Young Moscow based artist Andrey Kuzkin will speak about his performative and other artistic practices in conversation with art historian and critic Andrey Kovalev.
Andrey Kuzkin initially gained critical acclaim in 2008—during the Young art biennial Stoy! Kto Idet? (Stop! Who is Coming?) and his action Circle-wise, which saw the artist walk around a circle on the surface of thickening concrete for several hours. The majority of Kuzkin’s performative gestures imply an attempt to slow down movement and stop the flow of the time, which has become an unattainable luxury for many people living today. For instance, during his performance Natural Phenomena, the artist (alone, or together with his friends) stood on their heads with their heads dug in the earth—in order to remind us that humans, like trees, are creations of nature, says the artist.
Andrey Kuzkin has participated in over thirty personal and group shows. His solo exhibitions include: The Right to Life (Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2016); All Ahead of You (Open Gallery, 2011); Levitation Heroes (Stella Art Foundation, 2010); The 6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2010); The Krasnoyarsk Biennale (2009), etc. He lives and works in Moscow. Winner of the All-Russian Contemporary Art Competition INNOVATION (Project of the Year nomination, 2016), he was also long-listed for the Soratnik (2009) and INNOVATION (New Generation nomination, 2009) awards.