NATASHA TIMOFEEVA AND ALEXANDER MINCHENKO
UNTITLED: 10 GOGOLEVSKY
Date: December 6, 2017 — January 8, 2018
Venue: MMOMA. 10 Gogolevsky Boulevard
Curator: Marina Bobyleva
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art in partnership with the Triumph Gallery presents the project of Natasha Timofeeva and Alexander Minchenko «Untitled. 10 Gogolevsky» created in the «site-specific» genre. The exhibition is being held within the MMOMA Program for support to young art and the Young Lions project.
The reconstruction of streets, increase in the housing stock of Moscow and joining of new territories to the city have become an everyday landscape for its residents. In the conditions of radical urban policy there is a vast public opinion about the need to preserve the historical center and buildings of the city of Moscow. Taking into account these developments the artist Natasha Timofeeva refers to the architecture of the MMOMA building.
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 10 Gogolevsky Boulevard, is located in the former estate of the Naryshkins where the exhibition hall (previously used as a kitchen) contains arches and numerous niches and recesses. Now this space with a white painted ceiling and walls has become an exhibition platform. In her installation Timofeeva offers the viewer to focus on the peculiar features of this place emphasizing its interior and special architecture. The multi-channel sound sculpture created for the exhibition by Alexander Minchenko together with the installation of Timofeeva form a dense and at the same time unstable environment of spaces of the transition period risking to turn out to be memories in archival photographs.
Natasha Timofeeva — artist, co-organizer of «Electrozavod» Gallery (2012-2017); a graduate of the Russian State University for the Humanities, Institute of Contemporary Art and MMOMA School of Contemporary Art «Free Workshops». She lives and works in Moscow.
Alexander Minchenko — artist, participant of the sound group «G5-54» and Derive TV Service for Video Translations; a graduate of the Institute of Contemporary Art and BVSHD. He lives and works in Moscow and Vinnitsa (Ukraine).
About the MMOMA School of Contemporary Art «Free Workshops»
The School of Contemporary Art ‘Free Workshops" is an educational center of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art for young artists and curators working in contemporary art. The School was set up in 1992 by a group of artists and art historians. Students of the School have an opportunity to study theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary art under eminent lecturers, distinguished figures of culture, philosophers and theorists of contemporary art. The Museum and the School offer their support to young artists at different stages of their artistic career through the organization of group exhibition projects (annual exhibitions of young art «Workshop»), solo shows (Program of support to young art «Debut», program «The First Floor»), as well as the acquisition of their works for the MMOMA collection.
About the Triumph Gallery
The Triumph Gallery was set up by Emelian Zakharov and Dmitry Khankin in 2006. The Gallery works with distinguished Russian and international artists and support young art.
In addition to projects in its own space the Triumph Gallery curates major exhibitions in Russia and other countries and provides support to young art. In 2013-2015 in partnership with the Museum and Exhibition Association «Manezh» and «MediaArtLab» Center of Culture the Gallery organized exhibitions of media artists within the projects «Big Hopes» and «Fathers and Sons». In 2013 the Gallery established an interdisciplinary research and art project «Department of Research Arts». Since 2015 the Gallery has been holding exhibitions within the Young Lion project in cooperation with the MMOMA.
In 2015 the Triumph Gallery presented solo shows AES+F and Recycle Group as part of the side program of the 56th Biennale of Contemporary Art in Venice.
About the Young Lion Project
The Young Lion is a program of the Triumph Gallery for support to contemporary art. The program presents artists who are well-known to the public, participated in major exhibitions and are winners and nominees for art prizes. The artists involved in the project will offer their premiere solo projects to be exhibited in major Moscow museums.
The participants of the Young Lions exhibition program: Evgeny Granilshikov, Antonina Baever, Crocodile Power, Maria Safronova, Vladimir Potapov. In 2017 MMOMA will show exhibitions of Pavel Kiselev, Sophia Gavrilova and Natalia Timofeeva.