THE ARTISTIC INVENTION OF THE SELF AND THE PURE JOY OF LIFE AND LOVE
A project of: Moscow Museum of Modern Art, ZARYA Centre for contemporary art Vladivostok, Austrian Cultural Forum Moscow
with support of: Raiffeisenbank, HR Solutions
The Artistic Invention of the Self and the Pure Joy of Life and Love is the latest project of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Moscow. The exhibition is devoted to two themes: joy from life and love, which are the basis of the work of the more than 20 well-known artists from Russia, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Ukraine whose work is being shown at the exhibition.
The exhibition will open during summer in Moscow at the legendary House on the Embankment, in a plain, common apartment (address: 2 Serafimovich Street, 2nd Entrance, Code 33, 6th Floor, Apartment 33) and will continue for several days and then move to Vladivostok in winter, where it will be open to visitors at the Zarya Center of Contemporary Art.
Project idea: Love for life and the desire to arrange and live one’s life according to one’s principles is rooted deeply within mankind, borne of our discovery and invention of ourselves. The way this subject is approached is just as diverse as the artists participating in the project: free or pained expressions from various perspectives, soft or roaring, as an artistic conception of life; or a documentation, ironic or profoundly probing, hailing from times long past or derived from the current realities surrounding us.
A total of more than 20 artists took part in the project: Veronika Allmayer-Beck (Milan), Daniel Bachler and Teresa Marenzi (Berlin), EVA & ADELE (Berlin), Sasha Galkina (Moscow), GELITIN (Austria), G.R.A.M. (Graz), Alina Gutkina (Moscow), Valeria Nibiru (Saint Petersburg), Anna Shiller and Fyodor Ivanov (Saint Petersburg), Nikita Shokhov, Darya Marchik, Hanna Putz (Vienna/London), Fiona Rukschcio (Vienna), David Ter-Oganyan (Moscow), Sveta Shuvaeva (Moscow), Igor Chursin (Kyiv), and an artistic collective from the University of Art and Design in Linz (Oliver Naimer, Andreas Tanzer, Jonas Fliedl, and Daniel Rappitsch with professors Georg Ritter and Ursula Huebner)
More information please see press release
Opening: June 24, 18:00 – 23:00
Tours: June 25, 15:00; 18:00
The exhibition will then be open for visitors July 2 – 6, 14:00 – 20:00
Venue: House on the Embankment (Dom na Naberezhnoi)
Moscow, Serafimowitscha, 2, Entrance 2, Code 33, 6th floor, Apartment 33
Opening in Vladivostok: January 15, 2015, 19:00
Duration of exhibition: January 16 – February 28, 2015
Venue: Zarya Center of Contemporary Art:155 100th Anniversary of Vladivostok Prospekt, Shop 2, Entry 10, 2nd Floor