meta-meta is an expansive interdisciplinary project, comprising a new book of the artist’s instruction pieces (published by WPA) and an exhibition that will bring the book to life through an installation that functions as the mise-en-scène for a series of public programs and fresh experiments. The project, which was initiated at WPA through a research residency in 2021, engages the history and methodologies of instruction-based practices (from Fluxus to Artificial Intelligence) to extend the artist's ongoing investigation of modes of resistance to authority and control.

Join us on Saturday, October 14 from 7–9pm for the opening celebration! Let us know you're coming by RSVPing here.

Pre-order your copy of meta-meta: book of instructions (2023) here and enjoy a special early bird discount of 15% off!


About the Artist

Misha Ilin (he/him) studied art at the National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow. In 2016 he moved to the United States to pursue his art career and received his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2019. Misha has recently exhibited at M+B Gallery, Los Angeles; the kitchen, Berlin; Modern Art Museum, Shanghai; and Washington Project for Arts, DC, among other venues. Misha is a current fellow of the Hamiltonian Fellowship, DC. He lives and works in New York.


WPA's Project Space, 2124 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001



Saturday, October 14 from 7–9pm