Coincidence. The lack of an obvious cause-and-effect relation between the events, combined in a certain place and time, for centuries aroused interest both in entire fields of scientific knowledge and among individuals of culture and art who consider this phenomenon as an impetus for inspiration. Probability theory and statistics, the studies of trade mechanisms and human behavior - everywhere the interpretation of chance, fortuity and fate solves different problems and leads to different conclusions.

MirroR rspectacular

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Mirror spectacular
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Since 2013 in the #mirrorspectacular series Russian photographer Valery Romanov has been collecting a gallery of composition coincidences, exploring how they might look in the “(non) accidental” encounter of the spectator and the work of art.


The combination of the words "mirror" and "spectacular" in the title of the project indicates the possible analysis of seemingly simple, if not downright trivial, images in modern, critical dimension. What is a work but a mirror of its time? Can the art object be appreciated more “impressive” when it resonates with the spectator? How may this resonance look like and what conditions can provoke it? Which part does the exhibition space take - a passive participant or a place for creating a new art?

The fortuity, fleetingness of unexpected consonance is also emphasized by an idea that the contact between the spectator and the art, captured by a smartphone, lasts only a split second, and then a digital picture appears.


Examining the gallery of "spectacular" coincidences, an ironic question arises: what if the art work, entering into this accidental resonance, thereby lets the spectator penetrate in, give birth to a new, more complicated art, initiates a dialogue of color, content and shape - visual empathy of a person and the world?
Feat. Lauren Greenfield (@greenfield_lauren), Suzanne Rogers, 40 in her home, Toronto, 2010. Moscow, Russia, May 2021.
Multimedia Art Museum, Russia
Feat. Danila Polyakov. Easter game, 2019. Moscow, Russia, May 2019.
Damoscow, Russia
Feat. Francisco Infante, Nonna Goryunova
(@Francisco.infante.art), Artifacts, 1997. Moscow, Russia, December 2019.
Multimedia Art Museum, Russia
Feat. Alex Prager (@alexprager), Crowd No.1, 2010. Moscow, Russia, May 2019.
Multimedia Art Museum, Russia
Feat. Alex Prager (@alexprager), Crowd No.7, 2013. Moscow, Russia, May 2019.
Multimedia Art Museum, Russia
Feat. Irina Klimenko - The call of mountain peaks, 2017. Moscow, Russia. September 2018.
The Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Russia
Feat. Andrey Vetrov, Poppies, 2020. Moscow, Russia, February 2021.
Pervozdannaya Rossia, Russia
Feat. Sandy Skoglund (@sandyskoglundart), Gathering paradise, 1991. Moscow, Russia, January 2021.
Multimedia Art Museum, Russia
Feat. Milan Radisics (@Milan.Radisics), Bauxite ore, 2019. Moscow, Russia, December 2020.
Golden turtle, Russia
Feat. Lauren Greenfield (@greenfield_lauren), Suzanne Rogers, 40 in her home, Toronto, 2010. Moscow, Russia, May 2021.
Multimedia Art Museum, Russia
Feat. Danila Polyakov. Easter game, 2019. Moscow, Russia, May 2019.
Damoscow, Russia
Feat. Francisco Infante, Nonna Goryunova
(@Francisco.infante.art), Artifacts, 1997. Moscow, Russia, December 2019.
Multimedia Art Museum, Russia
Feat. Alex Prager (@alexprager), Crowd No.1, 2010. Moscow, Russia, May 2019.
Multimedia Art Museum, Russia
Feat. Alex Prager (@alexprager), ), Crowd No.7, 2013. Moscow, Russia, May 2019.
Multimedia Art Museum, Russia
Feat. Irina Klimenko - The call of mountain peaks, 2017. Moscow, Russia. September 2018.
The Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Russia
Feat. Andrey Vetrov, Poppies, 2020. Moscow, Russia, February 2021.
Pervozdannaya Rossia, Russia
Feat. Sandy Skoglund (@sandyskoglundart), Gathering paradise, 1991. Moscow, Russia, January 2021.
Multimedia Art Museum, Russia
Feat. Milan Radisics (@Milan.Radisics), Bauxite ore, 2019. Moscow, Russia, December 2020.
Golden turtle, Russia
Feat. Joan de la Malla (@joandelamalla), The horrible performance. Moscow, Russia, November 2018.
Golden turtle, Russia

Feat. Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1967. Moscow, Russia, July 2019.
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Russia
Feat. Oleg Khvostov (@oleg_khvostov_art), ), Landscape of red field and airplane, 2016. Moscow, Russia, May 2019.
Damoscow, Russia
Feat. Erik Johansson (@erik.joh), Groundbreaking, 2014. Moscow, Russia, February 2019.
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Russia
Feat. Robert Falk, Portrait of Olga Severtseva, 1950-1951. Moscow, Russia, February 2021.
New Tretyakov Gallery, Russia
Feat. Steve McCurry, Dust Storm, Rajasthan, India, 1983. Moscow, July 2018.
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia
Feat. Andy Warhol, Mao, 1972. Moscow, Russia, February 2021.
Central House of Artists, Russia
Feat. Andy Warhol, Marilyn. Portfolio of 10, 1985. Moscow, Russia, February 2021.
Central House of Artists, Russia
Feat. Dmitri Kokh (@master.blaster), Barrel jellyfish in a grotto, 2020. Moscow, Russia, February 2021.
Pervozdannaya Rossia, Russia
feat. Милан Радисич (@Milan.Radisics), Бокситовая руда, 2019. Россия, декабрь 2020 Золотая черепаха, Россия
Feat. Joan de la Malla (@joandelamalla), The horrible performance. Moscow, Russia, November 2018.
Golden turtle, Russia
Feat. Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1967. Moscow, Russia, July 2019.
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Russia
Feat. Oleg Khvostov (@oleg_khvostov_art), ), Landscape of red field and airplane, 2016. Moscow, Russia, May 2019.
Damoscow, Russia
fFeat. Erik Johansson (@erik.joh), Groundbreaking, 2014. Moscow, Russia, February 2019.
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Russia
Feat. Robert Falk, Portrait of Olga Severtseva, 1950-1951. Moscow, Russia, February 2021.
New Tretyakov Gallery, Russia
Feat. Steve McCurry, Dust Storm, Rajasthan, India, 1983. Moscow, July 2018.
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia
Feat. Andy Warhol, Mao, 1972. Moscow, Russia, February 2021.
Central House of Artists, Russia
Feat. Andy Warhol, Marilyn. Portfolio of 10, 1985. Moscow, Russia, February 2021.
Central House of Artists, Russia
Feat. Dmitri Kokh (@master.blaster), Barrel jellyfish in a grotto, 2020. Moscow, Russia, February 2021.
Pervozdannaya Rossia, Russia
feat. Милан Радисич (@Milan.Radisics), Бокситовая руда, 2019. Россия, декабрь 2020
Золотая черепаха, Россия
Feat. CrocodilePOWER (@CrocodilePOWER_art), More human than human, 2019.
Damoscow, Russia
Feat. Olya Kroytor (@olyakroytor), Situation 52, 2021. Moscow, Russia, April 2021.
CUBE, Russia
Feat. CrocodilePOWER (@CrocodilePOWER_art),More human than human, 2019.
Damoscow, Russia
Feat. Olya Kroytor (@olyakroytor), Situation 52, 2021. Moscow, Russia, April 2021.
CUBE, Russia