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 School of Active Drawing and Performative Posing, 2018
Performance
performance, documentation, sculpture, live sculpture, graphic objects

A Group of artists founded the School of performative posing and active drawing several years ago not as a studying technique but as a form of new cooperation and communication between artists appeared as practice of active drawing in different conditions and situations. Ideas of the school are based on performative practices of North-7 art group as well as extreme nonacademic methods of sketches after posing model. The word ‘school’ here is taken in multiple quotes as active drawing and performative posing, it is not an institution, a technique or a programme, but a method of creation a unique situation. This method involves searching for different forms of author's drawing (for example, axe-drawing (drawing with an axe), scorcher-drawing, drawing with soil, as well as mechanical drawing, creation of mechanical techniques, machinery for drawing). During the emergence of school several mainline theme-situations for performative setting were developed: ‘model as living sculpture’, ‘model blend in urban space’ and others.