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.