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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Flying Bar, 2017
Installation
total installation, plastic theatre

Flying Bar North-7 is an artistic project at the now abandoned Seamen’s club made in the framework of the Barents Spektakel-2017 in Norway. The club once served as a meeting place for tired Russian seaman but now is the meeting place of festival guests drawn into the abyss of constant artistic arrangements. Guided by a mermaid, visitors will be bewitched by conceptual performances accompanied by multi-language field recordings and ambient smoke all of which bring back the warmth of life to this nostalgic place amongst a seascape.