Maxim Ksuta

russian artist, contemporary art, sculpture, installation, photography

Tag: sculpture

Lupa Capitolina – bronze sculpture

Process is completed… On the photo my assistant – Sasha.

Production of the bronze sculpture – Lupa Capitolina


Wax model … … … …



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”


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


“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.


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


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



Сталь, дерево