08.02 - 23.03.2014, 00:00-20:00
Curator: Alisa Savitskaya
The Wildlife project is a result of artistic research of the wooden Nizhny Novgorod carried out in 2013 by famous Moscow artist and photographer Vladislav Efimov. He compares wooden architecture of Nizhny Novgorod with a total art project: topical issues of the society, town-planning, ecology and human development are embodied vividly and concisely, and meanings are multiply intensified. The artist’s task is to transfer the Wooden Nizhny Novgorod artwork into exhibition space.
The Wildlife Corner of Efimov presents photos made in different experimental techniques, artifacts gathered all around the city, and also plants – customary part of school wildlife corners. All together these components comprise a total installation where artworks presented are buildings and their history, as well as feeling of the city as living environment.
Guide sheets will be printed for those who’d like to get “live” experience of the Wildlife Corner objects. A cycle of guided tours of the exhibition with experts in history of Nizhny Novgorod will be organized. An art book inspired by the exhibition will be published in summer 2014. Chronicles of preparations of the exhibitions are available online with hashtag #tlenvnn (Russian: #тленвнн).
Alisa Savitskaya, curator of the exhibition: “During expeditions in the city we posted the juiciest details of our walks on Instagram. #tlenvnn came in handy. “Tlen” (Eng. - “dust and ashes”) is a popular Internet tag often used together with #pain and #despair. Dictionary meaning of the word – decay, devastation, disintegration. It was enough to add “vnn” (Eng. – In NN) and we had not only a convenient tool for searching for photos of “Nizhny Novgorod pieces of wood”, but also a brief description of the project being prepared”.
Vladislav Efimov (b. 1964, Moscow). An artist, photographer, lecturer of the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia (Project Photography course). Participant of numerous individual and collective exhibitions. His works are among collections of the Russian State Museum (Saint-Petersburg), the State Tretyakov Gallery )Moscow), the Moscow Museum of Modern Art )Moscow), the Centre Georges Pompidou and others. Laureate of the Golden Section Award (2007, 2013). Winner of the All-russian contemporary visual art competition INNOVATION-2008 (Visual art work nomination). Participated as a photographer in following projects: Sweet Gorky – guide to contemporary architecture of Nizhny Novgorod; Echo of the Wooden Era – exhibition and catalogue of wooden architecture of Nizhny Novgorod; Communal Avant-garde – exhibition and catalogue-guide to socialist towns of Avtozavod (Nizhny Novgorod) and Uralmash (Yekaterinburg). www.vladislav-efimov.com
Admission – free.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12.00 – 20.00.
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