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.


Martins ghosts 03 Alexey Martins
Ghosts, 2020
wood, acrylic

A series of zoomorphic sculptures “Ghosts” is a reference to current ideas about the ecology of things, casting doubt on the concept of the body as a self-sufficient form. Blurring and destroying the boundaries of the sculptural form, the artist creates the image of a new physicality, which is involved into a dynamic interchange with the outside world.

Everything is interconnected — all objects, bodies and processes imply forces that influence each other. This project performatively shows what impact these connections have on everything, including artistic strategies.