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.

2018

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The Mechanical Beetle , 2018
Installation
mixed media

The Mechanical Beetle brings out the problem of installativity idea, redefined from the perspective of Moscow Conceptual School. Unlike soviet experience, for which presence in the commune structure was crucial, Ian Ginsburg’s art exists in a wider social spectrum. For artist, there is no difference between material and digital mediums, therefore, ductile aspects of installation in gallery space shine in dualistic expositional field. Project debates post-soviet capitalistic state in a nonbipolar world. The image of a beetle becomes a link between higher art of the past and new spirit of immaterial production of our time. (Maria Kalinina)