Summer 2013 program

Summer 2013 program

V-A-C Foundation

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May 14, 2013

Summer 2013 program

Parallel Convergences: Pawel Althamer and Anatoly Osmolovsky
1 June–6 October 2013

Olga Chernysheva: Compossibilities
4 July–25 August 2013

Second edition of the Moscow Curatorial
Summer School

1–20 July 2013

Exhibition Programme

Parallel Convergences: Pawel Althamer and Anatoly Osmolovsky
Curated by Nicholas Cullinan
1 June–6 October 2013

Press Preview: 30 May, 10am–1pm
Opening: 31 May, 3–6pm

Casa dei Tre Oci
Giudecca 43 (Vaporetto stop ‘Zitelle’)
Venice, Italy

V-A-C Foundation, a not-for-profit Moscow-based institution committed to the international presentation, production and development of Russian contemporary art, is proud to present the exhibition Pawel Althamer and Anatoly Osmolovsky: Parallel Convergences. The project brings together for the first time the work of these artists—one Polish and the other Russian—both of whom are from the generation shaped by the decisive shift from communism to post-communism, experienced in Russia and the Eastern Bloc in the early 1990s, and whose work shares many interesting parallels. Despite the different forms and media they adopt—ranging from sculpture, installation and video, to more politically engaged actions and social forms of practice—the work of both artists often pivots around the idea of the body and modes of perception.

Althamer and Osmolovsky will also collaborate together on a new sculptural work for the V-A-C exhibition, which will evolve through an exchange of ideas between the two artists.

V-A-C Foundation supports as donor the 55th Venice Biennale.

Olga Chernysheva: Compossibilities
Curated by Silke Opitz
4 July–25 August 2013

Kunstmuseen der Stadt Erfurt
Kunsthalle im Haus zum Roten Ochsen
Fischmarkt 7
D-99084 Erfurt, Germany

In cooperation with the V-A-C Foundation, Moscow, the Kunsthalle Erfurt is proud to present the first solo exhibition of works by Russian artist Olga Chernysheva in Germany. The exhibition features the main subject of the artist’s work—the (simple) individual as part of contemporary, post-socialist society, and in particular, of neoliberal Russia, which Chernysheva masterfully portrays in her multimedia works.

Chernysheva (b. 1962) will be represented in the exhibition by video, painting, drawing and photography works from the last ten years. An English-German bilingual complete catalogue of works will be published by Hatje Cantz to accompany the exhibition.

Educational Programme

Second edition of the Moscow Curatorial Summer School
Theme: This is the show. And the show is many things
Student projects to be curated by Raqs Media Collective, New Delhi, India
1-20 July 2013

Conceived as an annual programme, the school opens every July and lasts for three weeks. It engages leading international and Russian experts in theory, history and curatorial practice. Every year, the theoretical and practical course studies focus on one specific topic, which becomes the central theme of the school and of an educational project, directed by the guest curators.

The theme of the second edition of the Moscow Curatorial Summer School refers to the exhibition curated by Bart de Baere in 1994. The school will examine various forms of curatorial practise beyond the usual exhibition space; for example, social and political activism, collective research, intellectual discussion, collaborative journey, parainstitutional activity and more…

Publishing Programme

The Way of Enthusiasts. Urban reader
A publication project inspired by the exhibition The Way of Enthusiasts (presented by V-A-C Foundation from 29 August to 25 November 2012, at Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice, the exhibition was a Collateral Event of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia), conceived and edited by the curators Katerina Chuchalina and Silvia Franceschini. The book combines texts by artists, art and architecture critics as well as translations of important historical documents and prose fragments focusing on the more underlying aspects of the exhibition, from the individual contexts of each art work to the commonly perceived failure of a modernist utopia and new capitalist layer of space appropriation.

Arseny Zhilyaev. Museum of Proletarian Culture. The industrialization of Bohemia
The book follows the solo exhibition by emerging Russian artist Arseny Zhilyaev, held in the acclaimed Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. In his exhibition, Zhilyaev created a conceptual project of an imaginary museum whereby the viewer is presented with the future liberated by the revolution and confronted with radically different views on the history of art of the 20th century. The book includes texts by Russian and foreign art critics as well as a number of Soviet avant-garde texts—translated here for the first time—about museums, proletarian folklore and contemporary creativity of the precariat.

For all further information contact: Helen Weaver helweaver [​at​] / T 44 (0)7772 159219 (UK mobile) / T 39 346 2165881 (Italian mobile)

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