Аrtist and text


ROSIZO exhibition halls



Project team:

Curator: Alina Koren
Technical supervisor: Tatyana Donskikh
Coordinator: Alla Tsekhmistrenko
Equipment: ERCO and Aledo
Photographer: Vladimir Kozub

The exhibition features over 70 works created by representatives of Moscow Conceptualism, which emerged in the last quarter of the 20th century, as well as contemporary artists from Moscow and St. Petersburg.

At the heart of the exhibition is a collection from the archives of ROSIZO, gathered by the State Center for Contemporary Art. Specifically for the exhibition, a portion of the museum’s stored artworks underwent restoration and is now being presented to the public for the first time in many years.

The exhibition “Artist and Text” explores the phenomenon of text utilization in artists’ works.

The exhibition traces the relationship between the verbal and the visual in art, showcasing the diversity of approaches to working with text in the paintings, assemblages, objects, and graphics of the key figures of Moscow Conceptualism, including Ilya Kabakov, Victor Pivovarov, Eric Bulatov, Georgy Kizevalter, Yuri Albert, Vsevolod Nekrasov, Lev Rubinstein, Alexander Yulikov, and others.

The exhibition invites the viewer to analyze the relationship between the artist and text, to attempt to establish cause-and-effect connections in the use of language within visual art, and to contemplate the ways of expressiveness and the perception of art.

In a separate section of the exhibition, there is a spatial installation made from stichograms by Dmitry Prigov, which were published in 1985 by the journal of unofficial Russian art, “A-Ya.”

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