Art that is always in interest for some people

avant-garde cinema artists who create works at the crossroads of genres and disciplines. He makes experimental feature films, drawing inspiration from visual arts. These films, recorded on 16 and 35 mm films, are equally relevant both in theaters and in modern art galleries.

His works are included in the most prestigious collections in the entire world; they can be seen at exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art Saint-Etienne (2009), Lisbon (2010), Perm (2011); After an exhibition at Yan Space in Beijing in 2013, Pierre Couliboeff received the Prix Art China Award, which recognized important artists such as China for Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp or Nobuyoshi Araki.

In December, in St. Petersburg, you will be able to see the installation of photos of Pierre Kouliboeff in the Jan Fabre festival program at BDT Love Is The Power Supreme, as well as the feature film “Somewhere Between” and take part in creative meetings with artists themselves in Manege.

The Warriors of Beauty – a video installation inspired by Jan Fabre’s theater work. According to the author: “Beauty Warriors is a rewrite of the theater world of Fabre in the film genre: fantasy whose characters are individuals who devote themselves to strange, absurd rituals (are they crazy?) Inside the labyrinth of walls (is this a crazy house?). This ritual presented in the form of constant and endless choreographic movements. The film is a reinterpretation of the world of Jan Fabre; it is a projection to another dimension, the world of fiction, different, … Read More

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Contemporary art is a place of political exile

In the last two decades, so-called knowledge production – a set of artistic practices that are not based on the creation of physical objects, but the production of discourse – have become commonplace in contemporary art.

Now at exhibitions, instead of traditional expositions, people can increasingly meet with artistic research or discursive events, performances (lectures, round tables, conferences or speeches), and artists themselves write more and more dissertations and participate in conferences. Theory and Practice speak with famous critic and curator Simon Sheikh, who took part in the former West conference in Berlin, about the production of knowledge in the context of intangible production, about its advantages and disadvantages, about contemporary art education and aesthetic journalism.

Over the last few years, what has been called “knowledge production”, namely the practice of an art based on research, publication, and discussion, rather than making objects, has become something like “ism” of other contemporary art. As far as I know, this concept is also used in other humanitarian disciplines. How do you define knowledge production in a broader context?

I think knowledge production is connected with the idea that ideas can be capitalized, as well as with the creation of patents, internet companies and service providers located at the crossroads of technology, advertising, and consumption. Knowledge production is an important issue in Europe and America because industrial production has been moved to places with cheap labor: Asia, parts of Latin America and even to Southeast Europe. There, people are obsessed with life-long education, … Read More

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