Where We Are Not
June 9 - 17, 2022
Diploma exhibition by graduates of the Rodchenko Art School of Photography and Multimedia.
The aspiring young artists taking part in the exhibition submitted a wide range of works, from photography projects, paintings and drawings to installations, videos and VR projects to video games.
Other Spaces. Artists' Studios Through the Lens of Georgy Kiesewalter
December 9, 2021 - February 27, 2022
The show features one-of-a-kind photographs of studios made by Georgy Kiesewalter in the 1970s and 1980s. Captured in his pictures are the interiors of the studios; episodes of the creative process; completed works, many of which are now part of collections across the globe; openings of unauthorized exhibitions; parties and get-togethers, that is, all the small details that help viewers get a glimpse of the bygone era and experience its ambience. Logically enough, the pictures are exhibited next to works that were created by the artists in those studios.
An artist's studio, which is permeated with their creative energy, should be viewed as one of their works and, as such, analyzed with its context in mind. For a studio, its geography is what shapes the context. This is why the photos of studios on display at the exhibition come with information about the history and cultural background of the districts, streets and buildings where they were located. The show gives visitors an opportunity to embark on a tour of these long-gone heterotopias in the city, whose spaces eventually transcended their original confines to become a significant part of our modernity.
And I Had a Dream That My Heart Was No Longer In Pain...
January 19 - February 20, 2022
The exhibition features a series of photographs that Ksenia Plotnikova have taken at the Kamchatka summer camp over the past decade. The show is a study of being young and growing up, of memory and collective experience. It is an attempt to lay out a mosaic of impressions, recollections and delicate moments.
Ksenia Plotnikova is a photographer, curator, founder of the Yunost photo agency and the Blik photo club for teenagers, curator of the Photography course at the HSE Art and Design School, and the official photographer at the Kamchatka camp.