THE ART FORECAST: (UN)HAPPENED FUTURE
05.05 - 19.06.2011, 10:00-20:00
Coordinator: Aleksandr Kuritzin
Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
Contemporary Russian art and contemporary literature successfully utilize future time, constantly attempting to envisage an outcome of what is occurring “here and now”.
5 May Dmitry Gutov
All meetings begin at 18.30
Leonid Tishkov – classic of the Russian contemporary art, author of many pictures, objects, installations, videos, performances, books and book illustrations. His works are among collections of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts, The State Tretyakov Gallery, The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, New York) and many other museums around the world. Leonid Tishkov is a participant of the largest Russian and international exhibitions including the 3rd Moscow Biennale (2009) and the 1st Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art (Ekaterinburg, 2010). With his works the artist has created a whole Universe comprised of different worlds inhabited by mythical creatures (“stomakis”, “dabloids”, “divers”) and woven from childhood memories which the artist’s imagination develops into ideal, fairy-tale forms. In this regard Leonid Tishkov’s art presents a good cause for discussion concerning reasons of the artist’s preference to work with the past rather than with the future.
Dmitry Bykov – “gromozeka” of the contemporary Russian Literature, huge and frightful, seething and inexhaustible writer, journalist, poet, scenarist, film critic, TV presenter and school teacher-philologist. Author of 12 novels and 5 poetry books. Laureate of several literature awards: the ABS-award (A. and B. Strugatsky international literature award) for the novels “Orthography”, “Tow Truck”, “ZD”; National Bestseller award and Big Book award for the book “Boris Pasternak”. Everybody knows Dmitry Bykov. Or at least has seen him.
Sergey Shutov – iconic figure, yet marginal to an extent. Ex-hippie, artist of the legendary “ASSA” film, first Russian VJ (Ptyuch Club, Moscow, 1994). Painter, graphic artist, author of objects and installations, works created with computer technologies. Video artist. Musician. Curator of contemporary art exhibitions. Participant of large number of contemporary art exhibitions in Russia and abroad, including the 3rd International Biennale in Istanbul (1992), the 49th Venice Biennale (2001) and the “RUSSIA!” exhibition (Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain, 2006). Working with his favorite motives – the space, scientific discoveries and psychedelic experience, the artist gravitates towards “archaic images and materials” which he masterfully combines with “futuristic new technologies” (E. Andreeva).