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.

2019

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Model of Nature, Goethe’s Model, 2015
Installation

Model of Nature, Goethe’s model is an installation clashing three strategies of studying nature in one space embodiment.

First strategy is Natural philosophy speculations and visual intuitions rooted in personal artist’s life practices. Second strategy is natural-science epistemology Goethe’s theory, so-called “careful empiricism”. Third strategy is a well-known mathematical interpretation of biological morphology by D’Arcy Thompson.

Despite of huge difference in scale, essence and positions these three approaches of nature investigation pass through test of space, matter, and human experience together.