"Not Yet Already" exhibition of works done by the students of BA (Hons) Fine Art programme was included in the Special Projects section of the 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. Nineteen prospective artists turn to video art, installation, photography, painting and performance; the diversity of the presented works emphasizes the importance of individual approaches to contemporary artistic practice.
One of the central approaches to learning in the BHSAD is the dialogue, which is expressed in the projects on display. Students are involved in a dialogue with materials throughout the entire period of work at the studio, and through this process of interacting with images, objects, and sound, an approach to the creation of projects is developed that can be traced in all submitted works.
Curators: John Lavell, Ian Charlesworth
Artists: Anastasia Gorbatova, Alisa Omelyantseva, Alexandra Orlova, Alina Zakharchuk, Daria Fedorova, Daria Mikhailova, Eliza Kreuzberg, Karina Sayfulina, Maria Kiseleva, Maria Romanova, Maria Smirnova, Medina Haji-Ismailova, Oleg Kuznetsov, Polina Fesan, Polina Vasyakina, Sofia Kesidu, Vasilisa Bessarabenko, Valeria Engel, Cheong Ye Chang.
On May 31, a private preview took place behind closed doors. Since June 2, the exposition is available to the general audience.
In June 9 - 30 another exhibition entitled “Contrast | Construct” will be held within the framework of the Biennale.
This project involves the study of three constructs: spirituality, identity and control; each construct is interpreted by two artists. Exhibitors reveal the contrasting aspects of each concept. The variability within each construct is revealed not only conceptually, but also at the level of the meduim.
Thus, Alina Ponomareva in her video installation recontextualizes the scenes depicted in the Sistine Chapel, placing them in domestic settings. Non-figurative paintings of Cheong Ye Chang start a dispute with her by deconstructing the color-related cultural code. Maxim Ivanov and Victoria Romanovich use photography and performance to document the patterns of celebrity identity in the areas that are traditionally opposed to each other: academic and glamorous spheres. Sofia Latysheva controls the space and movement of people in it with the help of metal structures, while automatic drawings by Oleg Kuznetsov start a dialogue with it.
Alina Ponomareva | Cheong Ye Chang
Maxim Ivanov | Victoria Romanovich
Sofia Latysheva | Oleg Kuznetsov