Where then is this self, if it is neither in the body nor the soul??
All things in me, And I'm in everything…
F. I. Tyutchev
Time will pass, while the images and parts of the showpieces of this exhibition will live up to the 3016th year. Since graffiti is eternity, because we know nothing more ancient than graffiti which came down to us from the deep past.
Starting from April 6th as a part of the XI international festival "Photobiennale 2016" a new solo exhibition Gravity by Vladimir Glynin opens at RuArts gallery with the support of Rehab Life and Champagne house Ruinart.
December 2015, RuArts Gallery of contemporary art will celebrate its 11-th anniversary. On this occasion, RuArts presents solo exhibition of famous Moscow photographer Vasiliy Kudryavtsev for the first time in 25 years of his career. The exhibition will take place at the gallery from 8 December 2015 to 31 January 2016.
RuArts Gallery in collaboration with Artmossphere creative association presents a group show 'Unforeseen Circumstances'. Two Russian artists, Dmitri Aske and Alexey Luka, and two European guests, SatOne and Finsta, will present their new bodies of work. All of these artists began their artistic career as graffiti writers and later moved on and developed their style in other spheres, including illustration, graphics, and muralism. None of them could imagine what a great influence their teenage hobby would have on their life; that thanks to it years later they would burst into the art world and become a part of the world community of the artists who 'came from the streets'. At the show, the artists ponder over the unforeseen circumstances and their role in every person's life and offer the viewer to give it a thought.
October 10, RuArts Gallery with the support of Interview Magazine will present a new solo exhibition "Ringing of Coloredmane Swirl" by Andrey Bartenev.
September 15 RuArts Gallery will present a solo exhibition "Lazarus".
Ruarts Gallery of contemporary art, with the support of French Institute under the patronage of the French Embassy in Moscow, will present joint project of the French and Russian artists who work with digital technologies, and will present their interactive digital and video installations.
Ruarts Gallery of contemporary art, with the support of Italian Institute of Culture in Moscow and MASERATI, will present two personal exhibitions of Italian artist Riccardo Murelli and Moscow photographer Mikhail Rozanov in a joint project Costruzione/Constructions. The show will include photographs, installations, etchings and sculptures. The name of the project precisely reflects artistic points of different and independent artists, whose artworks declare independence from reality and its consecutive submission. Both artists work with abstraction, creating their own creative dimension.
RuArts Gallery of contemporary art presents a new project TORN by Ja'bagh Kaghado with the participation of Zak Kaghado within the framework of the International Biennale "Fashion and Style in Photography" parallel program.
There is a strong myth about St. Petersburg outside of it, as well as about variety of other cities. This myth tells the story of the city of "classics, beauty" and some academic conservatism due to the spirit of the former imperial capital, architectural order, cultural tradition, and so forth.
December 9, on the occasion of the RuArts 10th anniversary, with the support of Interview Russia and Ruinart, the gallery will present new exhibition by famous American photographer Spencer Tunick, whose works include hundreds and thousands of people posing naked outdoors against urban landscapes.
November 19, RuArts Gallery of contemporary art with the support of Harper's Bazaar Art, Mondoro and Prime concierge service will present Sergei Borisov's personal exhibition, dedicated to the presentation of his album Studio 50A.
"And I wasn't the only slave to my nesting instinct. The people I know who used to sit in the bathroom with pornography, now they sit in the bathroom with their IKEA furniture catalogue".
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club.
Art Foundation and contemporary art gallery RuArts presents a unique project by Alex Partola "Wall Elements" - photo-almanac of Russian street-art, within the framework of Moscow Biennale of Street Art special program.
On September 15, RuArts Gallery will open a new exhibition season with a group project Mushrooms.
Within the framework of the IV Moscow International biennale for Young Art parallel program.
Curator: Anna Buyvid
Participants: Lydmila Anoshenkova, Pavel Brat, Neno Belchev, Eros Dibra, Alexander Efremov, Eva Zhigalova, Marketa Magidova, Sergey Melnichenko & Kinder Album, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Semyon Motolyanets, Stas Korolev, Olya Kroytor, Maria Kulikovskaya, Julio Orta, Denis Patrakeev, Ksenia Pasura, Vladimir Potapov, Veronika Rudieva-Ryazantseva, Alexey Salmanov, Alena Tereshko, Evgeny Medvedev-Ma, Moritz Fingerhut, Nika Chernyaeva, Aza Shade.
On June 4th 2014, RuArts Gallery, with the support of Vogue Russia will hold an exhibition of the world re-known fashion photographer - Hans Feurer. This will be the first time in Russia that Hans shows his work.
On April 23, RuArts Gallery will present a new project "THE HUNT" by Alexander Zakharov.
In "THE HUNT" project Zakharov uses different types of media - such as painting, graphics and also a new type called stereo printing.
RUARTS Gallery presents a new personal project "ABSTRACT" by Vladimir Glynin, within the framework of parallel program of X Photobiennale 2014. Vladimir Glynin began his career as a photographer in 1995, being a dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet. Initially, most of his photographs were devoted to the internal life of the theatre. Later Vladimir started making photos for magazines, including L'Officiel, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, In Style, Mercury, Icons, GQ and others. He produced a number of advertising campaigns and promotional shots for the Bolshoi Theatre and brands such as Black Label Johnnie Walker, Bacardi Black, Maybach, Audi, BMW, Nespresso and more. For the advertising campaigns of Moscow's TSUM Vladimir took the photos of Eva Herzigova, Milla Jovovich and Naomi Campbell.
On the 12th of February RuArts Gallery presents a new solo exhibition "UPWARD" by Evfrosina Lavrukhina.
Evfrosina Lavrukhina refers to different techniques, using them in her new project "UPWARD" to express ideas more powerfully. Evfrosina's typical images were implemented in drawings on paper and wood, as well as in new forms - spinning circle-handwheels and kinetic sculptures.
According to tradition, RuArts Gallery is preparing something grand and massive for its birthday.
Thus, on December 6, RuArts Gallery will present new exhibition BREAKING THE ICE together with SCREAM Gallery (London). The special project prepared by SCREAM Gallery will be presented at RuArts Gallery for the first time in Moscow.
October 24 RuArts Gallery presents a new personal project STIGMA by Tatyana Podmarkova. The Art of Tatyana Podmarkova announced itself in the first decade of the new millennium with the massive fine art series in which balance of neoclassical tradition is combined with contemporary, dramatic expression.
September 18, RuArts Gallery presents a curator project "Chernukha" by Kirill Preobrazhenskiy within the framework of V Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, with the participation of Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Media Arts graduates and students (Alina Kleytman, Nikita Shokhov, Mikhail Maximov, Kir Esadov, Nadya Grishina, Elena Artemenko, Daniil Zinchenko, Margo Ovcharenko).
July 16 RuArts Gallery presents a photo exhibition by Alexander Egorov.
Alexander Egorov managed to combine seemingly contradictory images and feelings and visually analyze colour, light and form in his first personal project.
June 26 RuArts Gallery presents a new group exhibition "PRONEZHNOST". Participants: Antoshina Tatiana, Arendt Maria, Buivid Vita, Zakharov Alexander, Kozin Vladimir, Kuznetsov Gerasim, Medvedev-Ma Eugeniy, Pahkom (Sergei Pakhomov), Potapenkova Maria, Russova Anna, Feneva Aglaya, Larry Caveney.
On the 15 of May RuArts Gallery presents a new solo exhibition by Semeon Agroskin with the support of concierge service Quintessentially and Sky One digital urban tv.
On the 10th of April RuArts Gallery presents a new group exhibition "BEAUTIFUL".
Participants: Polina Borisova, Vita Buivid, Kimiko Yoshida, Liudmila Konstantinova, Olga Kroitor, Maria Kulikovskaya, Ksenia Pasura, Veronika Rudyeva-Ryazantseva, Alena Tereshko, Dina Schedrinskaya. The installation with "Nude on a sofa" (1923) by Tamara de Lempicka is also represented.
On the 5 of March 2013 within the framework of the VIII International Biennale "Fashion and Style in Photography" RuArts Gallery presents a new exhibition "NATURA" by Danila Polyakov and Dmitry Zhuravlev.
On the 30th of January with the support of White Birch vodka, Seryab mineral water and PRIME RuArts Gallery of Contemporary Art presents a new project "Peonymania" made by Vita Buivid.
RuArts gallery presents a new photography project made by the famous French actor, director and screenwriter Vincent Perez with the stars of the Bolshoi Theatre.
RuArts Gallery in collaboration with Dmitriy Semenov Gallery (Saint Petersburg), present the project «BLOSSOM» by Swiss artist Stephan Spicher that was partly exhibited at The Ludwig Museum in the Russian Museum in 2007.
Ladies and gentlemen! We invite you to visit our booth ¹8-3 at Art Moscow 2012.
September 12th RuArts gallery opens the new season with NOIR project that was brought up by Catherine Borissoff - curator and Art Director of RuArts gallery. As well as her previous Duel and Nothingness projects, NOIR exhibition is closely linked with personal feelings and emotional experience of the young curator.
After 3 years of silence the artists from the group “Nepokorennye 17” decided to reunite and present their project “The Feast of Being”.
Ladies and gentlemen!
We invite you to visit our booth at FOTOMIXFIGHT Limited Edition 2012 Fair, that is taking place on 24-27 May in The Gallery of Classic Photography.
From April 11 till May 20 RuArts Gallery presents the MOSGOROD exhibition, supported by the Embassy of France and French Institute in Russia. Within the framework of Photobiennale 2012 three famous French photographers Marc Bonneville, Laurent Villeret and Boris M represent to the Moscow public their vision of the fantastic metropolis existing only in their imagination, in which landscapes one can easily guess real Moscow with the familiar traits of different world capitals.
RuArts Gallery presents a solo exhibition of a young and ambitious artist Daria Usova that will be open for public from from 2 till 31 of March.
January 27 – February 25, 2012 RuArts gallery presents personal exhibition by Sergei Borisov – indisputable master of Soviet photography, inventor of the genre "ideological nude".
RuArts Gallery is proud to announce that from December 15 till January 21 we are exhibiting “Introspection” by Riccardo Murelli - one of the most interesting exponents of contemporary Italian art.
The artist's works will be presented by the Gallery Ruarts, Moscow, for the first time with a solo exhibition titled “Introspection” ("Introspettica"), under the cultural exchange program of the year Italy-Russia with the support of the Italian Institute of culture in Moscow. The exhibition will be composed of oil papers, a series of engravings of medium and large format, stainless steel sculptures and a site-specific project specially built on the spot in Siberian larch wood.
December 7th RuArts Gallery celebrated its 7th anniversary. We would like to thank all our guests and clients who came to congratulate us with 7 years on Russian art market full of success and challenging projects.
Sergey Anufriev’s exhibition “Patternism” will take place in RuArts Gallery October 21 - November 26, 2011. RuArts Foundation and Gallery of Contemporary Art brings to your attention the program manifesto of Sergey Anufriev – one of the most impressive artists, as well as a philosopher and art theorist of modern Russia. The artist has no less than defined the concept of an absolutely new, revolutionary art movement, which is encouraged to capture contemporary minds and to become a significant tool of an artistic self-expression in the nearest future.
October 11-16, 2011 RuArts Gallery supported by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is proud to present an exhibition of young Dutch designers within a framework of the 2nd annual Moscow Design Week, where Maarten Baas (www.maartenbaas.com) world famous for his pioneer collection Smoke - burned furniture and interior items - will appear as a headliner.
According to Buddhist philosophy – the absolute truth is absolute absence, nothingness. An attempt to comprehend «void», when the observer realizes that the obvious form of reality and emptiness are inseparable – is one of the most important goals of Buddhist meditation.
A new series of Natalia Smolyanskaya’s works is connected with a motion itself. The artist is considering two types of moving. The first one is affiliated with a plasticity of a human body, its position in the space. The second one – with a representation of futurism and suprematism. From K.Malevitch and his contemporaries, members of the «Bauhaus» and «De Stijl» circles, Natalia Smolyanskaya takes two main colours – black and red. With the help of these colours, avant-gardist artists passed on the spatial arrangement dynamics of the objects. These colours, however, are used by Smolyanskaya to capture the emotions that are alien to the age in which their versatile possibilities were discovered. The exhibition «Frame Break» tells the story about loneliness, crisis, social and psychological «frame» and attempts to go beyond its limits – to «break».
RuArts Gallery of Contemporary Art represents Kimiko Yoshida’s new series of photographs, majestic and indecipherable portraits conceived with the history of art in mind, which is entitled Paintings. Self-portraits. These works are closely associated with art history and represent a symbolic revision of the masterpieces made by Raphael, Durer, Caravaggio, Gustav Klimt and William Blake.
In the duplication and exponentiation of the feminine, in its aggravation and emphasizing – could be discerned the desire to overcome a cultural existing of understanding “feminine” and to go beyond the routine, political, social, gender and other discourses of a masculine or feminine viewpoint. Thereby, Gerasim Kuznetsov, who supervises the exhibition – delineates a space, in which every exhibiting artist can produce a purely personal point of view on the “feminine” conception, and the exhibition as a whole helps to form an expression, which like a local statistical survey, with the only difference being that various - points of view presented in the same space, come together to interact and create stress points and points of connection, harmonies. The plot allows the viewer to join the game and to examine an essence of women in virto, in the circumstances of a displayed experiment, and to determine its characteristics him- or herself.
Entitled with a quote from the late Chinese totalitarian leader Mao Zedong Vita Buyvid’s project is devoted to the aesthetics and practice of the interaction of the human being with water. It includes "Methods for ornaments study" and "Swimmers" series. Works are presented in a large variety of media, from painting and photography to sculpture.
Cornelie Tollens is a famous Dutch photographer. In 1990 she graduated from the Photography Academy in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Tollens art entails both free work and assignments for clients. As a fashion photographer she worked for such magazines as Dutch, BLVD, Elle and Elegance, published in art magazines like Avenue, Blvd., Credits, La Vie en Rose. She is also been commissioned to create international campaigns for brands such as Nike, Ikea, Nokia, Hema and Martini.
"The painting is becoming closer to poetry, now that photography has freed her of the need of storytelling"
"I was in love with Makhmud ..." exhibition is a joint project of the artist Evfrosina Lavrukhina and designer Alexander Arngoldt.
In 1958, in the midst of the post-war recovery period in Japan, Watabiki was born in the heart of Tokyo. She grew up in an ordinary family. Despite on the fact that she had a normal childhood in her book “Freeing myself and becoming a painter” Watabiki mentions that she could not remember how she felt during that period. She always felt like she was a spectator or a bystander in her family.
Salt is a fundamental concept encompassing both physical and mental connotations. Salt is a symbol of the energy of life, it is a mystical element, in essence and in taste. II Moscow International Biennale for Young Art "Qui Vive? is built around the theme of boundaries and border-crossings. The current project entitled “Salt” evokes these notions by negating and undoing borders and frontiers of all kinds. It brings together young artists from different countries who interpret the concept of Salt across borders and cultural boundaries. As a concept intended to structure the space of the exhibition Salt also allows us to draw from a range of works in different genres and artistic movements.
Nowadays, few of “modern art” artists turn to the genre of scenes of everyday life or travel notes. In general, few people do care about a routine stratum, not to mention the fact, that the research material is hardly even seen in it, as well as the subject of an artistic expression. The exhibition “Vivid Iron”, - is exactly such a happy and rare case.
It is not the first year Petr Axenoff closely working with the main image persons, masters of media and glossy magazines on the topic of opposite side of success. In this time the main actors of his new project are not adults but their kids, here they are not those inarticulate beings who still have not decided in their positions, but «little adults» whose parents are at a highest stage of the social hierarchy. Since babyhood they feel themselves as elite, they are growing in the world of luxury and big money. Today, these kiddies express themselves in, as in a mirror, their successful parents, but half ten years, they grow up, get elite education in prestigious universities in Europe and will stand at the top of the hierarchy.
Personality cult in art has undergone a lot of transformations. The 20-th century, largely due to the development of media culture, has created more images and masterminds, than the whole previous history.
The «Duel» exhibition is dedicated to the anniversary of A.S. Pushkin’s duel on the 8th of February 1837. The exhibition is held at RuArts gallery, from 9th of February until the 9th of March 2010.
For the past four years the inside of Erwin Olaf’s studio has been a kind of time warp. Enter the converted church hall on the outskirts of Amsterdam and you enter a world of 1950s American domesticity: ladies with carefully curled hair and twin sets, men in neat raincoats, and interiors filled with sleek mid-century furniture.
Vita Buivid's latest project, ‘Vita Aperte’, includes works from several different periods – ‘Familia’ (2006), ‘Piccolo Amore’ (2007), ‘Secret desires’ (1996) and ‘Erotic dreams’ (1995).
Vitaly Pushnitsky is interested in space. In one way or another many of his projects include references to measurements, the relativities of volumes, and 'material visuality' which the genre of sculpture so generously allows us to experience.
Life is a dream. But are dreams life? Where are we in our dreams? Who are we? What are they to us – our dreams? Who are we in the first seconds of awakening when we haven't crossed the boundary of reality? Vladimir Glynin's project ‘Dream’ is a search for the answers to these questions using new media forms and a new language of photography.
The unifying idea of this exhibition is the experience of innocence and its destruction – the beauty and sincerity of childhood as it encounters the real world, full of wars and disasters.
In ‘Golden War’, Eastern and Western cultures come into conflict with one another. Their mutual fascination and disdain for one another has found a new mode of expression in the national and religious consciousness via the influence of mass media and the fashion industry, the universal conductors of intercultural communication.
The artists featured in this show try to dominate chaos, passing beyond the limits of bodily sensations while at the same time attempting to 'embody' it in form and image, penetrating its mysteries and riddles.
In the late 1980s Sergei Anufriev, Yuri Leiderman and Paul Pepperstein created a unique artistic association called ‘Inspection Medical Hermeneutics’.
Igor Vulokh and Evgeny Dybsky are representatives of expressive abstractionism. Igor Vulokh, a non-conformist artist who belongs to the generation of the 1960s, is an acknowledged master of the ‘other art’. Evgeny Dybsky is an artist from another generation, the 1980s.
The exhibition ‘Genius Loci’ tells of the two eras of cultural life on Ostozhenka Street and its neighboring Prechistenka and Volkhonka Streets.
Franko B (b. 1960, Milan) is an honorary member of the International Perfomance Group (IPG).
By the end of the 1960s, artists had started using video as a creative medium. Recording images on magnetic tape proved to be more affordable, direct and much easier than cinema.
This series of self portraits creates a sequence of identity, a set of images, following one after another, arising out of one another, like a train of thought. It is a river of feelings in motion.
Etymologically, the word ‘glamour’ originates from the Old Scottish ‘gramarye’, suggesting magic, necromancy and other occult doctrines. English historians R. Buckley and E. de la Hay define glamour in a sociocultural sense as an artificially constructed image of reality, a call to consumption, signifying an affinity with the generally accepted standards of luxury.
Semeon Agroskin does not chase after the latest trends, he doesn't aspire to be like all the rest, doesn't wish to change himself for anyone.
The Barbie doll is not only a symbol of market success but a cultural phenomenon as well. In her toy world can be found the reflections of such serious topics as emancipation, family relationships, sexual norms, career matters, political correctness and many other issues.
Igor Vishnyakov draws from two sources: esoteric occult knowledge and the practices and artistic language of the Saint Petersburg ‘Neo-academists’. Thus the artist reveals himself through the photographs, reflecting real life situations.
The exhibition «Neoclassicism. Part I» consists of works by neo-academists – members of an art movement that developed in the 1980s in Leningrad and immediately drew attention from critics.
For many centuries the naked body has served as an acknowledged theme of fine art. So why have Tunick’s installations caused such strong reactions from society, both positive and negative, as well as accusations of immorality and exhibitionism?
In Leningrad in 1983 Yevgeny Yufit founded the art movement Nercrorealism, which can be considered a continuation of the medieval tradition Ars Moriendi.
The exhibition ‘Art is an Illusion’ is devoted to the emergence and development of new media in contemporary art. Antonio Geuza’s project ‘The Story of Russian Art’ presents the history of Russian video art from the early 1990s to the end of the millennium.