Black text on a white background reads "hard & SOFT." The word "hard" is in fluffy, cloudy, doughy letters with a highly contrasted black shadow. The ampersand is in a simple sans serif font. The word "SOFT" is all capitalized and in a bubble sans serif font that has cracks and lines.

hard & SOFT

Congress Yard Projects’ first exhibition of 2021, hard & SOFT will submit the artworks to continuous display outside, throughout the wet dragging days of late winter. This turns our previous format on its head from the summer series of weekend long exhibitions where artworks susceptible to the elements are moved inside nightly. Rather, hard & SOFT will run for 1344 hours, from late January til Spring Equinox, showcasing works that stand resolute under the weight of the grey dripping sky, alongside works that embrace weathering transformation and decay.

Exhibition flyer for "Apartment" at Congress Yard Projects. The flyer background is blue grid paper with the letters in the word apartment scattered around the grid. There are two blue squares deliniating sections around an A and E, and three black lines connecting the P to an A, the M to a T, and the M to the E.


A P A R T M E N T is an experience of isolation as recorded in art objects made by 6 emerging artists currently living and making in Russia. The exhibition offers a view into highly personal and site-specific narratives, showing us that we are in fact bound together in many ways during this destabilizing moment.