Artist Talk: An exhibition within the painting


From 14 March 2017




Garage Auditorium
Artist Talk: An exhibition within the paintingArtist Talk: An exhibition within the painting


Artist and curator Vladimir Logutov talks about his method of reconstructing exhibitions using figurative images.

In recent years, Vladimir Logutov has been working on a series of works with the provisional title Meetings. It is the story of the relationship between the viewer and the work of art, of the existence of an art work inside another object. Each meeting is the moment at which the viewer first sees an art work or an exhibition.

Logutov began to develop this theme in 2007, depicting the shadows of the viewers various objects which could be found on canvases. Later he made figurative paintings showing viewers contemplating an art work or images of surreal objects in space. The next stage was an attempt to simplify the language of art and include text in the painting to ensure maximum focus on the conceptual meaning of the most frequently depicted situations. The artist describes his method as "an exhibition within the painting."


Vladimir Logutov (b. 1980, Samara. Lives and works in Samara and Moscow) — a painter and curator, Logutov graduated from the Department of Painting at the Samara School of Art (2001) and the Department of Visual and Applied Arts at the Samara State Pedagogical University (2006). In 2005, he completed an internship in Stuttgart, Germany. He has participated in numerous group shows, including the 1st and 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2005, 2007) and the 4th Guangzhou Triennial (2012). He was nominated twice for the Kandinsky Prize (2007, 2008), and twice for the Innovation Prize (2007, 2009), as well as being nominated for the Black Square award (2004, 2007). Logutov currently holds a curatorial position at the Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation in Moscow.

how to take part

Free admission with advance registration.
The event is accessible to deaf and hard of hearing visitors.