In an Absolute Disorder. Russian Contemporary Art
The ArtChronika Foundation was created and it is presided by Shalva Breus, editor of the most important Russian art magazine, Artchronika, which aims to promotecontemporary art in Russia. To fulfill this purpose, the Kandinsky Prize was created in 2007, and it’s considered one of the major national contemporary art prizes in Russia.The prize has become a status symbol of the most significant innovation tendencies and art perspectives. Today Russian Art needs to develope contacts with the rest of the world, and the Kandinsky Prize helps to overcome this problem by organizing exhibition abroad. The works of the finalists and winners of the Kandinsky Prize have been exhibited with great success in Riga, Berlin and London.
The exhibition is curated by Andrei Erofeev, a leading expert of russian contemporary art and ex-curator of the National Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow, and Jean-Hubert Martin, ex-director of the Center Georges Pompidou and the Kunsthalle of Berna. Exhibition of the Kandinsky Prize, the largest independent award in Russian contemporary art, presents the works of the best and the most relevant Russian artists – nominees of the five years of competition.The main aim of the exhibition is to reveal and systematize the constant, repetitive motifs, themes and techniques which make up the nature and specifics of the national school of contemporary art.The Exhibition will be displayed on four levels, which exposes its main focus intended by curators:· Archive. Dmitry Prigov, the last conceptualist;· Material chaos. The aesthetics of "bad" things, or contextualist art;· Social disorder. Tyrannicidal performance and art-reportage;· The collapse of the church's canonical symbolic systems.
From 15th of June to 29th of September.
The most recent Russian art will be on show for the European public, the works of almost all the protagonists of our art scene will be presented. VIKA BEGALSKA, PETER BELYI, BLUE NOSES, BLUE SOUP, ALEXANDER BRODSKY, DMITRI BULNYGIN, SERGEI CHILIKOV, SEMYON FAIBISOVICH, ALADDIN GARUNOV, VADIM AND IRINA GRABKOV, ANDREI GRYAZEV, DMITRI GUTOV, ALEXEI KALLIMA, IRINA KORINA, VALERY KOSHLYAKOV, ALEXANDER KOSOLAPOV, OLEG KULIK, NATALIA MALI, VLADISLAV MAMYSHEV-MONROE, MISH-MASH, IGOR MUKHIN, VIKENTI NILIN, ANTON OLSHVANG, BORIS ORLOV, ANATOLI OSMOLOVSKY, PAVEL PEPPERSTEIN, PG, NIKOLAI POLISSKY, DMITRI PRIGOV, AIDAN SALAKHOVA, SERGEI SHEKHOVTSOV, SERGEI SHUTOV, ALEXANDER SIGUTIN, VADIM ZAKHAROV AND ANYA ZHOLUD.
Tuesday to Friday from 11am a 9pm. Saturday from 3pm and to 8pm.
Free admission. Limited seatings.
Arts Santa Mònica (Laboratory)
La Rambla, 7
T. 93 567 11 10