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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
Echo of Expressionism

Echo of Expressionism

23 january—9 march 2020

The exhibition for the first time reconstructs the history of Leningrad Expressionism in the unity and diversity of the ways of the plastic form development. Presented artworks closely converge, but their authors, as a rule, did not intersect in life.

Nikolay Rybakov. Yeniseian Routes

Nikolay Rybakov. Yeniseian Routes

21 november 2019—14 january 2020

The exhibition of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Nikolai Rybakov presents more than 70 works: paintings, graphic works, and enamels.

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