OCTOBER 27 – NOVEMBER 4 / ZARYA AiR STUDIO (ENTRANCE 5)
On October 27, from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm at the Zarya AiR studio (Zarya Factory, Central Repair Workshop, Entrance 5) there will be a reception to mark the opening of the exhibition “From Your Morning to My Night”, which surveys the works of residency participant Anastasia Ryabova (Moscow.) Admission is free of charge, but the age is limited to 18+. The exhibition will be on view until November 4, but to visit after the opening, you will need to first contact the reception desk.
Anastasia Ryabova will present a series of works on paper produced during her stay in Vladivostok. Over the past two months, she has methodically created drawings in oil pastel, as a kind of daily ritual informed by the artist’s interest in erotic mysteries. She sees her own working method as closely tied to the legacy of Surrealism, experimenting with its new political reading.
The very act of creating a drawing interests the artist as a process. “Since childhood, I have thought of drawing as a form of resistance to the order of things,” Ryabova remarks. “And when professional obligations come flooding in, it makes for the perfect ally in this innocent rebellion. If everyone’s life was woven from practices like dance or drawing, then people would have never needed to invent the word ‘procrastination.’”
The exhibition’s title was inspired by correspondence between the artist and her colleagues located in a very different time zone, nearly seven hours away from Vladivostok, so that it’s always a challenge to grasp that it’s morning there, but night here. The exhibition will officially open at noon with musical sets from artists and DJs Phaumer (Vladivostok), NOfuture (Kasia Wolinska, Berlin), Golde (Kirill Kryuchkov, Vladivostok), and Workpop (Vladivostok). As Ryabova says, “the event is not really planned, but rather left spontaneous, with all the characteristic features of this type of format. As with any impulse, the equipment will be turned up to the top volume and the world will be turned on its head. No one will understand anymore where there is dancing and where there is drawing.”
Both events are held with the support of Night Movement, which was co-founded by Ryabova.
The exhibition will be on view until November 4, but to visit after the opening, you will need to first contact the reception desk.
* Anastasia Ryabova (born 1985) is an artist, teacher and researcher living and working in Moscow. In addition to her practice, she curates exhibitions, publishing and educational projects and writes critical essays on contemporary art and architecture. In 2011, she was recognized with the Kandinsky Prize for “Media Art: Project of the Year.” She is the founder of the Academy of Whistling Through Tears. Since 2013, she has worked on the project Zvezdniy Prospekt (2013 – ). That same year, she became the initiator and editor of Zadachnik, a publication about the city and political calculus. She is the author and curator of the archive Artists’ Private Collections (2010 – ). She curated the exhibition “False Calculation Presidium” in 2012 and founded the online magazines, megazine.biz (2009) and Night Movement (2015 –). Additionally, in 2013, she has participated in the exhibition action “>10” (2013). She is the co- author of the manual Introduction to the Profession of the 21st Century (2017).