20 March — 16 May 2015
GRAD's new exhibition ‘Borderlands’ seeks to challenge the line often drawn today between art and social comment, between aesthetics and activism.
From a brick sculpture that recalls the recently redrawn map of the Ukraine to footage of young Moscovites filmed on a mobile phone, the display presents the work of contemporary Russian and Ukranian artists. We have invited artists working in different media to explore whether art made today in their countries can be both politically engaged and have aesthetic value of its own. Zhanna Kadyrova (Kiev) and ZIP collective (Krasnodar) will build their installations on site, while Nikita Shokhov (Moscow) and Evgeny Granilshchikov (Moscow) will present their photo and video works.
Zhanna Kadyrova, Untitled, 2014,
photo from the exhibition 'Through Maidan and Beyond' at Architekturzentrum Wien
(18 November 2014 – 29 November 2014)