Agency of Singular Investigations (ASI) is a platform for research at the border between communications and artistic practice, initiated by artists Stanislav Shuripa and Anna Titova, both of whom are affiliated with the Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow. The first phase of its activity will run until 2017, with a regular program of discussions, exhibitions, and performances organized by the Agency and by like-minded artists the Fabrika Center for Cultural Industries in Moscow, which acts as ASI’s headquarters. ASI reflects on current trends within society and art through careful observation of various communication media and similar environments where the “tension between fact and fiction can influence the exchange between past and present,” as quoted in the agency’s public mission statement. In line with its mission, ASI has created a display showcasing research by Clepsydra, a corporation specializing in time-flow control. The corporation’s key achievement is the reversal of social time, which is most easily accessed through systematic emulation of patterns from the past. Visitors will be introduced to various objects, gadgets, instructions, and safety garments which enable such a reversal to be safely achieved by the client at any given location.
Agency of Singular Investigations (ASI) was founded in 2014 by artists Stanislav Shuripa and Anna Titova. Solo exhibitions include: ASI in Construction, Fabrika Center for Creative Industries, Moscow (2016); Dystopia Park, Fabrika Center for Creative Industries, Moscow (2015); Ready-Made, Fabrika Center for Creative Industries, Moscow (2015); Apocalyptological Congress, Fabrika Center for Creative Industries, Moscow (2015); and Observatorium, Kovensky Pereulok 14, St. Petersburg (2014). Group exhibitions include: Interaction: Contemporary Artists Respond to MMOMA’s Collection, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow (2016); Open Systems: Self- Organized Art Initiatives in Russia: 2000-2015, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2015); and Detective, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow (2014).