March 23 – June 18, 2017
The “Blue Soup” art group’s retrospective exhibition spans the two decades during which the group has been active producing their video-art and computer-animation works. The show comprises all of the group’s works to date, including their seminal “Way Out” (2005), first shown at the inaugural Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art; “Echelon” (2006), first shown at the Modern City Foundation; and “Lake” (2007), “Defence” (2007), “Pulp” (2014) and “Cascade” (2016), all of which were first shown at the XL Gallery in Moscow. In 2007, their “Lake” video installation was awarded the Innovation Prize as the best work of visual art of the year, while “Cascade” was shortlisted for the other prestigious Russian contemporary art award, the Kandinsky Prize, in 2016.
November 16, 2016 – February 28, 2017
The new exhibition was conceived as the latest instalment in the Foundation’s programme devoted to the history of contemporary Russian art that also comprises earlier projects such as Field of Action, Authorized for Export from the USSR, Reconstruction and Reconstruction 2, and, most recently, InSight. Curated by different people and featuring different works, documents and archives, these shows covered the last four decades of the 20th century. The upcoming exhibition deals with the most recent past, that is, the 2000s.
The catalogue contains the articles, written by art historians and art critics: Arkady Ippolitov, Andrei Khlobystin, Ekaterina Andreeva, Alexander Borovsky. The articles present different points of view and give different judgments about the art of the New Academy. The catalogue also contains a detailed chorography by Ksenia Novikova, the director of the NAFA Museum.
The book contains more then 200 illustrations, including very difficult to show in the painted edition the technique of works of many of the New Academy artists. The brocade fabrics with the filigree medallions-applications by Timur Novikov, gum-pigment printing and kallitype print by Stanislav Makarov, the sculpture by Olga Tobreluts and the laser engraving by Irena Kuksenaite.
June 7-16, 2013
Saint Petersburg, Mikhailovsky Garden of the Russian Museum
The Sixth Annual International Festival "The Imperial Gardens of Russia" and the exhibition-contest, organized in the frames of the Festival have got unusual name "Ïëàòîìàíèÿ - Platomania". "Plantomania" was the word used by Catherine the Great when speaking of her love of plants and gardening in general. According to Catherine the Great’s letters she used to dig in the garden with a small spade by herself, the Empress has also hand copied hundreds of pages from an English treatise on gardening. The participants of the exhibition-contest 2013 implemented the main ideas of the English Garden on the territory of Mikhailovsly Garden.