• Yuri Albert
  • Nikita Alexeev
  • Yuri Avvakumov
  • Konstantin Batynkov
  • Alexei Politov and Marina Belova
  • Alexander Brodsky
  • Alexei Buldakov
  • Olga Chernysheva
  • Vladimir Dubossarsky & Alexander Vinogradov
  • Andrei Filippov
  • Dmitri Gutov
  • AES+F Group
  • Alexei Kostroma
  • Julia Milner
  • MishMash project (Misha Leikin & Masha Sumnina)
  • Andrei Molodkin
  • Nikolai Polissky
  • Alexander Ponomarev
  • Sergei Shutov
  • Haim Sokol
  • Vladimir Tarasov
  • Rostan Tavasiev
  • Leonid Tishkov
From the series “Poetry of Things”. 2004
paper, color pencil
70 x 100 cm 
Courtesy of the artist, GMG Gallery 

On the image:
ONLY THE WHITE PILLAR CAN BE HIGHER THAN THAT
KIDS ARE SMILING
KAZBEK CIGARETTES PACK REFIGURED BY ANDREI FILIPPOV

From the series “Poetry of Things”. 2004
paper, color pencil
70 x 100 cm
Courtesy of the artist, GMG Gallery

On the image:
ONLY THE WHITE PILLAR CAN BE HIGHER THAN THAT
KIDS ARE SMILING
KAZBEK CIGARETTES PACK REFIGURED BY ANDREI FILIPPOV

Nikita Alexeev

About works

In 1975 I created a series of works called “Poetry of Things”. I was strongly influenced by Andrei Monastyrsky, who had recently gone from writing texts to producing objects. For example, his “Heap”. Everyone who visited him left some small thing on a special shelf. As the heap on the shelf grew, Andrei kept a careful record of how it was “fed”. My “Poetry of Things” consisted of a dozen or so (I don’t remember exactly) coloured “fakes” made of fibreboard: a bag full of oranges, kefir bottle, book, heap of trash etc. In 2004 I received a 3-month grant from the Joseph Brodsky Foundation at the American Academy in Rome, which was a surprise for me. When leaving for Rome, I took with me a women's red shoe-box full of various items which for some reason were significant to me. In Rome, until noon I drew the objects I had brought from Moscow and also a few things found in Italy. After that I wandered through the city streets till late at night. It was a marvellous time.
The red box and its contents returned to Moscow with me. In the last few years many of the objects from the box got lost, as I’m not very good at keeping things. But the drawings are still with me. I don’t know what will happen to them in future. Probably they too will disappear. What will I have left? For me – my personal myths about them. For others – no idea. But any mythology is misty.

Nikita Alexeev

Bio

Nikita Alexeev
1953 born in Moscow
1976 graduated from Moscow Polygraphic Institute
Lives and works in Moscow.

Selected Personal Exhibitions:
2008 There Is. There Isn’t. There Is. GMG Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2007 54 Winters. 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Other Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
Screens. The Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, Russia
2006 Black Towels For Karachokheli. Е.К.ArtBureau, Moscow, Russia
2005 12 from Golzheim (with Ignat Daniltsev). Museum “Moscow House of Photography”, Moscow, Russia
2004 Final Cut. Е.К.ArtBureau, Moscow, Russia
2003 Death Drawings. Any Breath Glorifies the God. Lisa P. Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1993 Weight and Tenderness. L Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Two Moons. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1992–1993 Palais de l`arbre balai. La Base Centre d`Art Contemporain, Levallois-Perret, France
1992 Cruciform Songs. L Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1989 Liebe und Tod des Nikita Alexeev. Galerie Roesinger, Cologne, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2007 Artist’s Diary. 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. The Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
The Woes of Wit. 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. State Literature Museum, Moscow, Russia
Heterotopias. 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Salonika, Greece
2006 Warning: Glass. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
Accomplices. Collective and Interactive Art in Russian Art 1960-2000's. 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
A Second Sight. International Biennale of Contemporary Art. The National Gallery Veletržní Palác, Prague, Czech Republic
2003–2004 Moskuer Conceptualizmus. Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Germany
2003 Neue Ansaetze. Zeitgenoessische Kunst aus Moskau. Kunsthalle, Dusselforf, Germany
2000 Red Square – White Tower. Volgo Balt freighter, Salonika, Greece
Samizdat. Alternative Kultur in Zentral – und Osteuropa: Die 60er bis 80-er Jahre. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
1999 Artist's Book. 1970–1990's. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
1998–2001 Praeprintium: Moskauer Buecher aus dem Samizdat. Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Museum für literatur am Oberrhein, Karlsruhe, Germany
1997 Mystical Correct. Hohenthal und Bergen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
1996 Fluxus: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Story Without Boundaries. The Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
1995 Kunst im verborgenen. Nonkonformisten Russland 1957-1995. Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Documenta-Halle, Kassel, Staatliches Lindenau Museum, Altenburg, Germany
Kraeftmesse. Eine Ausstellung ost-oestlicher Positionen innerhalb der westlichen Welt. Künstlerwerkstatt, Munich, Germany
1994 II Cetinjski Biennale. Cetine, Montenegro
1992 a Mosca... a Mosca... Villa Campoleto, Herculaneum; Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
1991 Mani Museum – 40 Moskauer Kunstler. Karmelitenkloster, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Contemporary Soviet Art: from the Thaw to Perestroika. Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1989 Wirklichkeit als konzept II. Die juengere generation. Galerie Inge Baecker, Cologne, Germany
1988 IsKUNSTvo I. Kunstlerwerkstatt Bahnhof Westend, West Berlin, Germany
1984–1985 APTART. Moscow Vanguard of the '80s. Contemporary Russian Art of America, New York, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, USA
1983 Come Yesterday and You`ll Be First. City without Walls: Urban Artists Collective Inc. Contemporary Russian Art Center of America. Newark, New Jersey, New York, USA
1977 La nuova arte Sovietica: una prospettiva non ufficiale. La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
1976 La Peinture russe contemporaine. Palais des Congrès de Paris, Paris, France

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