AGATHE SIMON
Crime & Crime

2015
Multi-media and Mixed-media Installation
Photographs, text, wallpaper, light bulb, chair, shirt, 2 videos, sound installation
Variable dimensions

View of the group show Transpositions
Museum of Non-Conformist Art, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Curator: Anastasia Patsey

© Agathe Simon

The Crime & Crime exhibition was born ouf of the encounter between Agathe Simon and Russian dropout Igor K. in 2013 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Both of them are passionnate about Dostoevsky’s Crime & Punishment. Agathe Simon followed Igor K. (known as ‘The New Raskolnikov’ in the Hay Square district) during several weeks, in order to document his ‘activities’ thanks to various media and technics: photographs, notes, sound installation and videos.

With the novel’s 150th anniversary approaching, their collaboration is a paradoxical tribute to Dostoevsky, unfolding a universe close To Ilya Kabakov and reflecting contemporary issues.

Agathe Simon is a Paris-based artist, born in 1977. After a decade of art projects throughout the world, she starts a partenrship with the art company The Group in Paris in 2017. She is also conducting artistic creation workshops at the Sorbonne University.

Agathe Simon is currently preparing projects in partnership with ‘Les Voûtes’ (a Parisian alternative art venue), the “C.N.R.S.” (the largest governmental research organisation in France), the Paris Cergy National Graduate School of Arts, the University of Cergy-Pontoise, and the Museum of Non-conformist Art (Saint Petersburg, Russia). These projects will include performances, films, and exhibitions.