The National Centre for Contemporary Arts, the Goethe-Institut Moscow
Supported by the European Union as part of the Support to EU-Russia Cultural Cooperation Initiatives Program
Сoordinators of the project: Irina Gorlova (the NCCA), Lisa Welitschko (the Goethe-Institut Moscow), Marina Belyaeva (the Goethe-Institut Moscow)
Curators: Evgenia Vdovichenko, Karina Karaeva, Anna Matveeva, Alisa Prudnikova, Irina Chesnokova
- Benjamin Bergmann (Munich) – St. Petersburg
- Via Lewandowsky (Berlin) – Moscow
- Agnes Meyer-Brandis (Cologne) – Yekaterinburg
- Claudia Schmacke and Robert Scheipner (Berlin) – Nizhny Novgorod
- Empfangshalle (Munich) – Kaliningrad
“Art on Site” – is a result of artistic cooperation between curators from five Russian cities and German artists Benjamin Bergmann, Via Lewandowsky, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Claudia Schmacke, Robert Scheipner, and the group “Empfangshalle”.
The international art project “Art on Site” initiated by the Goethe-Institut Moscow and the National Centre for Contemporary Arts and realized with the support of the European Union was launched in April, 2008 and conducted in five Russian cities: Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and St. Petersburg. As part of the project Russian curators made a research of the situation with the contemporary art in Germany and chose artists, who came to Russia in autumn-winter of 2008 in order to stay in a residence. The purpose of their stay was to create works of art following researches of local cultural, social, political, and geographical peculiarities and cooperation with Russian artists and curators. All projects were presented in each receiving city in May-June of 2009. The exhibition in Moscow represents all the completed works in the same space – including large-scale installations, objects, video projections, photographs, and “the biggest amber panel painting in the world”.