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Open School "Manege/ MediaArtLab". Visual Experiment 2013—2015
Great Expectations. Final Exhibition
Cultural program of the III Moscow InternatIonal Forum for Innovative Development "Open Innovations"
Cultural program of the II Moscow InternatIonal Forum for Innovative Development "Open Innovations"
Symposium "Pro&Contra of Media Culture 2013." Articles
Symposium "Pro&Contra of Media culture 2013"
The Mythology of Media
Expanded Cinema—III
Walk about Moscow
Symposium "Pro&Contra of Media culture 2012"
Mediatheque of the Museum of Screen Culture
Expanded Cinema—II
Symposium "Pro&Contra of Media culture 2011"
Expanded Cinema—I
Gary Hill: Viewer
Transitland
XI Media Forum of the 32 Moscow International Film Festival
X Media Forum of the 31 Moscow International Film Festival
Media Museum
MediaArtLab Bulletin
Anthology of Russian Video Art
Media Forum Catalogues
Mediatheque
Look From The East
Symposium "Pro&Contra of Media culture 2000"
NewMediaLogia / NewMediaTopia

Open School "Manege/ MediaArtLab". Visual Experiment 2013—2015


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Moscow, 2015, 84 pages.

Manege Museum and Exhibition Association
MediaArtLab Center for Art and Culture
Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation

Team: Olga Shishko, Olga Lukyanova, Andrey Parshikov, Anna Buali, Julia Grachikova, Elena Rumyantseva

Design: Maria Cheloyants, Dmitry Devishvili
Layout: Olga Selivanova
Russian proofreading: Polina lebedeva
English proofreading: Susanna Garden
Translated by Kirill Melamud
Under the general editorship ofAlexandra Litvina

Open school ‘Manege/MediaArtLab’ is an innovative project for Russia based on the idea of preparing a new generation of contemporary artists and curators as well as sophisticated spectators who are able to appreciate and analyse art. The education offered is marked by a cross-disciplinary approach with a practical, exploratory nature. The Open School is a kind of laboratory — a movable structure, in which intensive theoretical and practical work with actual ideas, problems and projects in the field of contemporary media culture will occur. The main areas covered by these educational and research activities are visual, performative and audio practices, as well as projects on the topic of the intersection of science and art.

© 2015 MediaArtLab Center for Art and Culture, Moscow

Great Expectations. Final Exhibition


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Moscow, 2014, 100 pages.

Great Expectations. Final Exhibition

The project’s Team:

Manege Museum And Exhibition Association
General Director: Irina Tolpina
Project Curators: Olga Shishko, Dmitry Khankin
Exhibition Curators: Elena Rumyantseva, Natalia Nusinova
Project Technical Director: Mikhail Martkovitch
Project Coordinators: Anna Buali, Marina Bobyleva
Screen Culture Department, Mea Manege: Olga Shishko, Elena Rumyantseva, Olga Lukyanova, Anna Buali, Julia Grachikova, Dina Likhacheva

Triumph Gallery
Emelyan Zakharov, Rafael Filinov, Dmitry Khankin, Vera kryuchkova, Natalia Nusinova, Yana Smurova, Marina Bobyleva, Kristina Romanova, Mikhail Martkovitch, Valentina Kheraskova, Aleksei shervashidze, Vladimir churanov, Ivan Shpak, Konstantin Alyavdin

Editor: Alexandra Litvina
Design: Olga Selivanova
Coordination, proofreading and production: Artguide Editions, Art Guide Ltd

Circulation 1000 copies.

"Great expectations" is an exhibition series of the Manege Museum And Exhibition Association together with Triumph Gallery and "Mediaartlab" Center For Art And Culture. The project is designed as a progressive platform for the visual and media experiments of young Russian artists. They have found their own voice and recognizable style and are actively seeking means of expression. They have repeatedly exhibited their work, but are willing to try new ways of communicating with the public, to develop experimental space, to take risks and explore the border area of visual art and multimedia.

ISBN 978-5-905110-49-8

© MEA «Manege», 2014

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Catalogues for exhibitions of the Great Expectations cycle:
Evgeny Granilshchikov. Something Will Be Lost
Dina Karaman. Cinema to a Romantic
Antonina Baever & Dmitry Venkov. Time Shall Be No More
Sofia Gavrilova. Imaginary Territories
Albert Soldatov. The Festival
Nikolai Onishchenko. Mist. Halt
Aleksei Taruts. Raves I Have Missed
Vera Konyashova. The Act of Construction
Maria Sakirko. Look Back Before You Go Round the House

Cultural program of the III Moscow InternatIonal Forum for Innovative Development "Open Innovations"


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Moscow, 2014, 100 pages

One of the directions of the Open Innovations Forum is to present the newest Western and Russian projects and ideas in the field of media culture. The Forum seeks to identify connections between art, science, economy and technologies. Its Cultural program takes the united form of an open platform exhibition space. It is a sort of a university with a mighty potential for communication. The project’s objective is not only a presentation of innovative media solutions, but also a production of knowledge, assessment and understanding of culture.

Today it is important to define the role that media plays in contemporary society, to support Russian authors in creation of innovative projects, to test the viability of experimental art in an environment, where no allowances are made for age, ideology, aesthetics and technology. 

At the exhibition "Digital Dreams" while interacting with the projects, the viewer will find him/herself in the alternative spaces and hybrid worlds, and will be able to become a part of augmented reality. The territory of the project is a kind of laboratory, where artists open the way to innovations through sensual perception. Mariano Sardon turns the trajectory of a human eye into a visible movement. With "Point clouds", Marnix de Nijs reproduces panoramas of urban landscapes constructed from social media streams. "Eau de Jardin" by Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau gives access to a virtual space, where illusory plants sprout out at the moment a viewer touches them. In this conventional reality, science overcomes traditional boundaries, enters the sphere of human interaction and makes innovations open to understanding. 


Cultural program of the II Moscow InternatIonal Forum for Innovative Development "Open Innovations"


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Moscow, 2013, 96 pages

Together with leading cultural venues in Moscow — Museum and exhibition association "Manege" - the Centre of Art and Culture "MediaArtLab" presented a media project "Imersions into the Future." It is the result of work of an international team of contemporary artists from Russia, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, such as Dmitry Kavarga, Alexandra Dementyeva, Boris Debakere, Dmitry Bulatov, Alexey Chebykin etc.

Guests and participants of the Forum will be the first to see the presentation of the new project of the famous British artist, director and curator of exhibitions Peter Greenaway "The Golden Age of Russian Avant-garde." Project, which is used to implement more than 400 pieces of Russian art will be presented in MEC "Manege" in April 2014.

Symposium "Pro&Contra of Media Culture 2013." Articles


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Moscow, 2014, 68 pages.

Symposium "Pro&Contra of Media Culture"
Visual Splits: New Media Matters
Collection of articles

Compilers: Olga Shishko, Andrey Scherbenok
Compiled by Olga Lukyanova

Design and layout: Olga Selivanova
Translation: Kirill Melamud
Editorial support: Alexandra Litvina
Literary editor: Oksana Androsova

Publication of the Museum and Exhibition Association "Manege" based on the International Symposium «Pro&Contra of Media Culture."

Organizer: MEA "Manege"
General Director: Irina Tolpina
Co-organizer: "MediaArtLab" Center of Art and Culture

General Partner: Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation
With support of The Cervantes Institute in Moscow and the Swiss Council for Culture “Pro Helvetia” under the framework of the program «Swiss Made in Russia. Exchange in the field of contemporary culture. 2013—2015»
Venue: Central Exhibition Hall "Manege", Manege Square., 1, Moscow, Russia

Curators: Olga Shishko, Andrey Scherbenok
Coordinator: Olga Lukyanova
Team: Anna Buali, Selena Volkonskaya, Olga Pogasova, Nikolay Onishchenko, Sergei Ogirya, Elena Rumyantseva, Sophia Sorokina, Olga Selivanova, Sergey Shmakov

International Symposium «Pro&Contra of Media Culture" for more than 10 years discoveres the connection between art, science, politics, economics and technology, introduces innovative projects at the intersection of contemporary art and social practice, experimental science, digital art and design, performance and programming, animation and media architecture. Each year, a variety of topics, projects, artistic strategies and techniques are embodied in various formats — theoretical discussion, presentation and practical analysis of innovative projects, the competition of young artists, film and video screenings of festival programs, world-class premieres, and more.

© MEA "Manege", 2015

Symposium "Pro&Contra of Media culture 2013"


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Moscow, 2013, 68 pages.

Curators: Olga Shishko, Andrey Shcherbenok

Venue: The Central Exhibition Hall Manege, 1 Manegnaya Square, Moscow, Russia

General Partner: The Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation

Support: The Cervantes Institute in Moscow and the Swiss Council for Culture “Pro Helvetia” under the framework of the program «Swiss Made in Russia. Exchange in the field of contemporary culture. 2013—2015»

Project coordinators: Olga Lukyanova, Anna Buali
Design and layout: Nikolay Onishenko
Translated by Kirill Melamud
Literary editing: Oksana Androsova, Susannah Garden

For over 10 years of its existence Pro&Contra of Media Culture International Symposium aims to discover connections between art, science, politics, economics, technologies, design and architecture. We also strive to present the most interesting works on the boundary of contemporary art and social practices, science, digital art and design, performance and software engineering, animation and media architecture.

Each year we select different topics, projects, artistic strategies and methods to be analyzed in various formats, including theoretical discussions, projects presentations, contests, screenings of festival programs, premieres, etc.

This year Pro&Contra will be focused on the theoretical discussion of new media art and new visuality as a whole. We are primarily interested in the meaning of their newness: what is the relationship between the new visuality of media art and classical visual space? What is the principle difference between new media art and avant-garde experiments? What is the effect of new media on our notion of visible evidence and how they affect our everyday perceptions? 

The Mythology of Media


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Мoscow, New Literary Observer, 2013. — 464 pages, illustrated

Mithology of media. Experience the historical description of the artist's biography. Alexei Isaev (1960—2006)

Participants: Olga Shishko, director of the MediaArtLab centre for art and culture, Ludmila Bredikhina, art critic, Natalia Abalakova and Anatoly Zhigalov, Iosif Bakshteyn, Konstantin Bokhorov, Antonio Geusa and others.

Mythology of media is a collection of essays about the points of contact between Russian contemporary art and new media through innovative projects and intense biography of one of the pioneers of Russian media art - curator and theorist Alexey Isaev.

"The Mythology of the Media" — is an attempt to talk about new media and net.art in 1990—2000s. One of the "pioneers" of the art in Russia was Aleksei Isayev (1960—2006) — an artist, theorist, writer, organizer of cultural events. A book about the media is also his artistic biography. The book is polyphonic — like an installation of voices and opinions. This polyphony shoud have create an understanding of a new art developing different spaces and entering existing contexts, while changing of it's launguage.

Expanded Cinema—III


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Moscow, 2013, 124 pages.

Expanded Cinema—III. Mocumentary: Reality Is Not Enough

Published by The MediaArtLab Centre for Art and Culture for the exhibition "Mocumentary: Reality Is Not Enough", Moscow Museum of Modern Art, June, 24 — July, 26, 2013

Strategic partner: Triumph Gallery
With the support of: The Goethe Institute in Moscow, The Embassy of Israel in Russia, The Embassy of France in Russia, The “Pro Helvetia” Foundation, Holiday Inn Moscow Lesnaya

Concept: Olga Shishko
Editor: Alisa Taezhnaya

Author and compiler: Olga Shishko
Compiled by Alisa Taezhnaya, Elena Rumyantseva

Design: Armen Arutyunian
Layout: Olga Selivanova
Literary editing: Oksana Androsova English proofreading: Susannah Garden

Exhibition project producer: Elena Rumyantseva

Translated by Alexandra Litvina, Kirill Melamud, Eugeniaya Pavlova, Anna Buali, Kseniya Golubovich

Media Forum would like to thank Kirill Razlogov and Natalya Semina, Eve Sussman and Simon Lee, Paula Cooper Gallery and Anthony Allen, Matthias Rajmann, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Vasily Tsereteli, Alexey Novoselov and Parviz Niazmuchamedov, SBIC "Manege MEA" and Irina Tolpina and Marina Loshak, Triumph Gallery and Dmitry Khankin, The Embassy of France in Moscow and Igor Sokologorsky, The Embassy of Israel in Moscow and Yaffa Olivitsky and Janna Gavriluk, The “Pro Helvetia” Foundation and Pascal Halter and Anastasia Alexandrova, The Goethe-Institute in Moscow and Wolf Iro and Lisa Velichko, Dmitry Model, the students of the "Open School Manege/MediaArtLab"

"Media mentality, media culture, media technology" series edition
Chief editor of the series
Alexei Isaev, Olga Shisko

Printing: Advertising and Production Company "Artcodex" ISBN: 978-5-904334-42-0

© 2013 MediaArtLab Center for art and culture

The Media Forum is a programme at the Moscow International Film Festival which has been created especially to expand the familiar borders of cinema and to show that it can vary not only both in content and artistic construction of the text, but also from the formal point of view, the technology of its making and the viewing situation. The language that Media Forum uses to talk to its audience belongs to both cinematic and artistic principles, enriching them both equally.

The third installment in the MIFF Media Forum Expanded Cinema series — "Mocumentary: Reality Is Not Enough" presents a cutting-edge selection of contemporary art works in the genre formed in- between cinema, video and media art. "Mocumen- tary: Reality Is Not Enough" displays the up-to-date contemporary art research in the man's place in history, the substitution of reality by skillfully crafted illusions and the boundaries between the historical and political statement.

The exhibition curated by Olga Shishko (art director of the MIFF Media Forum) is compiled of the masterpieces of contemporary artists from Rus- sia and abroad, utilizing pseudo documentary and mocumentary strategies in their creative practices. "Mocumentary: Reality Is Not Enough" poses the question of blurred borders between fiction and real- ity in the era of media addiction, infoglut and uncriti- cal consumption of data and images. 

Walk about Moscow


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Moscow, 2012, 36 pages. 

The Moscow City Government

The Moscow City Culture Department

Days of Moscow in Delhi

Walk About Moscow Exhibition Project

October 26 — November 4, 2012

Location: Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi

Curators: Olga Shishko, Elena Rumyantseva
Design, layout: Olga Selivanova 

“A Walk About Moscow” — an exhibition project about the Russian capital — will be presented specially for the “Days of Moscow” festival programme in New Deli.

Moscow is a city of contrasts. Its architectural image, like a magic mirror, reflects all the historical, political and economic processes of the past and those still on-going in Russia the vast and multinational.

Photographs and video art works by fourteen artists will be presented at the exhibition. All these artists have their own view point, their own Moscow. From black and white graphics to blurred painting, from close-up to panoramic views, from captured details to multicolored panels... 

The avant-garde style of contemporary buildings and the breathtaking rhythm of present-day highways in Dmitry Zverev’sworks goes well together with wooden churches and art-noveau architecture in Yuri Avvakumov’s photos or details of old Moscow by Vladislav Efimov. Another series by Alexey Korsy and Sofia Gavrilova tells us the story of the All-Union Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh) — an ideal world, a grand model of the future as it was planned by its architects, today still partly retaining its flawless forms in spite of many alterations and re-naming. The Soviet ideological decor and a classic tradition, symbols of peasant culture and grandiose architectural forms are united in a unique harmony turning the VDNKh into a finished and autonomous project — a visual and spacial textbooks of morphogenesis. 

“A Walk About Moscow” project deals not only with architecture and its representations. There’s a place here for people, too. Сharacters caught in Ludmila Zintchenko’s shots are surprisingly languorous or else there wouldn’t be a trace of them left, as exposure time here is measured in tens of seconds. Photographs by Irina Alayeva depict typical “tourist scenes” but human tourists are replaced by plastic toy figurines that seem to visit the city, and Moscow itself becomes an unexpected element in the games of imagination played by both photographer and viewer...

Four video works presented at the exhibition complete the image of Moscow. In Elena Gorbacheva’s work architecture comes alive and turns into a whole dancing canvas, Marina Fomenko shows transformations of an old building that loses its individuality in its interactions with everyday life, Ilya Korobkov uses the mosaic of Moscow metro as a basis, turning it into a symbol of a new united world, while Alexandra Mitlyanskaya tells a story of a new Babylon under construction. 

Works by: Yuri Avvakumov, Alla Afonina, Irina Alayeva, Sofia Gavrilova, Elena Gorbacheva, Vladislav Efimov, Dmitry Zverev, Ludmila Zintchenko, Ilya Korobkov, Alexey Korsy, Tatiana Liberman, Alexandra Mitlyanskaya, Konstantin Semin, Marina Fomenko, Vladimir Yudanov.

Works from the collections of MediaArtLab Center for Art and Culture and Center Photohub_Manometr.

© 2012 MediaArtLab Center for Art and Culture

© 2012 Center Photohub_Manometr

Symposium "Pro&Contra of Media culture 2012"


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Moscow, 2012, 28 pages.

Director of the Symposium “PRO&CONTRA of Media culture” — Olga Shishko
Editor — Olga Lukyanova
Design, layout — Olga Selivanova
Translator — Olga Lukyanova

Symposium “PRO&CONTRA of Media Culture” introduces his audience to the modern media culture, media art and the latest information and communications media technologies. This year’s theme is «HERITAGE AND MODERNITY». It has an aim to find a connection between the latest media technologies and modern and classical art. The project is organized in close cooperation with the Siberian Federal University, the House of Cinema and «Tvori-Gora» Creative Association, with the support of the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Mondriaan Foundation (Netherlands).

MediaArtLab Centre for Art and Culture and the PRO&CONTRA of Media Culture Symposium wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Irina Prokhorova, Oksana Daineko, Natalia Kochorashvili, Maxim Rumyantsev and Veronika Baranova.

The PRO&CONTRA of Media Culture symposium is dedicated to the memory of Asya Silaeva, curator, a member of the Association of Art Critics and the International Association of Cultural Managers ORACLE, coordinator of international programs in the MediaArtLab Centre for Art and Culture.

© "MediaArtLab" Centre for Art and Culture, 2012

Mediatheque of the Museum of Screen Culture


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Moscow, 2012, 30 pages.

Design and layout: Nikolay Onishenko
Corporate look of Museum: Vlad Khromenko
Translated by Evgeniya Pavlova, Vera Akulova

Acknowledgments: Marina Loshak, Irina Tolpina, Stephanie Szerlip, Olof van Winden, Dina Karaman, Alexey Umansky, Sergei Ogirya, Svetlana Maybrodskaya, and also cosmos and all who were with us during the last 12 years :)

MediaArtLab Museum of screen culture was opened on Nov.29, 2012 in the Manege Museum. The opening was marked by three events: conference “Mediatheque as a new centre of education, a museum collection and a digital archive” attended by the representatives of international museums and cultural centres; exhibition “Video Holes: I do not know what it is I am”, which included premieres of the works of Jesper Just, duet “Provmyza”, Yang Fudong and Julian Rosefeldt; presentation of the Media Gallery project — a mockup.

The opening became a sort of an acquaintance: the moskup built in the museum does not just present the plan of the future Mediatheque space, but allows those interested to participate in the work through the interaction with the active points of the future museum.One of the working points of the Gallery of movement works in an open access mode. Here the visitors can get acquainted with the retrospective “TRANSITLAND: Video art of Central and Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall /1989-2009/. The Gallery of images invites its viewers to get acquainted with selected works of the two outstanding projects of MediaArtLab: Expanded Cinema and Mobile Cinema. Finally, in the relaxed atmosphere of the Gallery of Feelings our guests can enjoy the newest video art from the most important international festivals. The catalogue is published for the opening of the MediaArtLab Museum of Screen Culture.

Expanded Cinema—II


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Moscow, 2012, 148 pages.

Expanded Cinema—II. The Immersions. Towards the Tactile Cinema

Published by MediaArtLab Centre for Art and Culture for the exhibition "The Immersions. Towards the Tactile Cinema", Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow, June, 23 — August, 19, 2012

With the support of: British Council, Mondriaan Foundation

Idea: Olga Shishko
Editor: Alina Streltsova

Author and compiler: Olga Shishko
Compiled by Asya Silaeva, Alina Streltsova, Elena Rumyantseva

Design: Armen Arutyunian
Layout: Olga Selivanova
Russian proofreading: Victoria Ivanova

International coordinator: Asya Silaeva
Producer of the exhibition project: Elena Rumyantseva

Translated by Alexandra Litvina, Dilshat Harman, Ia Gindia, Kirill Melamud, under the general editorship of Alexandra Litvina

Media Forum would like to thank Konstantin Adzher, Mark Amerika, Valeriy Ayzenberg, Joseph Backstein, Perry Bard, Charim Gallery, Herz Frank, Blanche Grinbaum Salgas, Galina Frolova, Elena Gorbacheva, Natalia Gromakova, John Hanhardt, Boris Debackere, VALIE EXPORT, Chris Hales, Jury Kalendarev, Dina Karaman, Olga Kisseleva, Naum Kleiman, Tom Kohut, Irina Kopel, Alexandra Kuznet- sova, Kent Long, Nam June Paik studios and personally Jon Huffman, Ekaterina Pavlova, Maxim Pavlov, Oleg and Olga Ponomarevy, Roman Putyatin, Kirill Razlogov, Zbigniew Ryb- czynski, Anna Semenova, Konstantin Semin, Vlad Shesha- levich, Irina Shumanova, Pia Tikka, TOTART group, Olessya Turkina,Woody and Steina Vasulka, Peter Weibel.

"Media mentality, media culture, media technology" series edition
Chief editor of the series
Alexei Isaev, Olga Shisko

© "MediaArtLab" Centre for Art and Culture, 2010

The Media Forum is a programme at the Moscow Film Festival which has been created especially to expand the familiar borders of cinema and to show that it can vary not only both in content and artistic construction of the text, but also from the formal point of view, the technology of its making and the viewing situation. The language that Media Forum uses to talk to its audience belongs to both cinematic and artistic principles, enriching them both equally.

The central event of this year’s Media Forum is the Immersions. Towards the Tactile Cinema exhibiton. It consists of several sections each belonging to a certain type of director’s approach to working with screen and viewer. This exposition at the Ekaterina Foundation continues the Expanded Cinema project that started in 2011. Its exhibitions took place at two Moscow locations, the Garage Centre for Contem- porary Art and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and presented the newest works expanding the territory of the cinematic. In 2012 our goal is more fundamental — to trace the process from the classics’ ideas and developments which were at the source of both contemporary cinema and contemporary art, all the way through to contemporary young artists who present their own versions of interactive, non-linear or haptic cinema.

Symposium "Pro&Contra of Media culture 2011"


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Moscow, 2011, 56 pages.

Director of the Symposium “PRO&CONTRA of Media culture” — Olga Shishko

Editor — Alina Ignatova
Design, layout — Olga Selivanova
Translators — Kirill Melamud, Alexandra Litvina, Dilshat Harman, Ed. by Alexandra Litvina

One of the special projects of the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary art, PRO&CONTRA OF MEDIA CULTURE Symposium is organized by MediaArtLab Centre for Art and Culture. This year it's held for the second time and represents special space open for discussions, talks, free interaction of artists, curators, journalists, students and all interested in the most avant-garde and hi-tech contemporary creativity. PRO&CONTRA OF MEDIA CULTURE includes talks by theoreticians and practitioners of media art, PRO&CONTRA OpenCall prize for media art projects, exhibition project, workshops for artists, panels, screenings of worldwide media art festivals and performances of sound artists.

MediaArtLab Centre for Art and Culture and the PRO&CONTRA of Media Culture Symposium wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Irina Prokhorova, Wolf Iro, Thymen Kouwenaar and Simon Mraz for their help in organizing the event.

© "MediaArtLab" Centre for Art and Culture, 2011

Expanded Cinema—I


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Moscow, 2011, 204 pages.

Expanded Cinema. Research Catalogue

Published by MediaArtLab Centre for Art and Culture, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture
With the support of: Goethe Institute in Moscow, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Mondriaan Foundation, Japan Foundation

Idea: Olga Shishko
Editor: Alina Ignatova

Compiled by Olga Shishko, Alina Ignatova, Asya Silaeva, Elena Rumyantseva

Design and layout: Armen Arutyunian
Russian proofreading: Tatiana Loshkareva Prepress: Legein Project Bureau
Printing: Art Guide
ISBN 978-5-905110-07-8

Curator of the exhibition projects: Olga Shishko
Co-curator: Kirill Razlogov
Producer of the exhibition projects: Elena Rumyantseva

Translated by Alexandra Litvina, Dilshat Harman, Asya Pasternak, Kirill Melamud, under the general editorship of Alexandra Litvina

Media Forum would like to thank Ursula Frohne, Trond Lundemo, Peter Weibel, Érik Bullot,
Raymond Bellour, Lev Manovich, Arthur and Marilouise Kroker, Kirill Razlogov and Olesya Turkina.

"Media mentality, media culture, media technology" series edition
Chief editor of the series — Alexey Isaev
, Olga Shisko

© "MediaArtLab" Centre for Art and Culture, 2011

Media Forum at the Moscow International Film Festival has for the last twelve years been responsible for the borderline territory between cinema and contemporary art. According to the theorists and practitioners of the art of moving images it is exactly there that most interesting and promising events in screen culture are happening: multiscreen cinema is evolving, multimedia art works are created in real time mode and with active audience interaction, new strategies of distribution and contextual analysis of video works are developing.

This XII Media Forum presents what is probably the most ambitious project in all of its history — the Expanded Cinema exhibition chosen from the latest and most striking works on the verge of cinema and video art. Each of these works has its own interpretation of the moving images, its own method of working with the time and space of the screen. This research catalogue includes information on the works presented in two parts of the exhibition project — in Moscow Museum of Modern Art and at the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, and also a selection of carefully chosen key articles on the interaction of the two spheres of screen culture. 

Gary Hill: Viewer


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Moscow, 2010, 88 pages.

Gary Hill: Viewer
In the frame of XI Media Forum of 32 Moscow International Film Festival

Olga Shishko — Media Forum art-director
Elena Rumyantseva — Media Forum programme director

Editor — Alina Ignatova
Design, layout — Olga Selivanova
Translators — Iya Gindya, Alexandra Litvina, Dilshat Harman. Ed. by Alexandra Litvina
International project coordinator — Elena Rumyantseva

Media Forum express it's thanks to: Gary Hill Studio (Seattle, USA) and personally Rayne Wilder, GMG Gallery and personally Marina Goncharenko and Alena Valerianova.
The catalogue was published with the generous support from GMG Gallery.

Gary Hill’s place in the pantheon of contemporary video art is attested to by his many awards and exhibitions — a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1995; participation at the Documenta IX in Kassel; solo exhibitions at MOMA in New York; frequent participation at biennales at the Whitney Museum; exhibitions at the Pompidou Centre in Paris; and many other prestigious awards and grants. Gary Hill is one of the pillars who shaped the video-art of today as we know it.

© GMG Gallery, 2010
© "MediaArtLab" Centre for Art and Culture, 2010

Transitland


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Moscow, 2010, 140 pages.

TRANSITLAND: Video art from Central and Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall /1989—2009/
In the frame of XI Media Forum of 32 Moscow International Film Festival

Olga Shishko — Media Forum art-director
Elena Rumyantseva — Media Forum programme director

Editor — Alina Ignatova
Design, layout — Olga Selivanova
Translators — Iya Gindya, Alexandra Litvina, Dilshat Harman. Ed. by Alexandra Litvina
Interior Design — Maria Yablonina

“Transitland: Video Art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989—2009” is a major retrospective devised by the leading contemporary art centers of Germany, Hungary and Bulgaria. A whole series of Media Forum events are dedicated to it: an exhibition in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, lectures and a panel discussion in the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture. The video artists born behind the Iron curtain discuss things that went on in Europe after the fall of the Berlin wall and the destinies of their own countries, many of which have already disappeared from the map.

© Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2010
© "MediaArtLab" Centre for Art and Culture, 2010

XI Media Forum of the 32 Moscow International Film Festival


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Moscow, 2010, 40 pages.

XI Media Forum of the 32 Moscow International Film Festival

Olga Shishko — Media Forum art-director
Elena Rumyantseva — Media Forum programme director

Editor — Alina Ignatova
Design, layout — Olga Selivanova
Translators — Iya Gindya, Alexandra Litvina, Dilshat Harman. Ed. by Alexandra Litvina

Media Forum presents a series of media art parties — an opportunity to see the best works from world famous media festivals Transmediale, PIKSEL, Japan Media Arts Festival and PRIX Ars Electronica in a club atmosphere. Their organizers and curators will present a selection of the best recent festival projects. JODI duo (Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans) who are in fact the pioneers of net.art — i.e art created in the World Wide Web — are coming to Moscow. At the Media Forum opening ceremony the Netherlands duo plans a live club performance Thе Folksomy that will be followed by a 4D SOUND party.

Media Forum express it's thanks to: Japan Media Arts Festival (Tokyo, Japan) and personally Asami Hosokawa, Prix Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria) and personally Bianca Petscher, Transmediale festival (Berlin, Germany) and personally Stephen Kovats, PIKSEL festival (Bergen, Norway) and personally Gisle Frøysland, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Norway and personally Marit Sande, The Royal Netherlands Embassy and personally Thymen Kouwenaar, Gary Hill Studio and personally Rayne Wilder.

© "MediaArtLab" Centre for Art and Culture, 2010

X Media Forum of the 31 Moscow International Film Festival


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Moscow, 2009, 50 pages.

X Media Forum of the 31 Moscow International Film Festival

Olga Shishko — Media Forum art-director
Elena Rumyantseva — Media Forum programme director

Editor — Alina Ignatova
Design, layout — Olga Selivanova 

In 2009 Media Forum — the most uncommon program at the Moscow cinema festival — celebrates 10 years of its existence. It is here that the most avant-garde cinema experiments, unexpected video-art or performative multimedia art (like the last year VJ–show by Peter Greenaway) find place. Media Forum holds it own video works competition, in which the artists from 5 continents and more than 20 countries take part; it has its own lecture program, within which the celebrities give master-classes for Moscow audience, round tables and club events.

Media Forum proves continuously that cinema in fact is a much more wider notion than what we see in auditoriums. It may be interactive and polyscreen, it may create a special space environment, which naturally admits the viewer inside. The films themselves may last days, reminding us about classical picture — and all this is really worth seeing!

© "MediaArtLab" Centre for Art and Culture, 2009

Media Museum


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Moscow, 2008, 132 pages.

Media Museum
The project of autonomous non-profit organisation MediaArtLab Centre for art and culture
Series "History of Media Art"

General partner of the project: Vladimir Potanin Foundation
Technical support: National Centre for Contemporary Art, Institute of New Technologies
Partners: Goethe Institute, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Institute of Media Art Montevideo/Time Based Arts (the Netherlands), Vasulkas archive (USA), ZKM — Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnology (Germany), Centre Georges Pompidou (France),  V2 — Laboratory of Media arts (the Netherlands), NCCA (Moscow).

Texts: Olga Shishko, Konstantin Bokhorov, Alina Ignatova, Elena Rumyantseva

Editor: Alina Ignatova
Design, makeup: Olga Selivanova
3D illustrations: Mikhail Yershov
Translator: Olga Petrova
Proofreading: Tatyana Smirnova

MediaArtLab Centre for art and culture presents its collection of the works of media art, which includes more than 2000 pieces from the earliest cinema and video experiments to the contemporary multimedia installations. The collection of MediaArtLab was formed in 10 years in the context of creating an audiovisual archive of media culture, which was one of the main directions of the work of the centre. The goal was the documentation and museumification of that part of contemporary art, which was connected to the newest technologies: video art, network art, sound art, software art, CD_ROM art and interactive art.

http://www.mediamuseum.ru/

© MediaArtLab Centre for art and culture, 2008

MediaArtLab Bulletin


In order to promote the media culture and contemporary art new technologies "MediaArtLab" Centre for Art and Culture produces an electronic newsletter "Media Culture in Russia and abroad."

Contents of this issue:

  • Media Art and Archives
  • Media Art and the Media (Television, Internet, Radio)
  • Media Art and Education
  • Media Art and museums, galleries
  • Media Art and Theatre
  • Deadlines for artists and curators
  • Book Reviews

Issues: 123456


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Moscow, 2002, 208 pages.

Anthology of Russian Video Art
"Media Art in Russia" Series. Second Edition.
Author of the project, the Chief Editor of the series: Alexey Isaev

With the support of: "Open Society Institute" (Soros Foundation, Moscow), the grant of the President of the Russian Federation, ANO "Internews", National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow

Project team:
Compiled and edited by Aleksei Isayev
Compiled by Olga Shishko, Tatiana Gorucheva, Alexei Isaev, Konstantin Bokhorov, Milena Musina, Andrei Smirnov, Oksana Sarkisyan
Coordinators of the project: Irina Lavrukhina, Antonina Titova
Proofreading: Zinaida Belolutskaya
The video version: Valentin Bugrik

The publication is the first in Russia professional research on the development of video art in Russia. The publication includes texts of the leading critics in video art on the theme of "Video and text", "Video and performance," "Video and TV", "Video and Cinema", "Video and Media", "Video and sound", describing videos, as well as biographies of the authors, a bibliography, a glossary, and a chronicle of selected events in the field of video art.

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Media Forum Catalogues


The annual publication, produced by the "MediaArtLab" Centre for Art and Culture for the opening of the festival "Media Forum" held at the Moscow International Film Festival. Catalogues contain information about the festival, events and shows, the list of participants and the work of the competition and non-competition program.

http://mediaforum.mediaartlab.ru/

Mediatheque


Moscow, 2001

The catalogue includes more than 100 works of the Centre "Montevideo / Time Based Arts" with descriptions and illustrations. A collection of videos presented in the Library of "MediaArtLab" Centre for Art and Culture.


Moscow, 2001

The publication is a compilation of theoretical articles, essays and analytical reviews on the subject of philosophy, ideology and aesthetics of new media-active space — the Internet. Product released by the end of the festival Trash-Art.

http://www.mediaartlab.ru/books/east/

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Symposium "Pro&Contra of Media culture 2000"


Moscow, 2000

Catalogue of Symposium "Pro&Contra" contains information about the events that took place during the symposium, as well as theses of the symposium participants.

http://procontra.mediaartlab.ru/

NewMediaLogia / NewMediaTopia


Moscow, 1994

Edited by Irina Alpatova
Compiled by Olga Shishko
Design concept by Alexey Isaev

The first Russian professional English-Russian publication, which incorporates the theoretical and practical experience of the discussion on the subject of history and development of art of new technologies in Russia. The book includes cultural history studies of 50 leading Western and Russian critics, theorists, philosophers and artists, the historiography and bibliography of video and media art.