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Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Presents the project

“History of Russian Video Art – Volume 1”
Curator Antonio Jeusa

The exhibition was held in Moscow Museum of Modern Art from January 24 to February 19 in Ermolayevsky side street, 17.

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The project of Moscow Museum of Modern Art “History of Russian Video Art” is designed as a years long scientific research of this phenomenon in Russia. Curator of the project is Antonio Jeusa, the well-known specialist in video art.

Project “History of Russian Video Art – Volume 1” offers its viewers a broad excursion in birth, first steps of video, its coming of age and its way to the status of a real artistic practice in Russia. It will show the variety of tendencies and forms of such a small period of time from the middle 80s to the end of the next decade.

The exhibition “History of Russian Video Art” in Moscow Museum of Modern Art includes about 70 works: installations, single-channel video and video objects, and also a wide range of visual and text documental materials about works, places and people who have really made this history. The peculiarity of the exposition is that viewers can go from room to room and from stage to stage of Moscow Museum of Modern Art as if they were following chronologic development of video. The traveling begins from the first moments of video art creation in Russia: the so-called “performance for video camera” by Andrey Monastirsky (1985), active use of video equipment in performances held in the 80s by the group “Collective Action”; “slow Video” by Boris Yukhananov, including such a movement as “Parallel video” and theoretic works of this author; “Pirate Television” in Leningrad and Institute Prometheus in Kazan. Next step in the route of the exhibition is observation of people and events, which determined the development of video art, and it finishes with most significant examples of video art of the very end of last century.

“History of Russian Video Art – Volume 1” includes the following artists: AES, Aidan Salakhova, Yuri Albert, Igor and Gleb Aleynikov, Viktor Alimpiev, Blue Noses, Blue Soup, Aleksandr Brener, Natalia Borissova, Gor Chahal, Aristarkh Chernishev and Vladislav Efimov, Olga Chernisheva, Mariya Chuykova, Cloud Commission, Collective Actions, Tatiana Didenko, Tatiana Dober and Aleksandr Alekseev, Anna Ermolaeva, De Profundis, FENSO, Festival of Experimental Video, Vadim Fishkin, Anatoly Gankevich and Oleg Migas, Lyudmila Gorlova, Tatiana Hengstler, Aleksey Isaev, Vladimir Kobrin, Vadim Koshkin, Nina Kotel, Oleg Kulik, Galina Ledentsova, Yuris Lesnik, Vladimir Levashov and Andrey Silvestrov, Anton Litvin, Bogdan Mamonov, Vyacheslav Mizin, Vladimir Mogilevsky, Andrey Monastyrsky, Mu-sey, Irina Nakhova, New Academy, Anna Novikova, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Pirate Television, Kirill Preobrashensky, Prometheus, Provmyza, Ptyuch Disco Club, Gia Rigvava, Vladimir Salnikov, School Gallery, Sever, Aleskandr Shaburov, Sergey Shutov, Leonid Tishkov, TOTART, Andrey Velikanov, German Vinogradov, Boris Yukhananov, zAiBi, Vadim Zakharov, Konstantin Zvesdochetev.



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