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Matter & Memory
Curators: Stas Shuripa & Rene Padt

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Art Center Winzavod   3 march 2007 — 1 april 2007

curators

  • Stanislav Shuripa (Moscow, Russia)
  • Renée Padt (Stockholm, Sweden)

project description

The title Matter & Memory refers to the well-known work by Henry Bergson which came into this world at the turn of the 20th century. Today, when art once again encounters key issues of self-reproduction and the reinvention of its own principles under conditions of a sharply changing reality, young artists feel that the future can emerge from the unused possibilities of the past. If there is no better world beyond discourse networks, this does not mean that it is impossible to imagine one on a kind of nano-level: between artistic communities, in the relations of the artist towards their environment, in the simple acts of human communication. Matter & Memory is a step towards network interface that contains personal blogs as well as public forums: activity in a present time and an intense search for what perhaps later will become the future past of the present.
The exhibition Matter & Memory is the result of the interaction of not only artists but also of institutions: of the educational program New Artistic Strategies of the Moscow Institute of the Problems of Contemporary Art and of the research project Education Annex of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, Gothenburg University. In this project more than 20 young artists from various countries are taking part. All are masters level students of art schools and academies, such as the Institute of Problems of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Valand School of Fine Arts, Staedelschule, Frankfurt, The California College of Art in San Francisco and the Norwich School of Art and Design, UK.

artists

  • Igor Bitman (Russia)
  • Conny Blom (Sweden)
  • Nadezhda Bushenova (Russia)
  • Michael Eddy (Germany)
  • Carl-Johan Engberg (Sweden)
  • Jane Frost (UK)
  • Goran Hassanpour (Sweden)
  • Oliver Heinzenberger (Germany)
  • Laura Kuch (Germany)
  • Mari Lagerquist (Sweden)
  • Elena Loukianova (Germany)
  • Anna Orekhova (Russia)
  • Kerstin Persson (Sweden)
  • Maxim Rusakov (Russia)
  • Amy Rose Sampson (USA)
  • Margo Trushina (Russia)
  • Arseny Zhilyaev (Russia)
  • Natalia Zintsova (Russia)

organiser

  • Institute of Problems in Contemporary Art, Moscow
  • Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenburg

supported by

  • The Swedish Research Council
  • Gothenburg University
  • Embassy of Sweden in Russia
In collaboration with Andreas Gedin, Tina Carlsson, Frederik Svensk





A full-length article about the project will be in the catalogue of the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art which is coming out on the 1st March.






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