Exhibition: On My Way

This group exhibition presents a survey of exceptional Russian contemporary artists including:

Vitaly Pushnitsky

Petr Belyi

Anna Frants

Alexander Shishkin-Khokusai

Alexandra Dementieva

Liudmila Belova

Marina Koldobskaya

Ivan Govorkov & Daniil Frants

Elena Gubanova & Ivan Govorkov

Victoria Ilyushkina & Maya Popova

Mariateresa Sartori

Alexander Terebenin

Arefiev Circle members:

Alexandr Arefiev

Rodion Gudzenko

Valentin Gromov

Rikhard Vasmi

Sholom Shvartz


About the Arefiev Circle

Prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was difficult for Soviet artists to access and engage with their contemporaries around the world. Artists of the Arefiev Circle were no exception, and in response they developed their own physical and cultural haven, a zone of creative expression within which individual experimentation flourished. The works of the Arefiev Circle exhibited in“On My Way” reflect a renaissance of artistic expression exploration that flourished despite extreme external hardship, creating a legacy that would last for generations. The works on loan from the Frants Family Collection reveal a visible lineage of subject matter, passion, struggle, and hope that unites generations of Russian artists.


About CYLAND Media Lab

CYLAND Media Lab is one of Russia’s most active New Media art nonprofit organizations. CYLAND houses the largest archive of Eastern European video art online, organizes exhibits around the world and is the force behind CYBERFEST (Russia’s largest annual New Media art event.) CYBERFEST has been held across St Petersburg’s top art institutions: The State Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, KURYOKHIN MODERN ART CENTER, Borey Gallery, the Gallery of Experimental Sound and Creative Space Tkachi. The 9th edition of CYBERFEST will take place in New York City, Berlin and St Petersburg in 2015. CYLAND was cofounded by Marina Koldobskaya and Anna Frants.


About Centro Studi sulle Arti della Russia (CSAR) at Universita Ca’ Foscari Venezia

The Center for Studies on the Arts of Russia (CSAR) is promoted by the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Direction of International Programs with the support of the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. It is the first university center in Italy which aims to carry out systematic research and dissemination of the cultural heritage of Russia. Its activities include permanent and temporary workshops, international conferences, film festivals and supporting Performing Arts. Scientific publications, catalogs of art collections and promotion of cultural activities are done primarily to benefit future generations.