Cabaret Kultura, Whitechapel Gallery, London. Photo: Richard Eaton Anna Krivtsova, Scaffolding, Moscow. Part of Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment. Photo: Daniil Bayushev Asta Gröting, Touch, (2015). Human Commonalities, Vadim Sidur Museum, Moscow Hito Steyerl, still from Leibniz’ Skull, (2012). Distinguishing Features, part of Process. Case Studies at the Museum, GULAG History State Museum, Moscow. Until 11 December 2016 Cabaret Kultura, Whitechapel Gallery, London. Photo: Richard Eaton Geometry of Now, curated by Mark Fell, GES-2, Moscow, 20-27 February 2017. Photo: Gleb Leonov Mikhail Tolmachev, Pact of Silence, part of Process. Case Studies at the Museum, GULAG History State Museum, Moscow. Photo: Ivan Erofeev Kirill Glushchenko, Our Days are Rich and Bright, Moscow. Photo: Ivan Erofeev Rendering view of GES-2: V-A-C's new art site in Moscow, opening in 2019 Mark Dion and Arseny Zhilyaev, Future Histories, Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice. Photo: Alex
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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

 

11 November - 11 December 2016
Distinguishing Features
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.
Press Release

23 September – 6 November 2016
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.
Press Release

15 – 17 September 2016, 8pm
CABARET KULTURA with V-A-C Live

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.
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10 September – 30 October 2016
Human Commonalities
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.
Press Release
Programme

25 July - 26 August 2016
Anna Krivtsova. Scaffolding. Expanding Space
Curated by Olga Stebleva and Olga Vad
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.
Press Release

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

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.
Press Release

21 October 2015
Collecting Young Russian Art
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.
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, 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.
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)
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.
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
Mike Nelson, Fiona Banner, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and James Richards select works from the V-A-C Collection
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.
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
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.
Press Release

15 September – 20 October 2014
Sergey Sapozhnikov
Total Picture

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.
Press Release

4 September – 31 October 2014
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.
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
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.
Press Release

6 June – 24 August 2014
IK-00: The Spaces of Confinement
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.
Press Release

24 April – 7 October 2014
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 war and wartime experience.
Press Release

30 June – 24 October 2013
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.
Press Release

26 August – 25 November 2012
The Way of Enthusiasts
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.
Press Release

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

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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
Press Release

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

Mikhail Tolmachev's «Pact of Silence», 2016 (fragment from the Solovetsky album from GULAG History State Museum's collection) Anna Krivtsova, Scaffolding, photo by Daniil Bayushev Сollecting young Russian art, V-A-C / Muhka, photo by Ivan Erofeev Asta Gröting 'Touch' (2015) 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 Mike Nelson selects for Whitechapel Gallery from V-A-C Collection, photo by Stephen White Mikhail Tolmachev, Beyond Visual Range, photo by Mikhail Tolmachev Fiona Banner selects for Whitechapel Gallery from V-A-C Collection, photo by Stephen White Parallel Convergences: Pawel Althamer and Anatoly Osmolovsky, photo by Yuri Palmin Modernikon. Contemporary Art from Russia, photo by Maurizio Elia Ilya Budraitskis and Arseny Zhilyaev, The Archive of the Future Museum of History, photo by Yakov Kirillov Ostalgia, photo by Benoit Pailley

 

 

Education

 

25 July 2016
Opening of the installation 'Scaffolding' by Anna Krivtsova on the historic facade of the Polytechnic Museum (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
Polytechnic Museum, Moscow

18 July - 5 August 2016
5th Moscow Curatorial Summer School
Topic: Curatorial Things
Venue: Moscow Oriental Art Museum, Nikitsky boulevard, 12A
Programme developed by Beatrice von Bismarck, Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer and the V-A-C Foundation.
Further information about the school, participants and projects:
5th.curatorialschool.v-a-c.ru
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5 July 2016
The Moscow river tour with artistic collectives Futurefarmers and Urban Fauna Lab (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
Moscow
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29 June 2016
Art critic Valentin Dyakonov in conversation with curator Katerina Chuchalina (related to Kirill Glushchenko’s exhibition "Our Days are Rich and Bright")
Polkovaya st, 3, build.2, Moscow

22 June 2016
Nikolai Kozakov’s diaries. 1962. Open discussion. Participants: film critic Vladimir Lyaschenko, theatre critic Pavel Rudnev, screenwriter Olga Shentorovich (related to Kirill Glushchenko’s exhibition "Our Days are Rich and Bright")
Polkovaya st, 3, build.2, Moscow

18 June 2016
Kulebaki. In Conversation with Andrei Gorokhov and Vasily Shevtsov (related to Kirill Glushchenko’s exhibition "Our Days are Rich and Bright")
Polkovaya st, 3, build.2, Moscow
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15 June 2016
Lecture by professor Juriy Murasov 'Electrification of writing in Soviet culture' (related to Kirill Glushchenko’s exhibition "Our Days are Rich and Bright")
Polkovaya st, 3, build.2, Moscow

8 June 2016
The story of Stroyizdat publishing house and the ‘humanism of Soviet architecture’. In Conversation with Kirill Gluschenko and Natalia Bronovitskaya (related to Kirill Glushchenko’s exhibition "Our Days are Rich and Bright")
Polkovaya st, 3, build.2, Moscow

25 May 2016
Discussion on Gluschenkoizdat (related to Kirill Glushchenko’s exhibition "Our Days are Rich and Bright")
Polkovaya st, 3, build.2, Moscow
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30 April 2016
Film screening: Kommunisten by Jean-Marie Straub (2014). Kirill Adibekov’s programme
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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28 April 2016
Lecture by curator Susa Pop about co-creating urban media environments (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow

23 April 2016
Film screening: Jaurès by Vincent Dieutre (2012). Kirill Adibekov's programme
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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21 April 2016
Lecture by curator and art historian Nailya Allakhverdieva on her experience in the production of public art in a Russian context (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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16 April 2016
Film screening: Helsinki, ikuisesti by Peter von Bagh (2008) and Afterword to the Pamphlet of 1942 by Stanislav Doroshenkov (2012). Kirill Adibekov's programme
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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14 April 2016
Trude Iversens's lecture Curatorial Approaches to Art and Public Space (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow

9 April 2016
Film screening: De son appartement by Jean-Claude Rousseau. Kirill Adibekov's programme
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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7 April 2016
Alexander Kotlomanov's lecture Alternative forms of monuments. A phenomenon of counter-monuments in contemporary sculpture (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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2 April 2016
Film screening: One Way Boogie Woogie/27 Years Later by James Benning (2005). Kirill Adibekov’s programme
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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31 March 2016
Lecture by art critic and art historian Gleb Napreenko Political art within the city (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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24 March 2016
Anna Bitkina's lecture Creative practice as an instrument of social change (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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17 March 2016
Elena Trubina's lecture Identification and identity of the cities and citizens (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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10 March 2016
Susan Katz's lecture Festival format of public art (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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3 March 2016
Andrey Vozyanov's lecture Anthropological introduction to urban cultures of hearing, listening and production sound (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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25 February 2016
Andrei Gornykh's lecture Post-utopia and urban navigation in the digital age (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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18 February 2016
Dmitry Gromov's lecture Subcultures and their anthropological meaning (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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25 December 2015
Ilya Utekhin's lecture City as a media space (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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19 December 2015
Tour Against Protocol with the artist Anastasia Ryabova (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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17 December 2015
Vera Frolov's lecture The Urban Landscape and its Components (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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12 December 2015
Artist’s Tour: World Trade Center Moscow with Sara Culmann (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
Krasnopresnenskaya embankment, 12, Moscow
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10 December 2015
Avant-Garde Museology book presentation and discussion between Arseny Zhilyaev and Stanislav Savitsky
Word Order, Fontanka river Embankment, 15, Saint Petersburg

6 December 2015
Film screening with Sonia Gimon: Uncle’s Apartment (1913) in Nirnzee House (1913) (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
Bolshoi Gnezdikovsky lane, 10, Moscow

3 December 2015
Philip Fedchin's lecture about public-art since the second half of the 20th century and on «publicity» as its defining category
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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29 November 2015
Film screening with Sonia Guimon: With Faith and Truth by Andrey Smirnov (1979) in Central Tourist House (1979) (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
Leninsky Prospekt, 146, Moscow

26 November 2015
Dmitry Gorin’s lecture Holiday Revolution and experience of history in Soviet culture: from avant-garde to socialist realism (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow
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22 November 2015
Film screening with Sonia Guimon: The Splinter by Nikoloz Sanishvili (1956) in Pekin Hotel (1956) (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
Bolshaya Sadovaya st., 5

6 November 2015
Reading group: Fiction of the Contemporary with Peter Osborne
GES-2, Bolotnaya embankment, 15, Moscow

31 October 2015
Artist's tour: Krasnaya Presnya park with Arseny Zhilyaev (related to the programme “Expanding Space. Artistic Practice in the Urban Environment”)
Krasnya Presnya park, Mantulinskaya st., 5, build.2, Moscow
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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

6 - 25 July 2015
4th 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
Venue: GES-2, Bolotnaya naberezhnaya, 15, Moscow
Press release
Call for applications

14 February 2015
Okwui Enwezor, curator of the 56th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, in conversation with V-A-C Head of Education Maria Mkrtycheva
Venue: State Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow
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30 June – 18 July 2014
3rd 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

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

1 - 20 July 2013
2nd 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

2 - 21 July 2012
1st Moscow Curatorial Summer School
Topic: Doing Exhibitions Politically, curated by What, How & for Whom/WHW
Venue: Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow
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2012
Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Young Curators Residency Programme Fellowship
Torino (Italy)

27 September 2011
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

 

Neo-Avantgarde and Culture Industry:
Essays on European and American Art from 1955 to 1975

Author: Benjamin H. D. Buchloh.
Translated from English to Russian by Dmitry Potemkin.
V-A-C press, 2016. 720 pp.

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:

 

Geometry of Now, curated by Mark Fell, GES-2, Moscow. V-A-C Live launches its future Moscow home with an investigation of sound through site-specific interventions in the space of the former GES-2 power station. 20-27 February 2017.
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New Museum, New York, Anri Sala: Answer Me, 2 Feb. – 10 April 2016. Performance support provided by the V-A-C Foundation.

Founding Partner of the Whitechapel Gallery’s Future Fund. The Future Fund was established to support the commission and creation of new art at the Gallery (from 2015)

Donorship of the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2015)

Second year of the Collecting Young Russian Art, V-A-C / M HKA scheme, set up to support the new generation of artists in Russia and to open up Russian contemporary art to the wider world. Jury: Teresa Iarocci Mavica, Bart de Baere and Vasif Kortun. MEL SPACE, Moscow, 21 October 2015.
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Art Institute of Chicago, Jean-Luc Mylayne, C 16 April 1987, Small Chapel for One Person or at Most a Couple (1987), a public project for the Millennium Park Lurie Garden in 2015, realised in collaboration with V-A-C Foundation.

Donorship of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2014)

Collecting Young Russian Art, V-A-C / M HKA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp: a new annual scheme set up to support the new generations of artists living and working in Russia. Artists are nominated and shortlisted by an international jury, with the winning artist’s work going to the M HKA Collection. Curated by Yulia Aksenova, Katerina Chuchalina, Ekaterina Inozemtseva, Andrey Parshikov and Elena Yaichnikova. Cosmoscow, Moscow, 18 September 2014.
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Donorship of the 55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia (2013)

A three year collaboration with Tate on the appointment of two new curators for their Russian collection and Acquisition Fund, 2015-2018.

Donorship of Manifesta 10, Saint Petersburg (Russia), 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Production of Carsten Höller's: Experience, New Museum, New York (USA), 2011/12

 

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