Ginsburg Ian

069-2019_Ян Гинзбург

Born in 1988 in Moscow. Russian artist-researcher, author of installations. Studied at the British Academy of Design, graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Art. Ian Ginsburg’s artistic practice, which is a non-canonical example of working with memory in Russian modern art, belongs to the discourse of archival impulse, a key one for the international aesthetic context of recent years. Building a dialogue with an artist or analyzing an artistic phenomenon — most often the history of art or aesthetic theories is the focus of Ginsburg’s attention — the author marks out the prerequisites and traces of the processes of artistic production. Lives and works in Moscow.
Personal exhibitions:
2017 – ‘The Mechanical Beetle’, Osnova gallery, Moscow; 2014 – ‘Autonomous replicas’, Fabrika Center of Creative Industries, Moscow.
Group exhibitions:
2017 – ‘…hurrah! Sculpture!’,Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg; 2016 – ‘One within the other. Art of new and old media in the age of high-speed internet’,MMOMA, Moscow; 2013 – ‘Angkor Once More Angkor’, Gallery 21, Moscow; 2012 – ‘Seems something is missing here’, Winzavod

The Mechanical Beetle
In the new project the idea of instability is rethought through the prism of the Moscow conceptualism movement. Unlike the Soviet practice, for which the existence of a communal structure was important, the art of Y resides in an expanded social field. For the artist, there is no difference in working with a physical or digital medium, and therefore, the figurative solutions of installation in the gallery space “flicker” in a double exposure field. The project examines the post-Soviet state of capitalism in the absence of bipolar separation of the world. The image of the beetle becomes a link between the fine art of the past era and the new spirit of the immaterial production of our time.