'Art in Interior' art festival by BoConcept and UALAR

June was a great month for happenings. Anya co-organised (UALAR) and contributed a work to the art festival 'Art in Interior'. A ten-day event gathered 15 artists in two different BoConcept showrooms around Moscow to introduce ways art could be displayed in interiors rather than gallery spaces. Festival comprised talks and workshops, so artists engaged with audience to speak about fields of their work. Misha Levin gave a lecture about contemporary art, Anastasia Russa gave a talk about contemporary painting and Zhanna Bobrakova and Fedor Toshchev spoke of photography and their practice within this field. 

Anna with other art and design professionals: Irina Kolosova (Institute of Art Business), Zhanna Bobrakova (Artist), Olga Zeen (Cap America), Marina Makeeva (BoConcept).

Images: BoConcept

'Techniques in Contemporary Sculpture' course leader.

Anya was appointed to lead a summer course at British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. The eight-day course aims to teach sculptural techniques through a series of experimental exercises in the school workshops. The 'Techniques in Contemporary Sculpture' pinterest board shows some images of what the students will aim for. There is also full description of programme and an interview with Anna on the BHSAD website.

'Lichno' group show

This month Anya was invited by a fellow artist to take part in an exciting group show 'Lichno', which took place in a historical apartment. See how the work fitted into interior! 

'Locker room' opening party

Great news: after some time spent working in different spaces, Anya gathered with other 5 artists to rent a fantastic 125 square meters space in an ex-factory in Moscow! As translated from Russian on the official door plate, the space is was a real locker room for female workers of the factory. All painting done, guests welcome! Alongside with Anna, the residents are Nadya Borovikova, Matthew Merrik, Maria Agureeva, Alice Kern, and Anastasia Venkova. 



The open horizontal feminist festival

Anya was one of the initiators to create an independent artist event planned to happen around 8th of March to celebrate international women's day. With a great team effort of artists and curators, a 'Mozhno Poznakomitsya?' emerged: an exhibition and a series of talks taking place for three days in an ex-retail space at Petrovka, 15 (now 'Untitled'). Event was a part of the Open Horizontal Feminist Festival

Participants: Zhanna Bobrakova, Kitty Brandon-James, Evgeniya Chassagnard, Yanina Chernykh, Dasha Gusakova, Ksenia Lukina, Anna Mokhova, Evgeniya Nozhkina, Tanya Zommer.

Partners: Cafe Michel Art, UALAR, Centre Sisters, Urbanfeminism 

Images: Olga Kramar

Round table with Kitty Brandon James, Anna Mokhova, Zhanna Bobrakova, Evgeniya Chassagnard, Ksenia Lukina, Yanina Chernykh.

Round table with Kitty Brandon James, Anna Mokhova, Zhanna Bobrakova, Evgeniya Chassagnard, Ksenia Lukina, Yanina Chernykh.