150 Russian journalists, artists, art collectors, museum curators, and celebrities, 18 pieces of current Russian video art, 1 aeroplane of the airline S7 – named after the 2002 deceased artist Timur Novikov – and 10 hours time. It was the briefest, most extensive, most exclusive, and most celebratory presentation of contemporary Russian video art that foreign countries had ever seen.
From the organizers, Hans Knoll, a Viennese gallery owner with good connections to the Russian art scene, Pierre- Christian Brochet from the Muscovite B-Comm and Antonio Geusa, curator and recognized authority in all things regarding contemporary video art in Russia, landed at the Viennese airport.
CastYourArt asked Antonio Geusa for a quick update on Russian video art, from the Russian artist collective AES+F and Mamyshev Vladislav – artist name Monroe – up to Blue Noses and all the others.
Who plays a role in Russian video art? Which national and historical characteristics does this direction in art exhibit? What fascinates the curator at the moment and what trends can he identify?
Sneak a peek! 10 hours in 5 minutes, here we go!
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