Project presentation

26.11.2014, 19:30 Wednesday

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Place: National Centre for Contemporary Arts, the small hall

The project “Beyond Moscow– traveling research series Austria – Russia 2014/15”, which is connecting different initiatives in the field of contemporary art in cities of Russia, connecting art-critics, curators and artists from Austria and Russia. 2014 will be a travelling-research travel to different cities in Russia and 2015 an exhibition as part of the ViennaFair (an international art fair in Vienna).

The project “Beyond Moscow” wants to create a network of mostly, but not only Russian and Austrian curators and critics of contemporary art and by doing so contributing to the local Russian art discussions by visiting them in Russia offering independent critics and consulting.

The project enables one selected visiting critic and one curator from Austria, one international curator and two Russian curators plus one Russian theoretician from the local scenes to travel to the Russian cities of Samara, Novorossiysk, Voronezh, Yekaterinburg. In each of these cities meetings with the local scenes as well as debates about the running art projects will take place. These meetings and discussions are clearly project- and result- orientated with the idea to connect Austrian and Russian curators and critics on the basis of discussing concrete projects, exchanging ideas and discussing the structural problems and aesthetic views in the participant’s art scenes. The reports and discussions of that research project will be published in an issue of springerin after the realisation of the project.

At the NCCA will be held one of the task meetings of “Beyond Moscow” series. Such Russian artists as Olga Zhitlina from St. Petersburg, Taus Makhacheva from Dagestan, and Eldar Ganeev from Krasnodar – one of participants of ZIP art-group. And of course Georg Schöllhammer – the author of the project.

Being now in the process of working project called Beyond Moscow– traveling research series Austria – Russia 2014/15 Georg Schöllhammer is also curator, writer and editor, one of the founders and the editor in chief of the influential art magazine Springerin based in Vienna, initiator, head and editor in chief of the Documenta 12 Magazines.

Entrance is free of charge but formal registration needed


ZIP group (Krasnodar, Russia). From the project “On the Journey. Armavir city”. 2013

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