'Follow the Rainbow', Group Show Curated by TZVETNIK at ISSMAG, Moscow

Find a crockpot of butter
And eat it
Look around
Go into the woods
Go back
Dig up treasure
Ponder
Witness a bean tree growing
And a rainbow on the rear glass frame
Smile
Become upset
Grow a bean tree
And pretend like nothing happened

On December, 22 ISSMAG gallery opens a series of exhibitions curated by TZVETNIK (Vitaly Bezpalov, Natalya Serkova). With this exhibition series, TZVETNIK begins its exploration of the emergent environment of promising young Russian-speaking artists, many of whom are just beginning their careers. The curators set themselves the task of discovering new names in Russian contemporary art, showing young artists who are often not yet fully represented on the art scene and creating a discourse in the Russian art environment with connections to current trends in art. The roster of artists for this exhibition season was formed as a result of an open call which the curators, together with ISSMAG, announced in the fall of 2020. The shortlisted artists work across a variety of themes and genres, yet, in the curators' perception, they share an interest in the latest formal and conceptual approaches to art, synchronicity with global trends and a desire to experiment.
22.12.20 — 15.1.21

Alina Brovina, Yaroslav Levitsky, Kristina Matveeva, Sasha Nesterkina, Yuri Otinov, Andrey Pokrovsky, and Sveta Tsepkalo

Photo by Kristina Matveeva / Processing by Ilya Smirnov




Installation view
Yuri Otinov, Preparat No0002, 2020, cardboard, polyvinyl acetate, tempera paint, food coloring, 20х18х4 cm.
Yuri Otinov, Preparat No0002, 2020, cardboard, polyvinyl acetate, tempera paint, food coloring, 20х18х4 cm.
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Alina Brovina, Crushing on You (detail), 2020,
Gas concrete, bag, earth, plantain, withered goldenrod, 192х25х30 сm.
Kristina Matveeva, 4SESSIONS, 2020, video, 00:04:00 min.
Installation view.
Alina Brovina, Connector I, 2020, 450 cm. cable, mounting foam, cellulose foam, tone cream, silicone, electric three-core cable, 40x35x35 cm.
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Yaroslav Levitsky, Untitled, 2020, digital print, 15х20 cm.
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Sveta Tsepkalo, Untitled, 2020, glazed ceramics, 17x17x29 cm.
Sveta Tsepkalo, Untitled, 2020, glazed ceramics, 17x17x29 cm.
Sveta Tsepkalo, Untitled, 2020, glazed ceramics, 17x17x29 cm.
Installation view
Andrey Pokrovsky, TRATOPOBOBOLI, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 50x50 cm.
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Sasha Nesterkina, Untitled (detail), 2019, Clay, wood, tourmaline, 45x14x7 cm.
Sasha Nesterkina, Untitled (detail), 2019, Clay, wood, tourmaline, 45x14x7 cm.
Sasha Nesterkina, Untitled (detail), 2019, Clay, wood, tourmaline, 45x14x7 cm.