New Wave Explosion (Nouvelle Vague) Festival

October 1990

The venue: Central House of Medical Workers ( ). 
Quantity of audience: 350 people
Quantity of participants: 14 people

During two weeks (every other day per two movies) was shown the most avangard and manifestative 15 movies from French New Wave filmmakers. Francois Truffaut The 400 blows, Shoot the Piano Player; Jean-Luc Godard Breathless, Alphaville, The Little Soldier, Its my life; Claude Chabrol The Cousins, The Unfaithful Wife; Chris Marker The Loneliness of the Long Distance Singer; Alain Resnais Hiroshima mon amour, The war is over; Agnes Varda Cleo from 5 to 7; Louis Malle Zazie in the Metro; Jacques Rivette Paris Belongs to Us.

In the last minutes of showing the movie Cleo from 5 to 7 the big image of cancer appeared on the screen. The movie was projected on this image the whole screening, but up to that moment it was hidden by lists of paper.


Happening True fashion show (got later the name Armageddon)

During showing the movie Zazie in the Metro at the end of the movie when there was a fight in a restaurant, the participants was restoring the situation on the scene. It was done in the spirit of the dadaist show. First, on the scene appeared two boxers fighting with each other, then came on traveling skiers, riding cyclists, and after that participants was threwing cakes into each other and poured with champagne. Hereafter action was transferred on the audience, on which participants threw cakes.

The hall was specially prepared for this event in advance. It was completely covered with a layer of MK newspapers, in which was written about this festival (G.Gusarov organized the announcements and articles about each event). There were dadaist graffiti hung on the walls, they were like the works presented later on the exhibition The day of Knowledge. Inflatable cylindrical balloons were strewn in the aisles.

Therefore, when throwing cakes in the hall started, the audience began to thrash each other with balloons and to bomb each other using crumpled newspapers.

Further, a brown bear (in the film was white) ran onto the stage with the trainer, who had a balalaika. He was trying to make the bear dance. As there was an atmosphere of total anarchy, the bear did not obey. The bear was attracted by common fun and he ran into the hall and began to wander in the aisles, and people pulled his hair and ears.

By the end there was thrown a big fishing-net on all participants. It was a huge tangle with cakes, bottles, cyclists, boxers, and other.

It was a dadaist happening, which involved the audience.

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Artists Talk: Anatoly Osmolovsky

 Artists Talk: Anatoly Osmolovsky

27 Feb 20156:30 pm | Nash & Brandon Rooms | £8.00 to £10.00

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Post Pop: East Meets West (26 November 2014 - 23 February 2015, Saatchi Gallery, London)

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26 November 2014 - 23 February 2015

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The exhibition celebrates the art being produced in these four distinct regions since the heyday of Pop, and presents them in relation to each other through the framework of six themes: Habitat; Advertising and Consumerism; Celebrity and Mass Media; Art History; Religion and Ideology; Sex and the Body.

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9/09-30/11 2014,Mike Nelson selects the first in a series of four displays of the V-A-C collection at the Whitechapel Gallery

Mike Nelson selects from the V-A-C collection:
Again, more things (a table ruin)

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The space, with a rough wooden floor and mass of modelled figures, is suggestive of an artist’s studio, but it is filled with sculptures of the body by some of the 20th century’s greatest artists.

Displayed on this common ground, Constantin Brancusi’s The First Cry (1917) dissolves the human form into elliptical shapes, and Alberto Giacometti’s Femme Debout (1957) elongates a woman’s body into abstraction. While contemporary artist Pawel Althamer’s depiction of three figures around a campfire becomes a focal point around which the other sculptures – by artists including Petr Galadzhev and Anatoly Osmolovsky - seem to be gathered.The display highlights the V-A-C collection, Moscow, as part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s programme of opening up rarely seen collections from around the world.

The publication for this exhibition will available from the end of September.  More (press-release)

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Exhibition BLIND HOLE - 31/03/2012 04/06/2012, Thomas Brambilla gallery, Bergamo, Italia

Thomas Brambilla gallery is proud to announce on Saturday 31 March 2012 the opening of the
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Osmolovsky, Nathan Peter, Grayson Revoir.

31/03/2012 04/06/2012
Opening: Saturday 31 March 2012 h.18.30.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday h.14:00-19:00.

Thomas Brambilla
Via Casalino 25
24121 Bergamo Italia
Ph: +39 035 247418

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Ostalgia VIP Preview Invite

New Museum will present Ostalgia, an exhibition that brings together the work of more than fifty artists from twenty countries across Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics. Contesting the format of a conventional geographical survey, the exhibition will include works produced by Western European artists who have depicted the reality and the myth of the East.

The exhibition takes its title from the German word ostalgie, a term that emerged in the 1990s to describe a sense of longing and nostalgia for the era before the collapse of the Communist Bloc. Twenty years ago, a process of dissolution began, leading to the break-up of the Soviet Union and of many other countries that had been united under communist governments. From the Baltic republics to the Balkans, from Central Europe to Central Asia, entire regions and nations were reconfigured, their constitutions rewritten, their borders redrawn. Ostalgia looks at the art produced in and about some of these countries, many of which did not formally exist two decades ago. Mixing private confessions and collective traumas, the exhibition traces a psychological landscape in which individuals and entire societies negotiate new relationships to history, geography, and ideology.

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