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Russia 2

January 18 - February 15, 2005
Central House of Artist


January 18 February 15, 2005

Central House of Artist, halls 22-27
(Krymsky Val, 10)

The pre-opening of the M. Guelman Gallery exhibition RUSSIA 2 will take place on January, 18 in the Central House of Artist, Moscow.

The exhibition RUSSIA 2 is the starting point for the cognominal large-scale project, aimed at creating a cultural system, which would be parallel to para-governmental, by gathering creative people on the access-free artistic work-ground. The project unites literary, artistic, performance initiatives in the frame of internet-portal, exhibitions, literary digests, artistic actions...

The RUSSIA 2 project, which is the cornerstone of the starting project, shows 30 renowned contemporary Russian artists exploring the subject of the other Russia lying beyond the scope of the para-governmental, officious culture. Practically all the works presented at the exhibition have been created specially for the Russia 2 exhibition and havent been shown before.

The exhibition is in the Special projects programme of the I Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.

Participants of the exhibition:
AES group, Alimpiev, Belyi, Bratkov, Brodsky, Bystrov, Vinogradov&Dubossarsky, Gutov, Kallima, Koldobskaya, Koshlyakov, Kosolapov, Kulik, Liberman, Litvin, Mamsikov, Nemirov, Icing Over Architects group, Avdey Ter-Oganjan, Ostretsov, Ostengruppe and Horovsky, PG group,
the Blue Noses group, the Blue Soup group, Fillipov, Tsagolov, Chahal, Chernyshev, Shabelnikov

The five halls housing the exhibition will be transformed into stages for performances by Dmitry Prigov (with Sergey Letov and Sergey Zagnij), German Vinogradov, Masters of the OsumBez (Gone Mad Crazies) Partnership. A show of the socio-political video programme of the Blue Noses group, a series of poet readings, a presentation of the publishing house Ultra.Culture and the II Guitar Festival will also take place.

The exhibition Russia 2 will take place in the Central House of Artist January 18 February 15, 2005
The project Russia 2 will continue beyond this date.


M. Guelman Gallery is grateful to the Sony Corporation for kindly provided equipment
Informational support Gazeta newspaper

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