On Thursday 9 May, more than 150-people attended RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL, a Round Table, a Site-specific installation and a Cocktail Reception dedicated to contemporary Russian art in a global and national context, at the Ca’ Dolphin hall of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The event was hosted by: Cosmoscow International Art Fair, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) and ROSIZO-NCCA. The round table discussion featured Margarita Pushkina, Founding Director of Cosmoscow art fair and the Cosmoscow Foundation; Alisa Prudnikova, Commissioner of the NEMOSKVA Project and Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art; Vasili Tsereteli, Executive Director of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art; Xiaoyu Weng, Curator of the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art; Simon Rees, Art Director of Cosmoscow art fair; and Stanislav Kasparov, Director of the Business support division for regional operations, of SIBUR. The discussion was moderated by Richard Wallis, Editor-in-chief of Russian Art Focus; and was kindly supported by The Vladimir Potanin Foundation and SIBUR.
The event wouldn’t have been the same without kind support of Illy and Simple Wine.
The event also featured the first showing of the installation Cocktail Reception Gone Wild by Voronezh-based artist Ivan Gorshkov, an artistic rethinking of a cocktail reception as a social form transformed into a kinetic sculpture. Crude, creepy and sometimes monstrous, rude and cute, funny and ridiculous like circus monsters – the characters and images incorporated in the installation attracted and repelled the public at the same time, leaving no one indifferent. MMOMA is staging a solo-exhibition by Ivan Gorshkov’s exhibition later this summer.