Konstantin Grebnev, Daniil Antropov.
Константин Гребнев. Видео, 1:38 мин, 2018
Константин Гребнев. Видео, 1:38 мин, 2018
Даниил Антропов. Керамика, стекло, 2018
Даниил Антропов. Керамика, 2018
Даниил Антропов, Керамика, 2018
Date: MAY 15 — JUNE 23, 2019
Venue: MMOMA, GOGOLEVSKY BOULEVARD 10
Curator of the MMOMA Program for Support to Young Artists: Daria Kamyshnikova
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Free Workshops School of Contemporary Art present an exhibition by Konstantin Grebnev and Daniil Antropov titled «Devoid Forms». The exhibition brings together two artists, conceptually close but working in different media —Konstantin Grebnev’s tools include video and photography and Daniil Antropov specialises in ceramics. In this exhibition the artists offer their view on contemporary man’s mindset shaped by the post-industrial crisis. The exhibition is held as part of the MMOMA Program for Support to Young Artists.
Technological progress and globalization have provided society with unlimited opportunities for communication and travelling, thus broadening people’s outlook on life. However, modern viewers are forced to constantly adapt to changes brought by rapid development of science and technology, facing the increasing pressure of information overload.
These changes in human perception have led Daniil Antropov to change the way he works with the traditional medium of ceramics. In his pieces, the artist combines contemporary materials with traditional ones, using their unusual properties. In an attempt to visualize chaos as the major feature of modernity, Antropov explores alternative methods of the shaping of organisms, at the same time pushing the boundaries of ceramics. Using construction mesh and rods, Antropov creates asymmetrical shapes and textures, which contain both soft and solid parts.
Taking as a starting point his interpretation of human perception and its connection with environment, Konstantin Grebnev sees photography, video and 3D scanning as both the expressive means and the subjects of his study. The artist explores the use of modern technologies for other then their intended purpose, deliberate errors in computer algorithms and visual distortions.
The exhibition «Devoid Forms» is designed as a dialogue between two artists working with contemporary and traditional media and includes video and photo works created using 3D scans, as well as sculptures produced in traditional technique but with modern materials.
«Devoid Forms» will be accompanied with exhibition tours and talks with the artists. For further information please visit our website: mmoma.ru.
Konstantin Grebnev is an artist who works with contemporary media. He was born in1983 in the town of Kotelnich, Kirov Oblast. He lives and works in Moscow. Grebnev graduated from the Moscow University for the Humanities, faculty of Design and Stage Direction (2008), the Photography Department of the British Higher School of Art and Design (2012) and the Free Workshops School of Contemporary Art at MMOMA (2017). Konstantin Grebnev participated in exhibitions of the State Museum of Oriental Art, «Tsaritsyno» Museum, parallel programs of the Biennale for Young Art (2014, 2016). Grebnev’s solo exhibitions include «Jomolungma Syndrom» (2018, CCI Fabrika, Moscow) and «Air (Fukuoka scapes)» (2016, Kura Studio Gallery, Fukuoka) among others. His group exhibitions include «Future Unhuman» (2018, QuartaRiata Residency of Arts & Technology, St.Petersburg), «Culture of future. Laboratory» (2018, MISP, St.Petersburg), III International Biennale of Digital Art «The Wrong» (2018). Konstantin Grebnev is the recipient of the Tokyo International Photo Awards Prize (2018), a nominee of the 11th International Color Photography Awards (2018), the recipient of the Fifth Annual Award «See Me» (2015, Louvre, Paris).
Daniil Antropov is an artist specialising in ceramics. Daniil Antropov was born in Vladivostok in 1991. He lives and works in Moscow. Antropov graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the Far Eastern State Institute of Arts (2013, Vladivostok, Russia) and from the MMOMA Free Workshops School of Contemporary Art (2018). His internships include Kakurezaki Ryuichi (2011, Azumino, Japan), Yoshita Yukio (
2012, Matsumoto, Japan), Kako Katsumi (2012, Nagasaki, Japan). He participated in group exhibitions such as Vladivostok Biennale of Visual Arts (2009, Arseniev State Museum, Vladivostok, Russia), Tokyo Designers Week (2010,Tokyo, Japan), «Decorative Spirit»
(2012, Changjiang, China), «Clay» (2017, Icheon, South Korea), «At Valera’s Cube» (2019, Moscow, Russia).
FREE WORKSHOPS SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY ART
The Free Workshops School of Contemporary Art is an educational platform for young artists and curators working in the field of contemporary art. The school was set up by a group of artists and art historians as part of the Museum in 1992. The school’s students study theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary art under eminent lecturers, distinguished figures of culture, philosophers and theorists of contemporary art. The school offers its support to young artists at different stages of their artistic career through organizing group and solo exhibitions and acquiring their works for the museum’s collection.