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German Video Art in the Russian Museum

German Video Art in the Russian Museum
31 august 2016—30 september 2016

The program “German video art in the Russian Museum” is organized in cooperation with Goethe-Institut and “Video-Forum” (Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin). The curators have selected eight pieces of art of video artists from Germany and other countries. 

James Bonk in Matt Blackfinger

1988, 00:11:40, PAL, color, sound, PAL, 4:3

Akiko Hada

(born in Japan, 1961, nowadays lives in Berlin)
 

Akiko Hada the Japanese media artist is famous for her video and animation works, music videos, filming of the art performances and concerts. Her works are full of music and peculiar humor, as for example the video performance «The Fall of a Queen or the Taste of the Fruit to Come», allusion to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

«James Bonk in Matt Blackfinger» is a puppet parody to the third part of Bondiana (Goldfinger, 1964) created with the “Japanese American Toy Theater of London” and composer David Toop.

 Agent 0016, a wind-up clockwork aubergine toy pear is attacked by plastic ninja and murdered by being painted matt black on a beach in the tropics. Agent 0017, a plastic green toy Godzilla is sent on a mission to investigate this murder. Agent 0017 is a real ladies' man, that is, a real Barbie dolls'. He often repeats “My name is Bonk. James Bonk”. “James Bonk” is an incredibly ridiculous parody to spy movies.

September 1 the lecture of Stefan Lutschinger the Associate Lecturer in Digital Publishing and Media at Middlesex University in London will take place in the Marble Palace (in Russian).

 

Exhibitions
Armchairs, chairs and stools in Russian art of the 18th-20th centuries

Armchairs, chairs and stools in Russian art of the 18th-20th centuries

18 august—10 october 2022

This exhibition will introduce viewers to the furniture preserved in the Russian Museum, a collection the public is not very familiar with. It will also open up a new perspective on well-known Russian works of art. What kinds of chairs exist? What are they made of? What do people do while seated? What poses do they adopt? What does an empty chair mean? A synthesis of painting, graphic art, sculpture, applied art, and design, the Russian Museum’s exhibition stimulates ideas on these questions and more.

The Language of Animation in Contemporary Russian Art

The Language of Animation in Contemporary Russian Art

1 july—29 august 2022

The language of animation ever more often is replacing the language of traditional figurative art. The exhibition showcases works by Russian artists from the end of the 20th century to the present day in three independent projects: Mechanicus, Animators, and Man the Circuit.

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