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.


Motherland 5 c)Sasha Pirogova
Motherland, 2016
Video , 00:09:00
1-channel video, sound

Motherland rises beyond the typical perception of ideologically burdened monuments such as those from the Soviet era. It aims at discovering a human story, understanding the personal behind the absolute and releasing the tension between our past and present. The video was filmed at the Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park, Berlin.