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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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regard, it is difficult to find a complete list of already/still open and active galleries: information quickly becomes outdated, and subjective lists of them do not give the most extensive view ...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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Best Russian institutions to study art

You feel like it is not enough reading books, attending lectures and watching movies about art all by yourself? In this case, it is worth thinking about getting a proper education in this area. To my regret, there are very few educational institutions in Russia where art is presented in a modern and high-quality way. A small number of decent institutions has one big disadvantage ...

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