ID. ART:TECH EXHIBITION at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York City.
March 2 – April 30, 2020. Opening on Monday, March 2.

ID. ART:TECH EXHIBITION explores ID as a phenomenon with wide scatter of meanings from the forms of sociopolitical functioning of portraits of Soviet Nonconformism to the images of mass culture, aesthetics of ID cards, passport picture and social networks. This exhibition brings together a collection of experiential-based ideas and projects mediated by technologically progressive visualization methods, as well as paintings, drawings, photography, video, and sculpture. The exhibition is organized by CYLAND Media Art Lab in collaboration with the Kolodzei Art Foundation.

The list of artists includes Martha Wilson, ORLAN, Faith Ringgold; Cyland MediaArtLab artists and interactive works by Anna Frants, Ludmila Belova, Alexandra Dementieva, Elena Gubanova, Ivan Govorkov, Sergey Komarov, Alexey Grachev, Alexander Terebenin, a special selection of contemporary sound art from Cyland Audio Archive. A selection from Frants Family collection includes works by Valentin Gromov, Tatiana Kuperwasser, Tatiana Glebova, Leon Nissenbaum, Solomon Rossine, Rikhard Vasmi, and a selection from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art, Kolodzei Art Foundation includes works by Petr Belenok, Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Erik Bulatov, Asya Dodina, Rimma Gerlovina, Valeriy Gerlovin, Slava Polishchuk, Eduard Gorokhovsky, Ilya Kabakov, Vyacheslav Koleichuk, Vitaly Komar, Alexander Melamid, Douglas Davis, Leonhard Lapin, Natalia Nesterova, Samuil Rubashkin, Leonid Sokov, Oleg Vassiliev, Alexander Yulikov, Anatoly Zverev.

Public program: March 13 at 7pm a panel discussion and visual presentation Contemporary Art in Academic Environment focusing on the strategies and problems of education process in the field of digital art, effective instruments of practical and theoretical learning, and multidisciplinary project based approach. This program is organized in conjunction with the ID.ART:TECH EXHIBITION and moderated by Natalia Kolodzei.


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CYLAND MediaArtLab (St. Petersburg, Russia) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the intersection of Art :: Tech through an annual international festival, visual exhibitions, sound art, video art, and educational programs. Over the years, CYLAND brings together artists, curators, engineers, educators and thinkers to create projects around the world.

The Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc., a US-based not-for-profit public foundation started in 1991, organizes exhibitions and cultural exchanges in museums and cultural centers in the United States, Europe and other countries, often utilizing the considerable resources of the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art, and publishes books on Russian art. The Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art is one of the largest private art collections, and consists of over 7,000 works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, video and new media, by more than 300 artists from Russia, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union.

The National Arts Club was founded in 1898 by author and poet Charles De Kay, the literary and art critic for The New York Times. He together with a group of distinguished artists and patrons conceived of a gathering place to welcome artists of all genres as well as art lovers and patrons. The mission of The National Arts Club is to stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts.

Images on the top: L-R top row: Tatiana Glebova, Portrait of a Kazakh Woman. Late 1930s. Tempera, fabric on plywood, 21-1/2 x 13-1/4 in. Frants Family collection; Anna Frants, Artist Union, from the series Matter of Chance, 2019. Installation. Courtesy of CYLAND Media Art Lab. Erik Bulatov, Entrance, 1973. Colored pencil on paper, 8-5/8 x 8-5/8 in. Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art, Kolodzei Art Foundation; Leonid Sokov, Lenin and Brancusi, 1994. Bronze, wood, and glass, 31 x 13 x 13 in. Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art, Kolodzei Art Foundation; ORLAN, Disfiguration-Refiguration, Precolumbian SelfHybridization No. 10, 1998. Cibachrome, 59.1 x 39.4 in. Courtesy of ORLAN and Ceysson & Bénétière. Bottom row: Martha Wilson, Makeover: Melania, 2017. photo/text 11 x 43 1/2 in. Courtesy of Martha Wilson and P·P·O·W, New York; Elena Gubanova & Ivan Govorkov, Dialogue, 2018. Multimedia object. Courtesy of CYLAND Media Art Lab.


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