History of Russian Video Art. Volumes 1, 2, 3 is a large-scale project offering a comprehensive overview of the evolution of video art in Russia since its origins in the mid-1980s till today. The organizers seek to present an uncompromised picture of the artist working in the crucial years of passage from Soviet to post-Soviet.
The show is structured into three parts, each one centered on an exhibition. Volume 1 opened in January 2007 and covered the very early years of video as an art practice in Russia (1985-1999). The second installment will present the period of full acceptance and maturity of video (1995-2005) and the third one, planned to open in spring 2010, will deal with the most recent production (2000-2010).
Curated by Antonio Geusa Volume 2 features some 40 works on display (single-channel videos, multi-channel installations, interactive installations, video sculptures), representing the best of the production made in the decade under scrutiny. Volume 2 also includes a sectin dedicated to the critical analysis of the very first video works made in Russia, which were exhibited in Volume 1. This part explains in simple words why video is important in contemporary culture and what contribution each single work gives to the art discourse.
AES+F, Yuri Albert, Viktor Alimpiev, Kirill Asse, Yuri Avvakumov, Vika Begalska, Bluesoup, Blue Noses, Sergey Bratkov, Aleksandr Brodsky, Aleksey Buldakov, Gor Chahal, Aristarkh Chernyshev, Olga Chernysheva, Mariya Chuykova, Aleksandra Dementeva, Vladislav Efimov, Anna Ermolaeva, Escape Program, Semen Faybisovich, Lyudimila Gorlova, Dmitry Gutov, Aleksey Isaev, Vitaly Komar and Aleksandr Melamid, Nina Kotel, Elena Kovylina, Oleg Kulik, Misha Le Jen, Anton Litvin, Vladimir Logutov, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, Andrey Monastyrsky, Irina Nakhova, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Pavel Peppershtein, Kirill Preobrazhensky, PROVMYZA, Radek group, Aidan Salakhova, Vladimir Salnikov, Aleksey Shulgin, Sergey Shutov, David Ter-Oganyan, Leonid Tishkov, TOBRELUTS, TOTART, Vasily Tsereteli, zAiBi, Vadim Zakharov, Marian Zhunin among others.
Moscow Museum of Art Website