THE RUSSAIN RED PROJECT IN POZNAN
The Russian Red exhibition project by Yury Vassiliev was presented in the [ON] gallery in Poznan (Poland) on the 17th of April 2009. The exhibition was organized by the Kaliningrad Branch of NCCA and the Poznan Academy of Fine Arts. Project curator – Evgeny Umansky. Co-curators – Agata Rogoś and Krzysztof Łukomski (the OBScurators association).
The audience got an opportunity to see the videos made by the author during 2002-2008, such as «Mom» (2002), «Our Father» (2005), «Narcississt» (2005), «Russian Red Supremus» (2008), «Russian Red White» (2008) in the framework of a total video installation in a gallery space.
On the 16th of April, the day before the Russian Red exhibition opening, Yury Vassiliev and Evgeny Umansky held a thematic discussion with Polish artists and art critics on contemporary Russian art. The topic of the round table was «It’s neither here nor there. But it is Russia. The Russian spirit in contemporary art». During the discussion Evgeny Umansky and Yury Vassiliev gave a general overview of the activities of the Kaliningrad Branch of NCCA and demonstrated an architectural project of the centre’s future residence – the Kronprinz Tower, the ways contemporary artists treat the space in the context of KB NCCA’s international project «Tower Kronprinz: Second Advent“. They also showed the Polish participants of the round-table the video works of Kaliningrad artists and Russian contemporary art presented in the framework of the trans-Russian art project “9000 km».
Galeria[ON]Gallery (Poland, Poznań, ul. Fredry 7)