Agency of Singular Investigations (ASI)

The Agency of Singular Investigations was founded in Moscow, Russia in 2014 by artist Anna Titova and artist and writer Stanislav Shuripa. It is a platform for research of narrative spaces between communication and artistic practice. In its work, ASI addresses various discursive forms and procedures of appropriation and re-interpretation of images and concepts, both mass produced and one-off. All works by ASI, whether rooted in practice or theory, are thought of as answers to specific challenges brought by the historical experience and its effects on the current situation. Combining elements of fiction and documentality, the critique of representation and reconstructions of social spaces, ASI sees its activity as a means to support the dismantling of hierarchical and patriarchal forms that still dominate the socio-cultural sphere, and to help the process of its transformation into a more open, democratic and liberatory environment. ASI’s recent and current exhibition projects include, among others, Flower Power. Archive (Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2019), Petition of the Initiative Group (CCI Fabrika, 2018), and Dystopia Park (PERMM, 2017). Group projects include the 5th Ural Industrial Biennale, 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, 1st Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, and Manifesta X. Both artists live and work in Moscow.