- Yuri Albert
- Andrey Philippov
- Victor Skersis
Art is diverse. This diversity has to do, to a considerable extent, with the fact that different artists answer the question of "What is art?" in different ways. For the icon painter Andrey Rublyov art is a window into the other world. For a Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci it is a scientific discipline interlinked internally with other disciplines, such as physics, anatomy, geology, etc. For an abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock it is an opportunity for self-expression. The list of the answers to this question could, of course, be extended significantly, and each one of them would represent an individual or a collective model of art.
When we build a model of any phenomenon, we choose its aspects which are most significant to us and leave out things that are less important. In effect, we can see that the history of art is just a sequence of embodiments of various perceived models of art. The works on show represent different models of art developed by artists Yuri Albert, Andrey Philippov and Victor Skersis. The exhibition presents the following models: an interference model, a nostalgic model, a meanings transformation model and a conceptual metaphor.