Kirill Glushchenko, Our Days are Rich and Bright, Moscow 2016 Rendering view of GES2: V-A-C's new art site in Moscow, opening in 2019 Mark Dion and Arseny Zhilyaev, Future Histories, photo by Alex Maguire Urban Fauna Lab, Outer Green, photo by Pavel Kiselev Mike Nelson selects for Whitechapel Gallery from V-A-C Collection, photo by Stephen White IK-00: The Spaces of Confinement, photo by Yuri Palmin Mikhail Tolmachev, Beyond Visual Range, photo by Mikhail Tolmachev Fiona Banner selects for Whitechapel Gallery from V-A-C Collection, photo by Stephen White Ten Thousand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks within the framework of Meeting Points 7, photo by Yuri Palmin The Way of Enthusiasts, photo by Yuri Palmin Ostalgia, photo by Benoit Pailley Parallel Convergences: Pawel Althamer and Anatoly Osmolovsky, photo by Yuri Palmin Modernikon. Contemporary Art from Russia, photo by Maurizio Elia

 

 

V-A-C Foundation

 

V-A-C Foundation is dedicated to the international presentation, production and development of Russian contemporary art – across a multitude of forms and within the framework of an invigorated and informed exhibition, educational, and publishing programme. Particularly important to the new generation of artists in Russia, V-A-C Foundation’s focus is on practically supporting and expanding the platform for home-grown talent, giving artists the opportunity to experience, engage with and interrogate international cultural practices whilst developing an authentic and autonomous artistic language. It is deservedly considered as one of the key proponents in opening out contemporary Russian culture to the wider world, and practically supporting and developing emergent artists through finding new international platforms for exhibition and opportunities for commissions as well as ways of encouraging cross-cultural exchange – especially important in the current climate. Founder and President of V-A-C Foundation, Leonid Mikhelson, is the first Russian to support the Tate Museums as Member of its International Council, and is also a Leadership Board Trustee of the New Museum, New York.
V-A-C is currently restoring a historic palazzo in Venice, which will become a permanent exhibition and education space for the foundation from Spring 2017 and work is underway in Moscow to build V-A-C's new headquarters, GES2. A major new site for contemporary art and culture in the city, Renzo Piano Building Workshop have been commissioned to revive and redesign the main building – the GES2 power station built in 1907 – and the surrounding area on the banks of the Moskva River. GES2 is due to open in early 2019.

 

Exhibitions

 

29 April - 3 July 2016
Kirill Glushchenko
Our Days are Rich and Bright

Curated by Katerina Chuchalina
Polkovaya, 3 bld 2, Moscow
Press Release

21 October 2015
Collecting Young Russian Art
V-A-C / M HKA, Moscow
Press Release

26 September 2015 – 30 April 2016
Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment
Curated by Katerina Chuchalina, Alexander Burenkov, Anna Ilchenko, Olga Stebleva, Denis Stolyarov
GES-2, Bolotnaya naberezhnaya, 15, Moscow
Press Release
www.expandingspace.ru

9 May – 23 August 2015
Mark Dion, Arseny Zhilyaev
Future Histories

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

February 2015 – ongoing
Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment
Long-term programme of public art production in Moscow
expandingspace.ru

September 2014 – September 2015
Whitechapel Gallery, London: V-A-C Collection, 4 Displays of works from the collection selected by Mike Nelson, Fiona Banner, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and James Richards
Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK)
Mike Nelson, Press Release
Fiona Banner, Press Release
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Press Release
James Richards, Press Release

18 September 2014
Collecting Young Russian Art
V-A-C / M HKA, Moscow
Press Release

15 September – October 20 2014
Sergey Sapozhnikov
Total Picture

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

4 September – 31 October 2014
Urban Fauna Lab
Outer Green

Curated by Katerina Chuchalina.
VDNKh (Exhibition of Achievements of the People's Economy), Moscow
Press Release

8 July – 22 August 2014
Ten Thousand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks
Within the framework of Meeting Points 7, curated by What, How & for Whom/ WHW.
Institute for African Studies, Moscow
Press Release

6 June – 24 August 2014
IK-00: The Spaces of Confinement
Curated by Katerina Chuchalina.
Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice (Italy)
Press Release

24 April – 7 October 2014
Mikhail Tolmachev
Beyond Visual Range

Curated by Katerina Chuchalina.
Central Armed Forces Museum, Moscow
Press Release

30 June – 24 October 2013
Parallel Convergences:
Pawel Althamer and Anatoly Osmolovsky

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

26 August – 25 November 2012
The Way of Enthusiasts
Curated by Katerina Chuchalina and Silvia Franceschini.
Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice (Italy)
Press Release

6 November 2012 – 6 January 2013
Ilya Budraitskis and Arseny Zhilyaev
The Archive of the Future Museum of History

The final exhibition of the cultural and educational project Pedagogical Poem.
Presnya Historical Memorial Museum, Moscow
Press Release

15 February – 21 April 2012
False Calculations Presidium
Curated by Anastasia Ryabova.
Museum of Business and Philanthropy, Moscow

14 July – 25 September 2011
Ostalgia
Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, co-produced with the New Museum, New York (USA)
Press Release

22 November 2010 – 23 January 2011
Andrei Monastyrski
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

23 September 2010 – 27 February 2011
Modernikon. Contemporary Art from Russia
Curated by Francesco Bonami. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin and Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice (Italy)
Press Release

November – December 2009
The City of Conquerors
Victoria Gallery, Samara (Russia)

Mark Dion and Arseny Zhilyaev, Future Histories, photo by Alex Maguire Fiona Banner selects for Whitechapel Gallery from V-A-C Collection, photo by Stephen White Sergey Sapozhnikov, Total Picture, photo by Sergey Sapozhnikov Urban Fauna Lab, Outer Green, photo by Pavel Kiselev IK-00: The Spaces of Confinement, photo by Yuri Palmin Ilya Budraitskis and Arseny Zhilyaev, The Archive of the Future Museum of History, photo by Yakov Kirillov Ostalgia, photo by Benoit Pailley

 

 

Education

 

28 October 2015
Christian Jankowski In Conversation with V-A-C Head of Education Maria Mkrtycheva
GES-2, Bolotnaya naberezhnaya, 15, Moscow

 

1-4 October 2015
Conference "Avant-Garde museology"
Polytechnic Museum, Moscow

 

2015, July 6 – 25
Fourth Moscow Curatorial Summer School
Topic: Simple twists and complex turns: Curating, the educational turn and thereafter
Programme developed in collaboration with Paul O’Neill, Mick Wilson and Janna Graham
GES-2, Bolotnaya naberezhnaya, 15, Moscow
Press release
Call for applications
Deadline for applications June 18

 

2015, February 14
Conversation between V-A-C Head of Education Maria Mkrtycheva and the curator of the 56th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia Okwui Enwezor
Venue: State Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow
Watch the video

2014, June 30 – July 18
Third Moscow Curatorial Summer School
Topic: On the Museums' Ruins. The History Channel, curated by Dieter Roelstraete and Abigail Winograd.
Venue: Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

2013, April 12
Public talk with Francesco Bonami
Gogol-center, Moscow

2013, July 01 – July 20
Second Moscow Curatorial Summer School
Topic: This Is The Show And The Show Is Many Things, curated by Raqs Media Collective
Venue: Historical Memorial Museum "Presnya", Moscow
Press Release

2012, July 02 – July 21
First Moscow Curatorial Summer School
Topic: Doing Exhibitions Politically, curated by What, How & for Whom/WHW
Venue: Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow
Press Release

2012
Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Young Curators Residency Programme Fellowship
Torino (Italy)

2011, September 27
Public talk with Francesco Bonami
Strelka Institute for Media, Architecturе, and Design, Moscow

2010 - ongoing
The Olga Lopukhova Scholarship for young curators
in collaboration with The Courtauld Institute of Art, London (UK)

2010 - 2013
The Olga Lopukhova Scholarship for young artists
in collaboration with Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella (Italy)

Okwui Enwezor in conversation, photo by Ivan Erofeev Final Project at the Second Moscow Curatorial Summer School Final Project at the Second Moscow Curatorial Summer School Second Moscow Curatorial Summer School, workshop with Raqs Media Collective Third Moscow Curatorial Summer School, workshop with Dieter Roelstraete First Moscow Curatorial Summer School, workshop with What, How & For Whom / WHW

 

 

V-A-C Press

 

Avant-Garde Museology
Ed. by Arseny Zhilyaev
e-flux classics and V-A-C, 2015. - 630 p., ill.

Urban Fauna Lab. Valley of Beggars
Ed. by Katerina Chuchalina and Vladislav Shapovalov.
Authors: Alexey Buldakov, Katerina Chuchalina, Maja and Reuben Fowkes, David Gissen, Georgios Tsagdis, Michael Marder, Margarida Mendes, Anastasia Potemkina, Oxana Timofeeva.
V-A-C & Marsilio: 2015. 128 pp. English

Alexandra Sukhareva.
Witness

V-A-C & Mousse Publishing: 2015. 136 pp. Published bilingual in English and Russian.

Mikhail Tolmachev. Beyond Visual Range/Außer Sichtweite
Exhibition catalogue. Ed. by Mikhail Tolmachev, Katerina Chuchalina.
Authors: Iwona Blazwick, Matthew Witkovsky, Mikhail Tolmachev, Katerina Chuchalina, Martin Schmidl.
V-A-C & MMKoehn Verlag: 2015. 196 pp. Published in Russian, in English and bilingual in English and German.

IK-00. The Spaces of Confinement
Exhibition catalogue. Ed. by Vladislav Shapovalov and Katerina Chuchalina.
Authors: Katerina Chuchalina, Rebecca Lazier, Conor McGrady.
V-A-C & Marsilio: 2015. 160 pp. English.

Douglas Crimp. On the Museum’s Ruins
Translated from English to Russian by Ivan Aksenov and Karen Sarkisov.
V-A-C press, 2015. 432 pp.

Fiona Banner. Stamp Out Photographie
Exhibition catalogue. Authors: Fiona Banner, Iwona Blazwick, Stewart Home, Omar Kholeif.
Whitechapel & V-A-C: 2015. 96 pp. English.

Mike Nelson. Again, more things (a table ruin)
Exhibition catalogue, in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, 2015.
Authors: Magnus Af Petersens, Iwona Blazwick, Oliver Coates, Travis Jeppesen, Mike Nelson.
Whitechapel & V-A-C: 2015. 96 pp. English.

Sergey Sapozhnikov. Total Picture
Exhibition catalogue. Authors: Giovanna Bertazzoni, Francesco Bonami, Teresa Iarocci Mavica, Alexey Khevelev, Elena Yaichnikova, Annalisa Zanni.
V-A-C & Marsilio: 2014. 58 pp, contains vynil. Published bilingual in Italian and English.

Pawel Althamer and Anatoly Osmolovsky. Parallel Convergences
Selected Writings by Anatoly Osmolovsky

Exhibition catalogue and essays by Anatoly Osmolovsky.
Authors: Pawel Althamer, Maria Chehonadskih, Nicholas Cullinan, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Artur Żmijewski.
V-A-C & Marsilio: 2014. In 2 vol. 96 pp., 96 pp. English.

Ilya Budraitskis, Arseniy Zhilyaev
Pegadodical Poem. Archive of the future museum of history

Authors: Dmitry Borodulin, Ilya Budraitskis, Maria Chehonadskih, Igor Chubarov, Ekaterina Degot, Evgeny Fiks, Tamas Kende, Vladlen Loginov, Michael Lowy, Andrey Oleynikov, Alexei Penzin, Vlad Sofronov, Dmitry Vilensky, Arseniy Zhilyaev, Olga Zhitlina.
V-A-C & Marsilio: 2014. 196 pp. Published in Russian and English.

Peter Burger. Theory of the Avant-garde
Translated from German to Russian by Sergey Tashkenov.
V-A-C press: 2014. 200 pp.

Natalie Heinich. The Glory of van Gogh. An Anthropology of Admiration
Translated from French to Russian by Karen Sarkisov.
V-A-C press: 2014. 384 pp.

Jonathan Crary. Techniques of the Observer: On Vision and Modernity in the 19th Century
Translated from English to Russian by Dmitry Potemkin.
V-A-C press: 2014. 256 pp.

Hal Foster. Design and Crime (And Other Diatribes)
Translated from English to Russian by Dmitry Potemkin.
V-A-C press: 2014. 208 pp.

The Way of Enthusiasts
Exhibition catalogue. Ed. by Katerina Chuchalina and Silvia Franceschini.
Authors: Ilya Budraitskis, Nikita Khrushchev, Vigdaria Khazanova, Daria Paramonova, Dmitry Prigov, Andrei Monastyrski, Viktor Misiano, Alexander Peremyslov, David Riff, Tony Smith, Kuba Snopek.
V-A-C & Marsilio: 2013. 208 pp. English.

Olga Chernysheva. Compossibilities
Exhibition catalogue. Ed. by Silke Opitz.
Authors: Boris Groys, Silke Opitz.
Hatje Cantz: 2013. 215 pp. English.

Arseniy Zhilyaev. Museum of Proletarian Culture
The Industrialization of Bohemia

Exhibition catalogue. Authors: Maria Chekhonadskih, Nicholas Cullinan, Alexey Fedorov-Davydov, Kirill Svetlyakov, Arseniy Zhilyaev.
V-A-C & Marsilio: 2013. 88 pp. English.

Calvin Tomkins. Lives of the Artists
Translated from English to Russian by Leonid Motylev.
V-A-C press: 2013. 272 pp.

Francesco Bonami. I can do the same! Why contemporary art is really art
Translated from Italian to Russian by Karine Miskaryan.
V-A-C press: 2013. 208 pp.

Sergey Sapozhnikov
Exhibition catalogue. Authors: Sergey Bratkov, Irene Calderoni, Victor Dragunsky, Evgenia Kikodze, Sergey Sapozhnikov.
V-A-C & Marsilio: 2012. 203 pp. Published in English and Russian.

False Calculations Presidium
Exhibition catalogue. Ed. Anastasia Ryabova.
Authors: Irina Alexandrova, Daria Atlas, Nicolas Audureau, Alexey Buldakov, Maria Chekhonadskikh, Sergey Guskov, Adam Leeds, Nikolay Ridny, Anastasia Ryabova, Olga Zhitlina.
V-A-C: 2012. 100 pp. Published bilingual in English and Russian.

Andrei Monastyrski
Exhibition catalogue. Authors: Klaus Biesenbach, Ekaterina Degot, Ilya Kabakov, Andrei Monastyrski, Robert Storr.
V-A-C: 2011. 124 pp. Published bilingual in English and Russian.

Ostalgia
Exhibition catalogue. Ed. by Jarett Gregory.
Authors: Ekaterina Degot, Judy Ditner, Massimiliano Gioni, Boris Groys, Viktor Misiano, Joanna Mytkowska, Bojana Pejic.
New Museum & V-A-C: 2011. 120 pp. English.

Modernikon. Contemporary Art from Russia/Arte Contemporanea dalla Russia
Exhibition catalogue. Authors: Francesco Bonami, Irene Calderoni, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Andrey Parshikov, Dmitry Pimenov, Francesca Sforza, Arseniy Zhilyaev.
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo & V-A-C: 2010. 202 pp. Published bilingual in Italian and English.

The Way of Enthusiasts Arseniy Zhilyaev. Museum of Proletarian Culture. The Industrialization of Bohemia Olga Chernysheva, Compossibilities Andrei Monastyrski Peter Burger, Theory of the Avant-garde Mikhail Tolmachev. Beyond Visual Range/Außer Sichtweite Urban Fauna Lab. Valley of Beggars Alexandra Sukhareva. Witness IK-00. The Spaces of Confinement

 

 

Among special projects supported:

 

In 2015, V-A-C Foundation continues donorship for the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

The donorship for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2014)

The donorship for the 55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia (2013)

In 2015, V-A-C Foundation embarkes on a new collaboration with Tate Museums, supporting the appointment of two curators for their Russian collection and Acquisition Fund for the next three years.

The donorship for Manifesta 10, Saint Petersburg (Russia), 2014

The production of Monumenta 2014 Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: The Strange City, Grand Palais, Paris (France), 2014

The production of Pawel Althamer: the Neighbours, New Museum, New York (USA), 2014

The restoration of the Imperial Rooms (Le Stanze di Sissi) inside the Museo Correr, Venice (Italy), 2013

Production of the Kendell Geers’ work Monument (Fired Up), commissioned for Manifesta 9, Genk (Belgium), 2012

The production of the Alexandra Sukhareva's work Being the Mother is the Bone commissioned for DOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (Germany), 2012

The production of the Carsten Höller's Experience project, New Museum, New York (USA), 2011/12

 

Contact:

 

V-A-C Foundation
Olsufievskiy side street, 8, bld. 2,
Moscow, Russia 119021
+7 (495) 6431976
v-a-c@v-a-c.ru

 

For all Press Information:

 

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PR (global) and Development
+44 (0)7772 159219
helweaver@gmail.com
helweaver.office@gmail.com

Olga Chuchadeeva
PR (Russia) and Marketing
+7 910 442 26 28
olga.chuchadeeva@v-a-c.ru

 

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