• 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
Tower of Generation Next. 2008
Object, mixed media 
206 x 93,5 x 105 cm 
Courtesy of the artist and Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Tower of Generation Next. 2008
Object, mixed media 
206 x 93,5 x 105 cm 
Courtesy of the artist and Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Tower of Generation Next. 2008
Object, mixed media
206 x 93,5 x 105 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Rostan Tavasiev

About works

People have always built towers. These towers became symbols of a place, a historic event or date, or like Vladimir Tatlin's tower they represented a dimly perceived, yet glorious future. A child's first conceptual actions at playtime begin with the erection of a tower. Towers made of building blocks, sand castles…

Rostan Tavasiev constructs a tower from building blocks too, but one facet of each cube is open and inside it is full as a bottomless pit. You want to hide in there. It beckons you but won't let you in. The artist plays a game, recouping the desires and memories of childhood and at the same time engaging in dialogue with the experience of Russian Modernism and Futurism, whose constructions were more rigid and tenacious, with a clearly expressed structure that gave direction towards the sacred ideals of a magnificent future. Modernism fell short of victory and became art history. But every Generation Next wants to build a new tower. Rostan Tavasiev's tower is a staircase leading upwards.

Olga Sviblova

Bio

Rostan Tavasiev
1976 was born in Moscow.
1998 graduated from the Carl Faberge Professional Lyceum of Arts and Crafts,
Department of Jeweler, Moscow
2000-2005 studied at the Stroganov University of Arts, Department of Graphic Design, Moscow
Lives and works in Moscow.

Selected Personal Exhibitions:
2007 New Heroism. Galerie Rabouan-Moussion, Paris, France
2006 Poppycock. Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2005 Synthepon (synthetic winterize). 1st Moscow Biennale of
Contemporary Art, Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2004 The Wall. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2003 Svintus. Lisa P. Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Through Thorns to the Stars. S.art Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Ageing of a Dream. Project OGI, Moscow, Russia
2002 Hyper Comics. Project OGI, Moscow, Russia
2001 Light. Club Dom, Moscow, Russia
2000 Fences. Pushking Club, Moscow, Russia

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2008 Laughterlife. Paradise Row. London, England
2007 Sots Art. Art politique en Russie de 1972 à aujourd’hui. Maison Rouge, Paris, France
XV. Group exhibition of gallery’s artists. Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Aziopa. 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2006 Innovation, the state prize for contemporary art, Moscow, Russia
Artfield Technology. Zelenograd, Russia
2005 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lenin Museum, Moscow, Russia
Joy. Art forum Casino Luxembourg. Luxembourg
With or Without? Cultural Center of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
Russian pop-art. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Artfield. Open-air exhibition, Moscow, Russia
Art Klyazma Festival of Contemporary Art, Russia
2004 Art Klyazma Festival of Contemporary Art, Russia
Without Glamour. The Zverev Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Cosmos (Space). Gallery of one spectator, Moscow, Russia
Festival of an Intimate Photo. Reflex Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Golden Apples, Psychedelic in Russian Fairy Tale. Larec Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Fashion Zone. Argentum Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Comics Festival (the1st prize in a nomination of a Short story photo). Moscow, Russia
2003 New Readout. Digital Russia together with Sony. Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
The illustrated Constitution of the Russian Federation. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
Art Klyazma Festival of Contemporary Art, Russia
Art Moscow Studios. Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
Background. Moscow Metropolitan, Moscow, Russia
Comics Festival, The Sakharov Museum and Public Centre, Moscow, Russia
The 1st exhibition of creative works. The Stroganov University of Arts, Moscow, Russia
The Вest. S.art Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Art Constitution. S.art Gallery, Moscow, Russia
New Year’s Palm-Tree. Club Mucha, Moscow, Russia
2002 Art Klyazma Festival of Contemporary Art, Russia
Moscow by Young. Maly Manege, Moscow, Russia
Euro. The Sakharov Museum and Public Centre, Moscow, Russia
Art in Parallel Contexts. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Art Business Consulting. Project OGI, Moscow, Russia
Long-Day Group. Institute of Problems of the Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
Comics Festival, The Zverev Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Love to Free-of-Charge 2. Club Cult, Moscow, Russia

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