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Rinat Voligamsi

28 January — 14 February 2019
22 The Fermenting Cellar

Rinat Voligamsi


11.12 GALLERY in conjunction with the Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod and Art Residence Opyata presents the pop-up space “Voligamsi, Muratov and others ...” - a project dedicated to important museum exhibitions of recent years, presented in a compact gallery format. The exhibition of Rinat Voligamsi "Dvoegorsk" - the first retrospective of the famous Russian artist, bringing together works of the past ten years - was held at the Museum of Modern Art from February to March last year. The exhibition includes more than 100 works, including works from such iconic series as “Snow”, “Big Bear” and new objects from rusty steel of the “Village” series.

Today shows how the creative practice of Voligamsi has developed, and proposes to rethink - in the spirit of the artist himself - the nature of existence and the mechanisms of functioning of the national idea based on combat readiness. The iron structures and stars of Dvoegorsk rusted, snow is stored in warehouses instead of ammunition, the city line is broken in landscapes. “An inquisitive child is sorting a toy to see how it works. Voligamsi fragments the military, the barracks, the winter landscape, in order to understand how power is organized on one sixth of the land, ”says exhibition curator Valentin Dyakonov.

Rinat Voligamsi was born in 1968 in the village of Yermolaevo, Bashkir ASSR. In 1989, he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering of the Ufa State Oil Technical University with a degree in architecture. In 1994 he became the laureate of the State Prize of Russia in the field of literature and art, in 2014 - the laureate of them. Repin and nominee Kandinsky Prize. Lives and works in Ufa.

The paintings, collages and sculptures of the artist are in the collections of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the State Russian Museum, the Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation, the Redbase Contemporary Art Foundation, the Frances Foundation, the White Rabbit Collection, the Tsukanov Family Foundation, the collections of the Roman and Sofia Trotsenko and other museum and private collections.