New Year Program by Andrey Velikanov


From 24 December 2017




Garage Education Center
New Year Program by Andrey VelikanovNew Year Program by Andrey Velikanov


A gala night for students and audience members of Andrey Velikanov’s cycle Ideas and Forms.

We say no to all theories and conceptions on this day! Festivities, congratulations and a short music program are awaiting instead of the lecture, while the seminar will take the form of anamorphic games celebrating Apollo and Dionysus. Two very determined teams armed with logic, intuition, and emotions in equal proportions, will compete in an unusual battle. One of its elements is charades: can one describe a painting using gestures alone? Watching the contest will be no less exciting than being immersed in it.


Andrey Velikanov is a philosopher, art theorist, and artist. His publications on art and cultural theory include Am I a Trembling Simulacrum, or Do I Have the Right? (NLO, 2007). He has taught at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian State University for the Humanities, UNIC Institute, Wordshop Communications Academy, Moscow 1905 Art Academy, MediaArtLab Open School, Center of Avant-Garde at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, and Free Workshops Art School, and regularly gives talks and takes part in discussions at various venues. He is also a recipient of several media art awards and prizes including Ostranenie (Germany), DADANET (Russia), Art on the Net (Japan), TrashArt (Russia), Southwest Interactive Festival (U.S.A.), and Split (Croatia).


Free admission