MOSCOW CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE
RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS
MOSCOW MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
FREE WORKSHOPS SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY ART
As part of the «Young Lions» Project
New Message: Unimaginable sensations, 2015, alkyd enamel, 163 × 120 × 28 cm
New Message: Bad connection, 2015, alkyd enamel, 163 × 120 × 18 cm
New Message: Original dreamer, 2015, wood, alkyd enamel, 163 × 120 × 37 cm
New Message: No new messages, 2015, alkyd enamel, 163 × 120 × 36 cm
Date: February 28 — March 26, 2017
Venue: MMOMA, 10 Gogolevsky Boulevard, Moscow
Curator: Sofia Kovaleva
Curator of the program for the support of young art at MMOMA: Daria Kamyshnikova
«Young Lions» program coordinator: Marina Bobyleva
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Triumph Gallery are proud to announce a solo exhibition of audio-visual sculptures by Pavel Kiselev ’New Message’. The exhibition is part of MMOMA and Triumph Gallery program for the support of young art «Young Lions» series of exhibitions.
Pavel Kiselev creates multidimensional works that exist on the verge between painting and sculpture. The artist collects internet, video, newspapers images and sounds, that he then uses in his works.
In the ’New Message’ series Pavel Kiselev turns to the idea of interpreting information in conditions of its constant generation, both in virtual and physical realms. Masses of visual, auditory, text-based and tactile data is accumulated, stored and constantly accessible. The artist filters and transform this data, reinterpreting it in every individual work.
Each of the six sculptures exhibited develops different aspects of this theme, utilizing different creative approaches but retaining one artistic technique. For ‘The witness’ piece Pavel Kiselev uses newspaper clippings, which are pieced together into a textual abstraction, where text and form interlink, shifting places depending on the linguistic medium the viewer most associates with. In ‘No new messages’ the artist visualizes informational noise as a type of mass structure drawing us into the unknown.
Born in Moscow in 1984. Graduated from Fine Art faculties at the Institute of Contemporary Art Moscow and the British Higher School of Design. Pavel Kiselev was a nominee for the Strabag ArtAward International.
— «Random Dialogues», Triumph Gallery, Moscow.
— «Nostalgic future», H’art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
— «Symbol Art Park», parallel program of the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow;
— «Unofficial Language», CCA WINZAVOD, parallel program of the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow
— «Rhetorical Materialism», CCA, Beijing, China;
— «A Victory Over Nothingness», Intelligentsia gallery, Beijing, China;
— Doma Art festival, Vivacom Art Hall, Sofia, Bulgary;
— «Sale» project, Cambridge, UK;
— Triumph gallery at Vienna Fair, Vienna, Austria
— «Inner Geography», group exhibition, Random gallery, Moscow;
— «Meeting the unknown», Central House of artists, Moscow
— V_Museum Platform Moscow, Berliner festspiele, Berlin