V–A–C Foundation and M HKA engage in a longer-term collaboration by supporting the work of contemporary Russian artists in a variety of way. V–A–C wants to enhance the presence of leading Russian artists, of different generations, in selected European museum collections. M HKA exhibits and collects works by artists from Russia and other countries of the former USSR. The museum focuses on ‘Eurasia’, thereby contributing to the geographic diversity of collecting and programming.


Haim sokol testimony 3 (c)video still: Haim Sokol
Testimony, 2015
Video , 01:59:05

Testimony imbues material objects with collective historical memory, reflecting simultaneously on the past and the present. The film becomes a new form of memorial or monument in its durational scale. Evolving over two hours, the narrative consists of a series of video performances in which simple manual acts by two protagonists the Angel of History and the Migrant – such as cleaning, washing the floor, or painting a fence – take on an historical dimension. (Rebecca Shatwell)