214-2019 Antufiev Evgeny

214-2019_Антуфьев Евгений

Born in 1986 in Kyzyl (Republic of Tuva). Graduated from the Insitute of Contemporary Art (Moscow). Began his career by the personal exhibition at START (Winzavod) in 2008-2009. Had more than twenty personal exhibitions and his works belong to such public and private collections as Tate Modern (London, UK), Collezione Maramotti (Reggio Emilia, Italy), Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp M HKA (Antwerpen, Belguim).

When art became part of the landscape

The first part of the exhibition took place in the archaeological museum of Palermo where the works of the author were exhibited next to the works of Greeks, Phoenicians and Etruscans. More than 24 new works were exhibited. The projects is based on the artist’s interest to the research in the field of archaeology and local history. His nearly anthropological approach helped him to generate his own mythology which is based on shaman practice of Tuva where the artist was raised. Cultural and visual traditions as well as various mythological characters of peoples of the world are also a source for inspiration for the artist.

PART 2 is dedicated to the tradition of Russian plastic sculpture and unites two eras: artworks of a young artist are exposed next to the works of a Russian sculptor Sergey Konenkov and namely, those of them which have not been displayed before. Thereby, the young artist initiates a dialogue with a classic of Soviet art and uses his works to draw parallels with the traditions of Soviet monumental sculpture. The concept of this series of exhibitions is to build unobvious connections as well as to combine artworks that are not commonly displayed next to the works of young artists. In his work the author investigates the cultural meaning of such materials as stone, bone, wood, amber and bronze. The artistic worlds created by the author in an ironic way are located at the interface of nature and art, legends and facts, real and fictional. The exhibition curator Svetlana Marich.

PART 3 is a dialogue of an artist with Dmitriy Krasnopevtsev – the classic of Soviet unofficial art who left behind diaries containing philosophical ideas on the role of archetypical forms in the global culture, life and death, as well as fundamental problems of human existence and art. These diaries are cited by the artist in his exhibition. By engaging in a dialogue with Dmitriy Krasnopevtsev the artist creates his own artistic world which is embodied in a sculpture made of bronze, wood, ceramics, photographs and spacial installation that contains the works of Krasnopevtsev. Two artists emerged in distinct socio-cultural backgrounds who speak different artistic languages still work with the same artistic subjects. They both are interested in the art of ancient peoples, the subject of death, sorrow and melancholy that time embraces. “Dead peoples, lifeless towns, stars, trees, buildings, languages, gods, religions, dead pearl and turquoise, dead souls, dead sea, dead lane…”, – Dmitriy Krasnopevtsev wrote in his diary. Thus, this project represents the artist’s interest in the research of the origin of art when it was a part of a sacred ritual. Author’s concern about archeological exploration along with the materials that are the most resistant to time (such as bronze, bone and minerals) resonates with the oeuvre of Dmitry Krasnopevtsev known for an acute sense of time and the glibness of life. The exhibition curators - Svetlana Marich and Anna Zaitseva.

When art became part of the landscape. Part 1

When art became part of the landscape. Part 2

When art became part of the landscape. Part 3