AES+F DIE TRIOLOGIE – Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin
Videokunst aus Russland

For the first time in Germany the Martin-Gropius-Bau presents a video trilogy by the artists’ group AES+F. The work was accomplished in 2011 and consists of the three titles: The Last Riot (2005/2007), The Feast of Trimalchio (2009) and Allegoria Sacra [Sacred Allegory] (2011).

AES was founded as a group in 1987 by the concept architects Tatiana Arzamasova and Lev Evzovich and the designer Evgeny Svyatsky. AES+F work at the intersection of photography, video art and digital technology. In some projects since 1995 AES group collaborates with photographer Vladimir FRIDKES (AES+F group).
For more than ten years their works have been featured at festivals around the world, including ARS Electronica (Linz), Mediacity Seoul and Video Zone (Tel Aviv) as well as the Biennales in Adelaide, Gwangju, Istanbul, Lille, Melbourne, Sydney, Taipei, Toronto, Moscow and Venice.
Their works are found in the collections of some of the most important European museums, including the Moderna Museet (Stockholm), the Tate Modern (London) and the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris).

Saturday, 29. September 2012 – Monday, 03. December 2012

Niederkirchner Straße 7
10963 Berlin, Germany

Passion Bild. Russische Kunst seit 1970

Das Kunstmuseum Bern gewährt Einblick in Arina Kowners umfangreiche Sammlung russischer Gegenwartskunst. Die Sammlung umfasst über 200 Werke von 49 Künstlerinnen und Künstlern aus den Jahren 1970 bis 2008. Der Schwerpunkt der Sammlung liegt in der Wendezeit (1984–1996) und stellt damit quasi eine kunsthistorische Dokumentation dieser gesellschaftspolitisch einmaligen Epoche dar.

Leningrad und Moskau waren die beiden Zentren, in denen sich Künstler aus der ganzen Sowjetunion zusammenfanden. In beiden Städten entwickelten sich in Thematik und Bildsprache unterschiedliche Kunstströmungen, die sich in der Sammlung widerspiegeln.

Saturday, 3. December 2011 – Sunday, 12. February 2012

Vladislav Mamyshev ‘Monroe’
Katze (Anspielung auf Stalin), 1991
Collage auf Holzfaserplatte
62 x 48 cm
Sammlung Arina Kowner

Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin is pleased to announce the participation of

Contemporary art from Russia.

Curated by Francesco Bonami and Irene Calderoni

1 June – 25 September 2011
Casa dei Tre Oci, Giudecca 43, Venice, Italy (Vaporetto Stop ‘Zitelle’)

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 – 18.00 (free admission)

Opening days in conjunction with the 54th Venice Biennale opening week: 1 – 3 June, 10.00 – 18.00

VICTORIA – The Art of Being Contemporary, Moscow, in collaboration with Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, are delighted to present a major exhibition of Russian contemporary art.

Modernikon was presented at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin from 23 September 2010 to 24 April 2011 and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with texts by Francesco Bonami, Irene Calderoni, Andrey Parshikov, Francesca Sforza, Dmitry Pimenov, Anatoly Osmolovsky and Arseny Zhilyaev.

Modernikon features the work of 20 artists:

Victor Alimpiev, Alexandra Auerbakh, Sergey Bratkov, Olga Chernysheva, Alexandra Galkina, Dmitri Gutov, Alina Gutkina, Iced Architects, Yakov Kazhdan, Elena Kovylina, Andrey Kuzkin, Vladimir Logutov, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Anna Parkina, Pavel Pepperstein, Anastasia Ryabova, Sergey Sapozhnikov / Albert Pogorelkin, Stanislav Shuripa, David Ter-Oganyan and Arseny Zhilyaev.

Olga Kisseleva

Gabarron Contemporary Art Museum, Valladolid

C/Rastrojo 1-A Valladolid
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 – 15, Lates – for group by appointment 17-20
Admission: General 6 €., reduced 5 €., Group 3 €
Wed: 3 €., Museum Friend admission free

Russian artist creates her work in the same way as a scientist would approach their work in biology, geophysics or social science. Her new project ‘Double Life’, created in collaboration with the Sorbonne’s Laboratory of sociology and social sciences, seeks to understand and define the connection and relationship between a higher intellectualism and social status.


Curated by Elga Wimmer & Julio Cesar García Rodríguez

Russian artist Olga Kisseleva creates her work in the same way as a scientist would approach their work in biology, geophysics or social science. She observes life and society, then follows a scientific process as she carefully detects a discrepancy, formulates her hypothesis and finds a solution. It is these solutions which are presented as films in her new project Double Life, created in collaboration with the Sorbonne’s Laboratory of sociology and social sciences. The project seeks to understand and define the connection and relationship between a higher intellectualism and social status. She asks the question – ‘Does our society really need artists and intellectuals?’

A serious, science-based approach to art makes Kisseleva akin to the Russian avant-garde artists, who always viewed their work as an intense experimental effort for the good of future mankind. Continuous deliberations on scientific sources impart primordial creative magic to her compositions. Her belief that artistic endeavor leads to progress also relates her to Russian avant-garde philosophy.

In fact, the video diptychs displayed at the exhibition deal with the artist’s role and place in today’s society. They demonstrate the environment of the future-already-come and discuss what reality should be considered true and what should be viewed as make-believe. It is important for a practicing artist to decide what is a passing inconvenience and what is immutable destiny. However, contemporary society, which lays down its own laws, makes it hard to answer the fundamental question, ‘am I an artist or not?’ The composition Life on sales makes it clear that today’s society actually has little use for all those worthless intellectuals—artists, philosophers, and poets. Indeed, the activities of most artists make no sense for society because they do no tangible good that can be measured in physical terms.

What makes the artist unique is that he lives by his own wits and makes the laws by which he lives and thinks. However, since these laws have no social support, the artist often becomes an outsider and has to look for other ways of subsistence and lead a parallel life in order to survive. He paints and works the register in a supermarket, devises a new choreography system or makes up sales charts in an office. Such a ‘double life’ not just lays bare the screwed-up priorities and double social standards, but raises the key question: who can be considered an artist, by whom, and on what grounds?

Kisseleva raises the problems of the artist’s social integration to an international level. In the process of her artistic research, she experimentally finds that the futuristic gene of genius is hard to detect and, most importantly, is incompatible with the real state of affairs: society creates no conditions for its effective evolution. The avant-garde utopia, according to which every individual is a creator, becomes a double life and ends in failure. The marvelous society of intellectuals is doomed to fail under conditions of dominant market relations. The artist-researcher has to record this state of things monitor its dynamics and call intellectual revolution. There is few hope that society will change its ‘optics': the only way is the individual who always has at least a minimum chance to take a different view of the world.

In the frame of Focus Russia program Olga Kisseleva invites Spanish artists to become co-author of one episode of the project Double Life, whose main characters combine creative activities with ‘money-making’ professions in everyday life. Each new episode of the project is a video-diptych consisting of a documentary material of the protagonist’s life and an artistic endeavor, conceived by the co-author.
The first phase of the project is a discussion, which will be followed by the formation of an artistic group of the project’s new co-authors.

With the support of the the Russian Ministry of Culture, in the frame of Year Russia-Spain 2011.

In the frame of Focus Russia program opening Feb 14th

Militarstrasse 83 – 8004 Zurich – Switzerland – www.art-concept.ch

Sergey Shutov – Elevation – Exhibition 02 – 24 March 2011

Private Viewing 1st March 2011, 18.00 – 21.00

Opening Hours:
Wednesday 13.00 – 18.00
Saturday 10.30 – 16.00

Sergey Shutov is a Russian painter, graphic artist, author of many art objects, installations and artwork based on computer technology. His works were represented by the historical Sotheby’s Auction in Moscow in 1988 and by the Biennale in Venice in 2001. He belongs to pioneers of the Russian video art and was an artist by the famous Russian movie “ASSA” where he also took part as an actor. Several of his works belong to the Migros Art Collection.

Sergey Shutov does not intend to limit himself to topics considered proper for contemporary artists. But his work is like a veritable encyclopedia of all imaginable methodologies. His paintings from the „Elevation“ series connect an euphoric feeling of flying with symbols of danger.

The Exhibition is included into the 2011 program “Russian Culture In Switzerland”.

Art Project by Natalia Opaleva

The Louvre Opens Counterpoint Russian Contemporary Art, From Icon to Avant-Garde by Way of the Museum
Published by Museumpublicity.com 15 October 2010

Following the major exhibition “Holy Russia: Russian Art from the Beginnings to Peter the Great” in spring 2010, the Louvre hosts a second event in honor of the Year of Russia in France.
Open October 14, 2010 to January 31, 2011.

Turning its focus to present-day Russia, the museum offers an overview of Russian contemporary art, still little known in France. This exhibition in the Louvre’s annual “Counterpoint” series features works by some twenty artists and artist collectives: AES + F Group, Yuri Albert, Blue Noses, Erik Boulatov, Alexander Brodsky, Olga Chernysheva, Dubossarsky and Vinogradov, Dmitri Gutov, Emilia and Ilya Kabakov, Alexei Kallima, Komar and Melamid, Valery Koshlyakov, Yuri Leiderman, Igor Makarevich and Elena Elagina, Diana Machulina, Andrei Monastyrsky, Pavel Pepperstein, Avdei Ter- Oganian, and Vadim Zakharov.

Erik Boulatov Liberté, 1992 155 cm x 295 cm Oil on canvas
Collection of Olivier and Bertrand Lorquin
Photo: Jean-Alex Brunelle © Adagp, Paris 2009

Art Moscow 2010

Barbarian Art gallery Zurich is excited to announce our partaking at the International Contemporary Art Fair Art Moscow 2010. The Fair will hold its 14th edition on September 22-26, 2010 in the Central House of Artists, Moscow.
We are honored to present to Russian and international audience internationally renowned American filmmaker and photographer Denise Prince, celebrated Ukrainian artist Oksana Mas, young Korean photographer Hyin Ji Sim, Russian artist Dmitry Kawarga, and photographer Daria Marchik.

Art + Art Projects is happy to host the first solo show of Daria Marchik in Moscow

July 02 – September 15, 2010
Tue – Sun 12 A.M.- 8 P.M.

Contemporary Art Center Winzavod – Art + Art Gallery
BLD 6, 1, 4th Syromyatnicheskiy Lane, Moscow

Photographer and artist born in Moscow and raised in New York, Daria Marchik works mostly with innovative designers, stylists, performance artists and creators of ambiguous art forms in the underground of Berlin and cities saturated with eccentric fashion & lifestyle. Having participated in two recent exhibits including the Chelsea Museum of Art and the Moscow Biennial for Young Artists ’08, she is continuing to expand her network in Europe with a specific focus of capturing nontraditional nonconformists.

Emilia Kabakov Inauguration "Wind of Tolerance" St. Moritz Art Masters Foundation

Thursday – August 26, 2010 – 3:30 P.M.

Lake Of St. Moritz, St. Moritz

Samposion "Art or Cult?" Welcome Artist Talks AES+F, Com&Com, Wim Delvoye

Thursday – September 2, 2010 – 4 P.M. – 6 P.M.
Cinema Scala, St. Moritz

Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin proudly announces the participation of

at the 6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art – Opening Thursday, June 10, 7 P.M.- 9 P.M.

June 11 – August 8, 2010
Oranienplatz 17, 10999 Berlin
U8 Moritzplatz

Olga Chernysheva, High Road No. 8 (2), 2007, series of 6 pieces,
optical silver gelatine fiber print, 100 x 150 cm

Haunch of Venison Gallery, London

Soviet Non-Conformist Art from the 1980s
at Haunch of Venison, London, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET, UK
Exhibition: Friday 16 April – Saturday 26 June, 2010

In April 2010 Haunch of Venison presents the first comprehensive survey of Soviet non-conformist art from the 1980s and early 1990s ever to be mounted in London, in collaboration with Galerie Volker Diehl (Berlin) and Diehl + Gallery One (Moscow).
Featuring one hundred works by almost fifty different artists, the exhibition focuses on the period before, during and after Glasnost and Perestroika, examining the profound influence that Gorbachev’s liberalising reforms had on the art that was being made at this transformative moment in the USSR’s history. Rather than offering an exhaustive survey, the exhibition seeks to introduce Western audiences to the stylistic diversity, dynamic spirit and key exponents of the unofficial art of this period.

Natasha Akhmerova Gallery, Zurich

“Plumbers Widow”
29.04.2010 – 01.06.2010
© Barbarian-Art Gallery, 33 Bleicherweg, 8002, Zurich, Switzerland

Katya Bochavar & Daria Marchik
a Collection of Conceptual Art & Fine Art Photography

Katya Bochavar marries two fields, Jewelry Design and Conceptual Art. ‘My line embraces change while paying homage to cultural heritages. A modern dissertation of aesthetics.’

Daria Marchik is a creator of ambiguous art forms, with a focus on eccentric fashion and nonconformity. In her metamorphic tale a series of nymphetic and androgynous tribes reign. A chosen body of work from over the past decade will be shown as a collaboration of timeless ‘Repertoir’.

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