10 gestures: Dasha Demekhina and Katya Ganushina

Daria Demekhina is a performance researcher and curator. Katya Ganyushina is an editor at roomfor.ru, lecturer, artist. Together in 2018, they created the lecture-performance “10 gestures” on the history of performance. I met them in December, 2019 at VFTM in Moscow. At this lecture you choose the role: an observer or a participant. Being a participant, you have the opportunity to get into the body ...

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Art Muse 1/2020

In July 2019, I visited the Crimea region (Russia) and accidentally met and even made friends with representatives of the local art environment: artists, researchers, curators. Despite the difficult political situation on the peninsula, Irina Pivkina and Artem Shubin are doing everything in their power to raise the level of art in the region and make the region noticeable in art sphere. This year they ...

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The Third Meaning by Roland Barthes

This miniature book from the “Minima” series published by Ad Marginem consists of three essays by the French semiotic philosopher Roland Barthes: “The Photographic Message”, “The Rhetoric of the Image” and “The Third Meaning”.

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Contemporary art galleries in Moscow

Compared to St. Petersburg, Moscow is the richer for contemporary art spaces. In addition to museums and other spaces, there are more than twenty contemporary art galleries in the capital of Russia. In this regard, it is difficult to find a complete list of already/still open and active galleries: information quickly becomes outdated, and subjective lists of them do not give the most extensive view ...

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Why Art cannot be taught

The book is a reflection of the American art historian, art critic and Professor of the Art Institute of Chicago James Elkins about whether it is possible to teach art, what problems exist in teaching and learning art, and most importantly — what can be changed for the better.

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