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.


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Blue Puppy. From the series ‘Crème Brulee’, 2017
Sculpture , 173 x 100 x 100 cm
Iron, welding, enamel

The series Crème Brulee consists of sculptures as if tailored, like a puppet, after sewing patterns – although from the brute metal instead of some soft and gentle material. A set of characters is grouped around the leader – a fountain made in the form of a giant ice cream, which like the other figures reveals certain human features. The figures, each representing a strongly marked emotion, look frozen like an army of candy soldiers.