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Aernout Mik. Territorium (An exhibition held in the context of [PRO]SMOTR Festival of Video Art) (The Ludwig Museum in the Russian Museum)

19 november 2003—18 january 2004
Video-installations created by the Dutch artist Aernout Mik are always related to architecture of show-rooms. He has demolished the idea of obligatory "dark room", which was a must at video-exhibitions, and whose aim was to concentrate viewers' attention on the screen. He includes his works into interiors of galleries and museums. Video-installation "Territorium" consists of two screens built into a special architectural construction. People on the screens seem to be doing something strange: they are moving in some ecstatic "dance", which endlessly repeats itself; and they are in some foam up to the waist. All the characters on both screens are as tall as ordinary people, so that a viewer standing between the two projections automatically feels as a participant of the action. Practically all Mik's works are silent. Absence of sound lets the author, as he puts it, easier insert video-images into any environment. Besides, silence helps viewers concentrate on details of a picture, makes it more significant. Silent video-projections, showing strange mechanical behaviour of a human crowd, have hypnotic effect.
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Landscape in Sculpture. Sculpture in Landscape

Landscape in Sculpture. Sculpture in Landscape

29 july—30 september 2021

The exposition brings together about 130 works from the collection of the Russian Museum and private collections. Along with sculptural works and samples of numismatics, the exhibition presents paintings dedicated to the depiction of sculpture in a landscape.

Aidan Salakhova. From the New Saints Series.

Aidan Salakhova. From the New Saints Series.

24 june—25 october 2021

Aidan Salakhova is a famous Russian painter and sculptor, pedagogue, recent active gallery owner and public figure. Her career in recent years has been marked by sharp turns and a decisive change in artistic reference points, which did not prevent Aidan Salakhova from constantly remaining in the center of attention of both Moscow and the entire world creative audience.

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