MOCT was developed within my graduation project ( 2011, MPGU, Russia), as a response to a lack of exposure to contemporary art among broad audiences, especially those who were related to the art education system. The project aimed to highlight the masterpieces from established Western and American museums with a possibility for further exploration via digital sources. 4 issues were released over one year, including a sub-project GENERATOR, which included some young Russian contemporary artists.
“This limited edition, riso-printed booklet reflects on the notion of the ‘haptic encounter’ — the permeative force of touch, as much physically as poetically — a subject that is both extremely relevant yet ever more alien. The booklets contents were developed whilst each contributor was experiencing the first ‘lockdown’ period in different countries — The Netherlands, France, Germany, Greece and the UK. It features artistic contributions from Hannah Dawn Henderson, Karolina Rupp, Elena Kostenko, Kees van Leeuwen, Grigoris Rizakis and Tomasz Skibicki, as well as two essays by Yindi Chen and Alexandre Richardeau. It was designed by Hannah Dawn Henderson and Cengiz Mengüç. The booklet can be ordered via N. o. H. website”
Towards a Forward is an exhibition associated with a launch of the first N.o.H. publication titled 15 03 20,