Maxim Ksuta

russian artist, contemporary art, sculpture, installation, photography

Category: graphics

“Intertext”. Group exhibition

The group project “Intertext” explores the question of text and image interpenetration.

The exhibition brings together both Moscow conceptualists (Dmitriy Prigov, Yuri Albert, Andrey Filippov) and contemporary european and russian artists working within the raised problematics.

Some artists, such as Leonid Tishkov, Nikita Alexeev, Victor Umnov, and Babi Badalov, can be equally considered writers, since their visual images complement their textual creatures.

Contemporary text in the form of digital or figure poetry is often created using computer technologies. Generating an image by various digital codes, the media poets and video artists Natalia Fedorova, Anna Tolkacheva, and Charles Sandison partially delegate their role to the machine.

A part of the exhibition, presented by works of Tania Mouraud, Victor Panov, Maxim Ksuta, EvgeniyDobrovinskiy and Ilya Grishaev, is dedicated to the symbolic image as a graphic element, automatic writing and calligraphic practice. Not only the signs, but also the gaps between them, the intentional concealment or understatement become a means of artistic expression.

Such artists as Semen Motolyanets, Georgyi Ostretsov, and Valery Chtak use texts as slogans, tags or symbols associated with popular culture, politics and social intercourse. The text slogans mark the very nature of social communication, based on the same sign system.

Each text, featured at the exhibition, is not a separate statement, but only a fragment of the universe verbal-textual structure. The texts, presented by the artists in various forms, don’t always require reading; very often they just serve a reminder or a link to the other texts outside the exhibition space. The exposition does not imply an immediate and consistent reading; it rather serves a starting point for numerous narrations. Intertextuality becomes not just a research vector, but the practice itself.

Participants: Nikita Alexeev, Uriy Albert, Nadezhda Anfalova, Babi Badalov, Evgeniy Dobrovinskiy, Ilyia Grishaev, Ludmila Konsatntinova,  Olya Kroytor, Maxim Ksuta, Georgiy Litichevsky, Semen Motolianets, Denis Patrakeev, Sergei Pakhomov, Dmitriy Prigov,  Tania Mouraud, Georgyi Ostretsov, Charles Sandison, Marina Smorodinova, Leonid Tishkov, Anna Tolkacheva, Andrey Filippov, Alexandr Tsikarishvili, Victor Umnov, Natalia Fedorova, Dmitriy Shagin, Kristina Yatkovskaya.

Curator of the exhibition — Elizaveta Shagina.

Monumentalgraphics

2011

Work on the bugs.

10_958 Mosaic03 9_168 Mosaic

embrace the boundless

embrace the boundlessembrace the boundless

Impossible picture of the night sky
160х160 см

“The new nothing”

"The new nothing"

New series – “Polaroid Dreams”

Polaroid-II

China ink on Polaroid 2014

 

Polaroid-I

China ink on Polaroid 2014

 

China ink on Polaroid 2014

 

Polaroid-IV

China ink on Polaroid 2014

Horizon

Horizon

Whitey album … … … …

СONTEMPORARY DRAWING (Marble Palace)

The general aim of the exhibition is to present the specifics of functioning of drawing in contemporary Russian art. The basic section on the show brings together the works of the 1990-2000’s but also there are presented the earlier materials connected mostly with conceptualism of Soviet time. The exposition presents the different ways of actualization of art of drawing and its technique side. Nowadays the drawing is not linked only with the pencil and paper and deviates from norm – it conquers new territories and tests new untraditional materials. It also  breaks the narrow frameworks of this view of art and like such new media as photography and video become one of universal languages in contemporary culture.

The exposition presents the following views of actual drawing:

  • Traditional drawing connected with new forms, expressive means and situations, manipulation with expressive means of academic study drawing, enlargement to the dimension of canvas, including in the installations.
  • Conceptual drawing including the period of creation of this trend (Medical Germenevtika Inspection project, D.Prigov, D.Alekseyev).
  • Postconceptual drawing as the reaction on the virtual reality (I.Razumov, J.Zastava, M.Sha).
  • Expansion of drawing on the territory of photograph and active intercommunication with this view of art (M.Ksuta, E.Gor, G.Majophis, V.Mamyshev-Monro).
  • So-called Another drawing, where the pencil and quill are substituted with acetylene welding outfit, laser and point, line – with metal cane, wire, needles and cottons, and sheet of paper – with wall or real space (D.Gutov, T.Ahmetgalieva, M.Arendt).
  • Drawing that uses the traditions of comic strip (J. Alexandrov, G.Litichevsky).
  • Contemporary so-called Societal drawing – reportages from meetings and judge sessions, graffiti (V.Lomasko, V.Salnikov, Pasha 183).
  • Drawing on alien surfaces (human body) (Tanatos Banionis, ESCAPE program, V.Aizenberg)
  • Drawing, video and computer: forms of intercommunication (D.Ter-Oganjan, V.Pushnitsky).        

 The exhibition is supported by Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation

Via … … … …

“The Decline of Europe”

“The Decline of Europe”

Pen, ink, paper, 140x100cm

“Phantom-III” Pen, ink, paper, 140×100 cm

Phantom-III (detail)

detail

Pen, ink, paper, 100x60cm

“Phantom-I” Pen, ink, paper, 100×60 cm

Phantom-I (detail)

detail

Pen, ink, paper, 140x100cm

“Phantom-II” Pen, ink, paper, 140×100 cm

Phantom-II (detail)

detail

Series – “The Decline of Europe” is made based on engravings 17-18 ages.