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Blind Spot


April 18 - 28, 2019

Rating: 18+

Expositioner: Sergey Bratkov
Architect: Vladimir Rostov
Coordinator: Lana Abramova

Partners: Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (MAMM), Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, The Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantine Sorokin, Optoma.

Rodchenko Art School and Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (MAMM) are opening the 10th graduation show in Ekaterina Cultural Foundation. The show will feature works of young artists made in various media: from photography to installation and sound art.


A blind spot is an innate particularity of perception. Human beings are used to not noticing many things that remain in this gap, moreover, our vision often extends only to essential aspects of life that suffice for a comfortable existence.

The rugged terrain of the exhibition, which cannot be mapped in detail, is the result of various transformations the students undergo during their course. Its landscape is composed of linguistic ornaments and also the remnants of non-linguistic communication, translation of speech into the visual and the visual into sound.

Many projects are characterised by mobility, by the changeability of boundaries and relations with the viewer. The authors create environments and situations that frequently imply a refusal of objectivity in favour of performative and perceptual experience.

Sometimes, while aspiring to the new, we suddenly find ourselves re-engaging in a familiar pattern. The inclination towards horizontal interaction may, paradoxically, lead the artist to protect the boundaries of the work and the 'system of permits' for the viewer, to an attempt to repress interpretation and control attention. After recognising these features the artists decide they have no wish to issue a directive to themselves or the viewer, thereby reproducing the typical behaviour of power structures, states or institutions.

We see the main aim of artistic practice as the detection and highlighting of blind spots within the art community and on other levels, in transforming them into a space of mutual trust, an equal dialogue, where there is no need to protect your own boundaries.

Olga Vavina, Kira Vainshtein, Julia Vergazova, Stepan Vladovsky, Tamara Gogoleva, Karina Gradusova, Andrey Isakin, Elizaveta Kanatova, Ekaterina Karaseva, Alena Lipatova, Anastasia Lobanova, Anna Lyalina, Maria Molokova, Valentina Novikova, Sofia Pankevich, Ekaterina Pryanichnikova, Sasha Puchkova, Pavel Seldemirov, Alyosha Smolyannikov, Vasiliy Sumin, Katerina Trubina, Ellina Khalyapina, Konstantin Tsokur, Ksenia Tsykunova, Darya Chermoshanskaya, Evgeny Yuminov.

The public program includes an immersive role-playing game devoted to contexts and influences on the new generation of artists, as well as "Capture Map" - performative excursions from artist Sasha Puchkova, where each mediator is a script-carrier and sessions run between reality and fiction: hacktivism and data protection, adaptive role-playing, intangible production in the era of digital media, the world of dreams and dystopia.


Rodchenko Art School (Moscow) was founded in 2006. The School is a part of the Multimedia Centre of Actual Arts incorporating the Moscow House of Photography and the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow and established by the Department of Culture and Education of the City of Moscow.

The School provides an education in the field of contemporary art, photography and video, which is based on the experience of the leading international art schools and inspired by the Russian Avant-garde Art. Our masters and professors are well-known curators and theorists. Our graduates are contemporary artists and photographers, winners of international awards.

On the basis of the School was created an evening educational program, which includes short-term and long-term courses of photography, video and art.

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Phone: +7 915 146 00 70


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