“POSTSCRIPT AFTER R.I.P.

VADIM ZAKHAROV - A VIDEO ARCHIVE OF MOSCOW ARTISTS’ EXHIBITIONS 1989-2014”

Garage, Moscow, 2015

 

The video archive contains materials about the work of Moscow contemporary artists in the West and in Moscow from 1989 to 2014. It includes footage of 228 exhibitions. The video archive is the personal initiative of the artist Vadim Zakharov and forms part of his oeuvre. The choice of artists and exhibitions was dictated by Zakharov’s circle and his interests. Some of the material is filmed spontaneously, quickly and incompletely. Other exhibitions are documented with bureaucratic scrupulousness. On each occasion, it is as if one part of the artistarchivist dualism overcame the other. Zakharov apologizes to those whose material was shot by the “artist,” and accepts the thanks of those filmed by the “bureaucrat/documentary maker.”