Author of the project: Olga Shishko
Curators of the thematic blocks:
First semester: April to June 2014
Second semester: September to December 2014
Venue: Central exhibition hall Manege
Coordinators: Anna Buali, Julia Grachikova, Elena Klabukova, Olga Lukyanova, Elena Rumyantseva.
The ability to change, mutate and combine is the specific characteristic of the XXth century art. The world is changing at a constantly growing pace and art develops even faster at times. It seems as if not only spectators but also professionals not always can follow the emergence of art’s new forms. As of now, digital media stopped simply representing reality, instead they generate reality on their own, and create new relationships between artists, their toolkits and spectators.
The tendency for continuous change had begun with the experiments of various avant-garde artists and artistic movements in the early XXth century. Those ideas gain new meanings in our time. Tatlin, Malevich, Kruchenykh, Rodchenko, and other representatives of the Russian Avant-Garde inspire fresh ideas in the new technological reality. Breaking of borders, combination of different forms of arts, and utopian dreams of thoroughly new artistic practices determine the program of the “Projections of the Avant-Garde” educational cycle.
Organizer: MEA Manege
Co-organizer: Centre for Art and Culture MediaArtLab