Curated by Katerina Chuchalina, V-A-C Foundation and Pete Belkin, KADIST
V-A-C Foundation, Palazzo delle Zattere, Dorsoduro 1401, 30123 Venice

This international group show takes its title from Shannon Ebner’s installation the Electric Comma, focusing on changes in language, perceptions and understanding in the age of artificial intelligence. Through varied practices and from different backgrounds, participating artists deal with the negotiations between the conscious mind and today’s pervasive learning machine. Artists: Erick Beltrán, Alighiero Boetti,…

This international group show takes its title from Shannon Ebner’s installation the Electric Comma, focusing on changes in language, perceptions and understanding in the age of artificial intelligence. Through varied practices and from different backgrounds, participating artists deal with the negotiations between the conscious mind and today’s pervasive learning machine.

Artists: Erick Beltrán, Alighiero Boetti, Mircea Cantor, Nicolás Consuegra, Anthony Discenza, Shannon Ebner, Valentin Fetisov, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Piero Golia, Wade Guyton, Jacqueline Humphries, Daniel Keller, Daria Martin, Pedro Neves Marques, Jonathan Monk, Trevor Paglen, Bridget Riley, Andrey Shental, Dayanita Singh, Cheyney Thompson, Urban Fauna Lab

The Electric Comma has been produced by V-A-C Foundation and developed in dialogue with KADIST (Paris and San Francisco), combining the V-A-C and KADIST collections

Opening Reception on Saturday 25 November, 5-8pm


Curated by Anna Ilchenko
MMOMA, 10 Gogolevsky Blvd, bldg. 2, Moscow

V-A-C Foundation presents ‘Image Diplomacy’, the fourth and final V-A-C exhibition in the framework of the experimental programme Carte Blanche, in which the Moscow Museum of Modern Art invites art institutions to implement their own curatorial initiatives. Curated by V-A-C’s Anna Ilchenko, ‘Image Diplomacy’ is the first ever solo exhibition for Milan based Russian artist Vladislav…

V-A-C Foundation presents ‘Image Diplomacy’, the fourth and final V-A-C exhibition in the framework of the experimental programme Carte Blanche, in which the Moscow Museum of Modern Art invites art institutions to implement their own curatorial initiatives. Curated by V-A-C’s Anna Ilchenko, ‘Image Diplomacy’ is the first ever solo exhibition for Milan based Russian artist Vladislav Shapovalov.

Public Programme


Curated by Katerina Chuchalina, Maria Kramar
MMOMA, 10 Gogolevsky Blvd, bldg. 2, Moscow

V-A-C Foundation presents the exhibition of Kirill Savchenkov’s Office of Sensitive Activities / Applications Group. The exhibition is part of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) programme Carte Blanche, which invites art institutions to implement their own curatorial initiatives at MMOMA sites. Office of Sensitive Activities / Applications Group is a study of survival in an environment of crises, global instability and post-human future. The project studies the systems of knowledge…

V-A-C Foundation presents the exhibition of Kirill Savchenkov’s Office of Sensitive Activities / Applications Group. The exhibition is part of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) programme Carte Blanche, which invites art institutions to implement their own curatorial initiatives at MMOMA sites.

Office of Sensitive Activities / Applications Group is a study of survival in an environment of crises, global instability and post-human future. The project studies the systems of knowledge and practices through which the human intellect will interact with the non-human.

Open hours:
Mon. — Sun.: 12:00 — 20:00
Thu.: 13:00 — 21:00
Admission until 30 minutes before closing
Closed every third Monday of the month

Free admission for students
Free admission on Saturdays and every third Sunday of each month
Tickets available on site and on the museum website

A sixteen-step programme schedule and registration


New Tretyakov Gallery | Schusev State Museum of Architecture | Solyanka State Gallery

V-A-C Foundation presents V-A-C Live: Tino Sehgal, an exhibition of seven works by Tino Sehgal. From 1 August to 14 September 2017, the New Tretyakov Gallery and Schusev State Museum of Architecture will host works by the internationally renowned artist, who defies art as material production and constructs immersive situations that reinvent the traditional museum…

V-A-C Foundation presents V-A-C Live: Tino Sehgal, an exhibition of seven works by Tino Sehgal. From 1 August to 14 September 2017, the New Tretyakov Gallery and Schusev State Museum of Architecture will host works by the internationally renowned artist, who defies art as material production and constructs immersive situations that reinvent the traditional museum environment. This will be the first large-scale appearance of Sehgal’s work in Russia and parallel to the exhibition, an educational programme will explore the different topics that arise from the convergence of visual art and dance.

Open hours:

New Tretyakov Gallery
Tues, Wed, Sun 10:00 — 18:00
Thurs, Fr, Sat 10:00 — 21:00

Schusev State Museum of Architecture
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fr 13:00 — 21:00
Sat, Sun 12:00 — 20:00

Project conceived by: Teresa Iarocci Mavica and Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich
Project curator: Victoria Mikhelson
Educational programme curator: Rio Rutzinger
Tino Sehgal’s team of producers: Descha Daemgen, Cora Gianolla and Louise Höjer
Project partners: New Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), Schusev State Museum of Architecture (Moscow), Solyanka State Gallery (Moscow) and ImPulsTanz (Vienna)

Educational Programme / Registration


Curated by The Center for Experimental Museology (CEM) and the Museum of American Art in Berlin (MoAA)
MMOMA, 10 Gogolevsky Blvd, bldg. 2, Moscow

V-A-C Foundation presents Moscow Diaries by the Center for Experimental Museology (CEM) and the Museum of American Art in Berlin (MoAA). MoAA and CEM examine innovative approaches to art theory and practice, exploring issues around authenticity and the role of the museum in defining a work of art. The exhibition takes as its starting point…

V-A-C Foundation presents Moscow Diaries by the Center for Experimental Museology (CEM) and the Museum of American Art in Berlin (MoAA). MoAA and CEM examine innovative approaches to art theory and practice, exploring issues around authenticity and the role of the museum in defining a work of art. The exhibition takes as its starting point two trips made to Moscow in the late 1920s – the first, by influential philosopher Walter Benjamin in 1926, and the second by Alfred Barr, the founding director of MoMA New York, in 1928. The exhibition is part of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art’s (MMOMA) programme Carte Blanche, which invites art institutions to implement their own curatorial initiatives at MMOMA sites.

Open hours:
Mon. — Sun.: 12:00 — 20:00
Thu.: 13:00 — 21:00
Admission until 30 minutes before closing
Closed every third Monday of the month

Free admission for students
Free admission on Saturdays and every third Sunday of each month
Tickets available on site and on the museum website


Curated by Matthew Witkovsky and Katerina Chuchalina, with Anna Ilchenko.
Performance programme curated by Peter Taub.
V-A-C Foundation, Palazzo delle Zattere, Venice

V-A-C Foundation presents Space Force Construction, organised with the Art Institute of Chicago, for the launch of V-A-C’s new Venetian headquarters Palazzo delle Zattere. The exhibition is a conversation between contemporary artists and historic works. Over 100 works from the 1920s and ‘30s by key Soviet artists are brought into dialogue with new site-specific commissions and…

V-A-C Foundation presents Space Force Construction, organised with the Art Institute of Chicago, for the launch of V-A-C’s new Venetian headquarters Palazzo delle Zattere. The exhibition is a conversation between contemporary artists and historic works. Over 100 works from the 1920s and ‘30s by key Soviet artists are brought into dialogue with new site-specific commissions and recent works by contemporary artists, including Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera noted for her strong political messages, Mikhail Tolmachev, a young artist from Moscow who explores the subject of memory through photographic archives, renowned American artist Barbara Kruger, German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans and Russian multi-media artist Kirill Savchenkov, amongst many others.


Curated by Maria Kramar and Karen Sarkisov
MMOMA, 10 Gogolevsky Blvd, bldg. 2, Moscow

This multidisciplinary project investigates the relationship between material objects, non-human forms of life and the environment and includes an exhibition, film screenings, a series of talks, and an extensive programme of live performances. It brings together artists, musicians, theorists, scientists and philosophers and marks the beginning of MMOMA’s new programme Carte Blanche, which invites art…

This multidisciplinary project investigates the relationship between material objects, non-human forms of life and the environment and includes an exhibition, film screenings, a series of talks, and an extensive programme of live performances. It brings together artists, musicians, theorists, scientists and philosophers and marks the beginning of MMOMA’s new programme Carte Blanche, which invites art institutions to implement their own curatorial initiatives at MMOMA sites.


Judy Radul

World Rehearsal Court

Curated by Katerina Chuchalina, Anna Ilchenko, Maria Kramar
GULAG History State Museum, Moscow

As part of the programme Process. Case Studies at the Museum, V-A-C Foundation and the GULAG History State Museum present Judy Radul’s multi-channel video installation World Rehearsal Court (2009).

As part of the programme Process. Case Studies at the Museum, V-A-C Foundation and the GULAG History State Museum present Judy Radul’s multi-channel video installation World Rehearsal Court (2009).


MMOMA, Moscow

MMOMA launches Carte Blanche, a new programme inviting art institutions to implement their own curatorial initiatives at MMOMA sites. V-A-C Foundation is the first institution to participate and will present four projects over the year.

April-December 2017

MMOMA launches Carte Blanche, a new programme inviting art institutions to implement their own curatorial initiatives at MMOMA sites. V-A-C Foundation is the first institution to participate and will present four projects over the year.


Urban Fauna Lab

New Leaders of Regional Development

Curated by Katerina Chuchalina, Anna Ilchenko, Maria Kramar
GULAG History State Museum, Moscow

As part of the programme Process. Case Studies at the Museum, V-A-C Foundation and the GULAG History State Museum present New Leaders of Regional Development (2014) by Urban Fauna Lab (Alexey Buldakov and Anastasia Potemkina).

As part of the programme Process. Case Studies at the Museum, V-A-C Foundation and the GULAG History State Museum present New Leaders of Regional Development (2014) by Urban Fauna Lab (Alexey Buldakov and Anastasia Potemkina).


Rossella Biscotti

The Trial

Curated by Katerina Chuchalina, Maria Kramar, Anna Ilchenko
GULAG History State Museum, Moscow

V–A–C Foundation’s programme Process. Case Studies at the Museum continues this December with the presentation of Rossella Biscotti’s The Trial, supported by the Mondriaan Fund.

V–A–C Foundation’s programme Process. Case Studies at the Museum continues this December with the presentation of Rossella Biscotti’s The Trial, supported by the Mondriaan Fund.


Curated by Katerina Chuchalina, Maria Kramar, Anna Ilchenko
GULAG History State Museum, Moscow

The second exhibition in the ongoing programme Process. Case Studies at the Museum, featuring work by Hito Steyerl, Thomas Keenan and Eyal Weizman.

The second exhibition in the ongoing programme Process. Case Studies at the Museum, featuring work by Hito Steyerl, Thomas Keenan and Eyal Weizman.


Mikhail Tolmachev

Pact of Silence

Curated by Katerina Chuchalina, Maria Kramar, Anna Ilchenko
GULAG History State Museum, Moscow

Process. Case Studies at the Museum, a programme of exhibitions and talks at the GULAG History State Museum, opens with  Pact of Silence, a new research project by Mikhail Tolmachev.

Process. Case Studies at the Museum, a programme of exhibitions and talks at the GULAG History State Museum, opens with  Pact of Silence, a new research project by Mikhail Tolmachev.


Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK)

V-A-C Foundation and Whitechapel Gallery present Cabaret Kultura, three evenings of experimental performance which take inspiration from the history of cabaret and avant-garde theatre of early 20th Century Russia.

V-A-C Foundation and Whitechapel Gallery present Cabaret Kultura, three evenings of experimental performance which take inspiration from the history of cabaret and avant-garde theatre of early 20th Century Russia.


Curated by Anna Ilchenko and Yaroslav Alyoshin
Vadim Sidur Museum, Moscow

A collaborative research project between the V-A-C Foundation and Moscow Museum and Exhibition Unit ‘Manege’, with the So-edinenie support fund, dedicated to exploring questions around disability and the arts.

A collaborative research project between the V-A-C Foundation and Moscow Museum and Exhibition Unit ‘Manege’, with the So-edinenie support fund, dedicated to exploring questions around disability and the arts.


Anna Krivtsova

Scaffolding. Expanding Space

Curated by Olga Stebleva and Olga Vad
Polytechnic Museum, Moscow

Anna Krivtsova’s installation Scaffolding has transformed the facade of the main building of the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow into a green oasis of shrubs and trees. The project was shortlisted for the V-A-C Foundation’s international open-call Expanding Space.

Anna Krivtsova’s installation Scaffolding has transformed the facade of the main building of the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow into a green oasis of shrubs and trees. The project was shortlisted for the V-A-C Foundation’s international open-call Expanding Space.


Kirill Glushchenko

Our Days are Rich and Bright

Curated by Curated by Katerina Chuchalina
Moscow

The first solo show for Moscow based artist Kirill Glushchenko. It sees the artist as head of a fictional publishing house called ‘Glushchenkoizdat’, of which he is also the sole employee, who visits the towns of the former USSR and Socialist bloc to write and publish books about them.

The first solo show for Moscow based artist Kirill Glushchenko. It sees the artist as head of a fictional publishing house called ‘Glushchenkoizdat’, of which he is also the sole employee, who visits the towns of the former USSR and Socialist bloc to write and publish books about them.


V-A-C / M HKA, Moscow

Evgeny Antufiev is this year’s winner of the Collecting Young Russian Art, V-A-C / M HKA scheme.  

Evgeny Antufiev is this year’s winner of the Collecting Young Russian Art, V-A-C / M HKA scheme.

 


Curated by Curated by Katerina Chuchalina, Alexander Burenkov, Anna Ilchenko, Olga Stebleva, Denis Stolyarov
GES-2, Moscow

A presentation of the long-list of projects selected from an international open-call launched by V-A-C at the beginning of 2015 for artists, architects and designers to submit ideas for installations which consider the potential for art in the urban environment.  

A presentation of the long-list of projects selected from an international open-call launched by V-A-C at the beginning of 2015 for artists, architects and designers to submit ideas for installations which consider the potential for art in the urban environment.

 


Mark Dion, Arseny Zhilyaev

Future Histories

Curated by Magnus af Petersens
Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice (Italy)

A dialogue exhibition between Mark Dion and Arseny Zhilyaev. Taking the traditional museum practice of collections and taxonomic displays as a starting point, the artists create a wunderkammer in the making and an imaginary future museum.  

A dialogue exhibition between Mark Dion and Arseny Zhilyaev. Taking the traditional museum practice of collections and taxonomic displays as a starting point, the artists create a wunderkammer in the making and an imaginary future museum.

 


Moscow

Long-term programme of public art production in Moscow.

February 2015 - ongoing

Long-term programme of public art production in Moscow.


Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK)

Over the course of a year, four displays of works drawn from the V-A-C Collection are selected by four internationally acclaimed artists.  

September 2014 - September 2015

Over the course of a year, four displays of works drawn from the V-A-C Collection are selected by four internationally acclaimed artists.

 


V-A-C / M HKA, Moscow

V-A-C Foundation and M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, launch a new scheme designed to support the new generation of artists in Russia and to open up contemporary Russian culture to the wider world.

V-A-C Foundation and M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, launch a new scheme designed to support the new generation of artists in Russia and to open up contemporary Russian culture to the wider world.


Sergey Sapozhnikov

Total Picture

Curated by Curated by Francesco Bonami
Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan (Italy)

Emerging Russian artist Sergey Sapozhnikov’s debut solo show in Italy and his first exhibition in a historical museum, featuring a selection of his photographic works.  

Emerging Russian artist Sergey Sapozhnikov’s debut solo show in Italy and his first exhibition in a historical museum, featuring a selection of his photographic works.

 


Urban Fauna Lab

Outer Green

Curated by Katerina Chuchalina
VDNKh, Moscow

A new project by Urban Fauna Lab collective in the “Grain” pavilion at the VDNKh Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. The group is a multidisciplinary platform conceived to explore parasitic and symbiotic relationships in the urban environment and their associated adaptations.

A new project by Urban Fauna Lab collective in the “Grain” pavilion at the VDNKh Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. The group is a multidisciplinary platform conceived to explore parasitic and symbiotic relationships in the urban environment and their associated adaptations.


Curated by Within the framework of Meeting Points 7, curated by What, How & for Whom/ WHW
Institute for African Studies, Moscow

V-A-C Foundation and the Young Arab Theatre Fund present the final chapter of the contemporary arts festival Meeting Points 7 in Moscow. The international group exhibition is curated by the acclaimed curatorial collective WHW from Zagreb, Croatia.

V-A-C Foundation and the Young Arab Theatre Fund present the final chapter of the contemporary arts festival Meeting Points 7 in Moscow. The international group exhibition is curated by the acclaimed curatorial collective WHW from Zagreb, Croatia.


Curated by Katerina Chuchalina
Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice (Italy)

A number of international artists focus on an architecture of exclusion, exploring ways of documenting and witnessing institutional spaces designed to punish and sometimes correct individuals who have been separated from the rest of society.  

A number of international artists focus on an architecture of exclusion, exploring ways of documenting and witnessing institutional spaces designed to punish and sometimes correct individuals who have been separated from the rest of society.

 


Mikhail Tolmachev

Beyond Visual Range

Curated by Katerina Chuchalina
Central Armed Forces Museum, Moscow

The first exhibition of the work of young Russian artist Mikhail Tolmachev. The artist utilises the museum as his medium, looking first and foremost at its role as a monument to wartime and then as a vehicle for the preservation and display of items that aim to provide for the understanding of the history of…

The first exhibition of the work of young Russian artist Mikhail Tolmachev. The artist utilises the museum as his medium, looking first and foremost at its role as a monument to wartime and then as a vehicle for the preservation and display of items that aim to provide for the understanding of the history of war and wartime experience.

 


Parallel Convergences:

Pawel Althamer and Anatoly Osmolovsky

Curated by Nicholas Cullinan
Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice (Italy)

The project brings together for the first time the work of Polish artist Pawel Althamer and Russian artist Anatoly Osmolovsky, both of whom are from the generation shaped by the decisive shift from communism to post-communism, experienced in Russia and the Eastern Bloc in the early 1990s, and whose work shares many parallels.  

The project brings together for the first time the work of Polish artist Pawel Althamer and Russian artist Anatoly Osmolovsky, both of whom are from the generation shaped by the decisive shift from communism to post-communism, experienced in Russia and the Eastern Bloc in the early 1990s, and whose work shares many parallels.

 


Curated by Katerina Chuchalina and Silvia Franceschini
Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice (Italy)

Taking place during the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, this presentation utilises the architectural context of the biennale as a filter and lens through which to compile the scattered phenomena of the last decades of Russian art into a vital and comprehensive landscape.  

Taking place during the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, this presentation utilises the architectural context of the biennale as a filter and lens through which to compile the scattered phenomena of the last decades of Russian art into a vital and comprehensive landscape.

 


Ilya Budraitskis and Arseny Zhilyaev

The Archive of the Future Museum of History

Curated by Ilya Budraitskis, Arseny Zhilyaev
Presnya Historical Memorial Museum, Moscow

The final exhibition of the cultural and educational project Pedagogical Poem. The Archive of the Future Museum of History is divided into several areas which reconstruct the atmosphere of an archive.  

The final exhibition of the cultural and educational project Pedagogical Poem. The Archive of the Future Museum of History is divided into several areas which reconstruct the atmosphere of an archive.

 


Curated by Anastasia Ryabova
Museum of Business and Philanthropy, Moscow


Curated by Massimiliano Gioni
co-produced with the New Museum, New York (USA)

Ostalgia brings together the work of more than thirty artists from twenty countries across Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics. Contesting the format of a conventional geographical survey, the exhibition will include key works produced by Western European artists who have depicted the reality and the myth of the East.

Ostalgia brings together the work of more than thirty artists from twenty countries across Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics. Contesting the format of a conventional geographical survey, the exhibition will include key works produced by Western European artists who have depicted the reality and the myth of the East.


Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

The aesthetic field created by Monastyrski is composed of a number of equally significant components – art works, theoretical texts, performances, poetry, as well as the documentation of “Collective Actions” group of which he is the leader and a driving force since 1976. This first museum exhibition of Monastyrski is the starting point for the…

The aesthetic field created by Monastyrski is composed of a number of equally significant components – art works, theoretical texts, performances, poetry, as well as the documentation of “Collective Actions” group of which he is the leader and a driving force since 1976. This first museum exhibition of Monastyrski is the starting point for the theoretical comprehension and representation of the artist through a retrospective of his installations.

The exhibition intends to start building a synthetic overview of the artist’s work over the past 30 years, based on installations and documentation of “Collective Actions” performances. It features the works previously not shown in Moscow – installation Fountain, toured major European museums, Goethe, the work of 1976 exhibited at Documenta XII in Kassel and in Chicago, as well as new installations Corridor of CA and Encasements.


Modernikon

Contemporary Art from Russia

Curated by Francesco Bonami
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin and Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice (Italy)

Modernikon explores Russia’s young and still-evolving art scene of today, presenting the newest artistic research from a country that has only recently presented itself on the international art scene.  

Modernikon explores Russia’s young and still-evolving art scene of today, presenting the newest artistic research from a country that has only recently presented itself on the international art scene.

 


Victoria Gallery, Samara (Russia)

November – December 2009