Daily Shedule

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MARIA SAFRONOVA

2012-2013

Installation
Materials: oil, canvas

Collection: Collection Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow.

The work consists of series of eleven paintings of routines and activities in a mental hospital, evoking the ‘genre scenes’ of the Dutch and Flemish baroque, a model of the interiors depicted and a text board with the inmates’ daily schedule, from waking at 7am to going to bed at 9pm, and a psychiatric questionnaire that would unsettle anyone’s notion of mental health. “78. If you had to act on stage, would you be able to enter your role so well that you forget it’s a game?” (AK)

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