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Arseny Zhilyaev, Cradle of Humankind, 2015. Installation view. Photo: Alex Maguire. Courtesy of the V-a-c Foundation and private collections

Artist’s Talk: Arseny Zhilyaev

23 Jun 2016

This event has unfortunately been cancelled as Arseny Zhilyaev is no longer able to travel to the UK. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Moscow-based Russian artist Arseny Zhilyaev is in conversation with Francesco Manacorda (Artistic Director, Tate Liverpool) ahead of his presentation of work at the Liverpool Biennial 2016. Using artistic, political, scientific, and museological histories to uncover and propose potential futures, Zhilyaev’s work explores the space between fiction and non-fiction. Within his recent projects, the artist casts a revisionist lens on the heritage of soviet museology, examining the meaning of museums in the history of Russian Cosmism.

Arseny Zhilyaev (born 1984 in Voronezh, Russia) is an artist who lives in Moscow and Voronezh. Recent exhibitions include venues such as Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2016); de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2016), and 13th edition of the Biennale de Lyon, France (2015).  Zhilyaev is the editor of Avant-Garde Museology (V-a-c Press with e-flux and Minnesota Press, 2015). He has been on the editorial board of Moscow Art Magazine since 2011, and is a contributor to e-flux journal. Recent accolades include Russian awards in the sphere of contemporary art, and a nomination for the Visible Award in 2013.

Francesco Manacorda has been Artistic Director, Tate Liverpool since April 2012. Prior to this he was Director of Artissima, Turn, Curator at Barbican Art Gallery, London and Visiting Lecturer in Exhibition History and Critical Theory at Royal College of Art, London. He has curated numerous group shows including Subcontingent: The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art, The Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Radical Nature, solo exhibitions with artists such as Clemens Von Wedemeyer, Hans Schabus and Tobias Putrih as well as large scale events such as the Alighiero and Boetti Day and Simple Rational Approximations with Lara Favaretto. He has curated the Slovenian Pavillion at the Venice Biennial in 2007 and the New Zealand Pavilion in 2009. He has also contributed reviews and features extensively to many publications including Domus, Flash Art International and Art Review.

With translation by Alexander Kan

Supported by ICA Russian Talks Circle


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