belgium. In 2015 and 2016 he was a recipient of the scholarships of the Ministry of Culture of Russia. Recent years are closely connected with art documentary projects, including his first photo book «Alpha» in 2015, published by Dostoevsky Publishing in Amsterdam. In 2017 he produced 3 new self-published photo books. His works were published by Privateonline, Sonder review, Snapdragon, Stoneboat, Raven Chronicles, Dodho, The Ocotillo Review in 2017.
The Wake Up! Memorial – Corona! Shut Down?
video title: Museum temporis, 2020, 2:04
Today, when the museums of the world are closed, our experience, much of our past and present has turned into pixels on screens. We have become images of ourselves, and our voices are heard from speakers and headphones because otherwise they won’t be heard at all. We walk the world without leaving our homes, but we hope that in time it will all be part of the Museum, which finds its place in the endless funds. This work is a fantasy reflection on the phenomenon of such a journey in our lives, a collective Museum that can preserve all that we will offer him when we cross its threshold again – and we will move on, along new roads of the future hall that have no end. Because we are all this Museum.