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

Open Thursday through Tuesday, from 10am to 6pm; closed on Wednesday;
Friday 10am to 8pm.
Vaporetto Stops: San Basilio or Zattere.

On January 6 exhibition will be closed


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.

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

On December 31, January 1 and 8, exhibition will be closed.
January 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 — open hours from 12:00 to 20:00, free admission
January 4 — from 13:00 to 21:00

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

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).