• 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
Settlement. 2006
object, mixed media 
150 х70 х180 cm
Courtesy of the ART4.ru Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow
Settlement. 2006
object, mixed media 
150 х70 х180 cm
Courtesy of the ART4.ru Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow

Settlement. 2006
object, mixed media
150 х70 х180 cm
Courtesy of the ART4.ru Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow

Alexander Brodsky

About works

Alexander Brodsky was one of the leaders in a galaxy of outstanding Russian 'paper architects' from the late 1970s to 1980s. He has won many international competitions for Utopian architectural projects. During that period there was reduced construction in the Soviet Union and only standard designs were permitted. Paper Utopias were essentially underground activity, and in the building boom of the New Russia that followed there was no demand for them – they clashed with New Russian style. Alexander Brodsky's work was circulated in the art world and shown at museums and art biennales. His 'Settlement' project was exhibited in the Russian Pavilion at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale, and subsequently in the first private Russian museum of contemporary art, ART4.ru. A city and at the same time the metaphor of a city familiar to all from a sense of winter loneliness, of being lost in a vast megapolis, appears in his 'barrel organ' like a vision in a magic casket. As the snow falls we hear an enchanting Beatles melody and the city is filled with bright and poignant nostalgia.

Olga Sviblova

Bio

Alexander Brodsky
1955 born in Moscow
1978 graduated from Moscow Architectural Institute
Lives and works in Moscow.

Selected Personal Exhibitions:
2008 Alexander Brodsky. Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, USA
2006 Tre Tavoli. Galeria Milano, Milan, Italy
Localita Abitata. Russian Pavilion, Venice architecture biennale, Venice, Italy
Punti Di Fuga. Nina Lumer Gallery, Milan, Italy
2005 Office of the Future. Red October, Moscow, Russia
Exhibition. Lisa P. Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2003 unDeveloped. Museum “Moscow House of Photography”, Moscow, Russia
2002 L’Ultima Stanza. Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy
2000 Coma. M&J Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1996 Canal Street Subway Project. New York, USA
1995 Utopian Canalization. Regina Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1993 Brodsky and Utkin. Portland Art Museum, Portland, USA
1991 Brodsky and Utkin: Etchings. The Lab, San Francisco, USA
1989 Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin. University Art Gallery, San-Diego State University, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2006 Russia! Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
2002 Utopie Quotidiane. Padiglione d’arte contemporaneo, Milan, Italy
25th São Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2001 Milan Europe 2000. Palazzo Della Triennale, Milan, Italy

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