Maxim Ksuta

russian artist, contemporary art, sculpture, installation, photography

Tag: sculpture

My objects from the series – “Exile from Eden” in the film.

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My objects from the series “Exile from Paradise” 2006\2007 in the film “AJI” directed by Anastasia Berezovsky, 2018

New exhibition – At the Fringes

At the Fringes

At the Fringes

At the Fringes

At the Fringes is an exhibition organized by the Department of Research Arts, a center for artistic research projects focused on the Russian territory. This new project shows the life at the fringes and in the border territories of Russia, where fringes are not exclusively state borders but also natural boundaries, land areas, divides and limits of space.

Areas that have been historically considered “remote”, “disconnected,” “isolated,” become especially interesting in today’s society as the means of communication have been organically integrated into the human ecosystem and transformed our perception of space. The fringes are closer than ever now but still remain somewhat distant. These can be spaces well within the country’s landmass as well as border territories.

Cohesiveness of space, in Russia and globally, is not uniform which produces modern forms of geographic inequality. The non-uniformity can be observed as some parts of the country are better known while others remain “uncharted territories”; the project takes this disparity as its starting point.

The exhibition opens with documentary projects where each presents an interpretation of archival or documentary records (photographs, official documents, sketches, field notes, video) covering a fringe region.

A stand-alone part of the project is its “permanent exposition.” It comprises painting and photography that recreate the image of a fringe with varying degrees of visual approximation. Complementing it, there is a library section that offers insights into the history of the Russian space and its landmark social, philosophical and artistic concepts.

In the third part of the exposition, the acoustic experience is just as important as the visual. The audience is immersed into the fringe space through installations and objects.

The project is supported by the Presidential Grants Foundation.

Artists
Evgeniya Buravleva
Sofya Gavrilova
Alexander Gronsky
Maria Gruzdeva
Olga Davydova
ZAPOVEDNIK research group
Elizaveta Konovalova
Taisia Korotkova
Alexey Korsi
Maxim Ksuta
Anton Kuznetsov
Alexander Morozov
Ivan Napreenko
Valeri Nistratov
Sergey Novikov
Nikolay Onischenko
Pavel Otdelnov
Alexander Povzner
Egor Plotnikov
Sergei Prokofiev
Igor Samolet
Maria Safronova
Maxim Sher
Natasha Timofeeeva

“New work” – 23072017

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New work in the Tretyakov Gallery.
Performance 23072017

“With the world on a string”

The project is about communication and relationships.
“With the world on a string”
Dear friends, I ask you to send me the segment of the thread of any length and color.
Thank you.
Location – in a personal message.

Adam Eve (“Out of Eden”, Triumph gallery, Moscow, Russia 2006-2007)

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«Eve» – 25 trancperent acrylic glass layers. Oil solvent print

Adam Eve (“Out of Eden”, Triumph gallery, Moscow, Russia 2006-2007)

Lupa Capitolina – bronze sculpture

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Process is completed…

In the photo my assistant – Sasha.

Production of the bronze sculpture – Lupa Capitolina

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Wax model … … … …

“SREZ” – DOMESTIC SCULPTURE TODAY

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120×100 cm, stainless steel

Special projects of Fifth Moscow Biennale Contemporary Art

The initiator of the project – MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE

Project managers – Zelydkovskaya Anna (Anya Zholud) and Olga Pautova.
The curator of the exhibition – Tanya Scheben

The project participants:
Tatiana Antoshina, Marina Belova and Alexei Politov Peter Belyi, Sergei Vorontsov, Natasha Zintsova, Daria Krotov, Maxim Ksuta, Group Pprofessors (Andrew Lyublinskiy, Maria Zaborovskaya), Alexander Povzner, Nicholas Polissky, Vitaly Pushnitsky, Andrew Rudiev, Roman Sakin, Haim Sokol, Rostan Tavasiev, Olga and Oleg Tatarintsev, Dmitry Tsvetkov, Peter Shvetsov.

All photos … … … …

The exhibition “Wolves and Sheep”

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Special projects of Fifth Moscow Biennale Contemporary Art
Organizers: The State Literature Museum, VP Studio Curator: Vera Pogodina

The exhibition “Wolves and Sheep” – is a joint project by curator Vera Pogodina and the State Literary Museum, code-named “Russian reader.” The project’s idea is pretty simple: all the most important and relevant issues in our contemporary life have been reflected some time ago in the titles of the works of classical Russian literature of the 19th century.

Modern Russian conceptual art is largely related to the literature and text. Thus, participation in this project of artists from the Moscow’s conceptual school is very natural. The State Literary Museum has held exhibitions like “Fathers and Sons”, “Woe from Wit”, “Dead Souls.” Several previous exhibitions such as “War and Peace” were presented in the Moscow’s Central House of Artists (CHA).
This time we decided to focus on works of writer Alexander Ostrovsky (1823-1886), known for his flashy theater plays. Titles of his works – it’s an encyclopedia of aphorisms and quotations:

“Even a Wise Man got enough dumbness”.
“The money is good, but happiness is better.”
“You scratch my back and I scratch yours.”
“Do not sit down in not yours sled.”

We chose the play “Wolves and Sheep”. “Wolves and Sheep”, in our view, is an appropriate title to reflect what is happening in Russia today. There are no positive characters in this play which is very rare for works by Ostrovsky,. All of not so pleasant characters in this play are divided into wolves and sheep. Wolves remain acting as wolves only until there are stronger and meaner wolves arrived to the scene. It is no coincidence that originally this play was called ” Wolf catching a prey but wolf also is a prey “.

As in previous projects, the artists will present their perception of a given topic, and not narrative illustrations of scenes from a theater play of the 19th century.

The exhibition will feature works by more than thirty contemporary Moscow’s artists from different generations and world’s views that will give on opportunity to see a whole spectrum of trends in contemporary Russian art.

“Произведение труда”-N1

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“Произведение труда” – это объект, который может быть интерпретирован  как камертон для  настройки внимания зрителя на определенную эмоциональную волну восприятия без усложняющих процесс понимания философских отсылок и сносок.

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В течение нескольких месяцев автор методично распиливал обычный “ломик-гвоздодер”, который затем отполировал до зеркального блеска и соединил заново.

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В результате этой безыскусной, но энергоемкой работы объект реди-мейд лишился своей основной функции орудия труда, став  “произведением труда”, а заодно и произведением искусства.

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2012-2013

Техника
Сталь, дерево