Round table “This Is Fifth Wave.”

Round table “This Is Fifth Wave.”Round table “This Is Fifth Wave.”


A conversation between seven participants of the Fifth Wave group show, a special project within the 2nd Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, which is opening at Moscow’s Museum of Architecture.

The art of the “fifth wave” emigration—of the mid and late 2000s—usually exists outside the Russian structures of representation and is rarely displayed to the domestic public. Fifth Wave is conceived as an attempt to exhibit this considerable layer of Russian art in a first approximation. Such an undoubtedly utopian and, therefore, even more inspiring task implies an unpredictable result as well as the need to reflect on it in an open discussion. The aim to acquaint the viewer with seven artists representing very diverse modes of thinking and creative methods in an hour and a half while giving everyone the floor is also a challenge. Perhaps it is the carpe diem communication regime that is what’s worth being together for today.



Ivan Novikov (b. 1990, Moscow) is an artist, curator, and teacher. Co-founder of the independent space Krasny (Red) Center (Moscow, 2015–2018). Member of the editorial board at Khudoshstvenny zhurnal (Moscow Art Journal). Head of the Department of Painting at Baza Institute (Moscow). He lives and works in Moscow.

Participants: Alexandra Anikina, Katya Ev, Olga Grotova, Evgeny Dedov, Elizaveta Konovalova, Angelina Merenkova, Yana Smetanina

how to take part

Free admission with advance registration.

Personal protective equipment must be used at the event.

The broadcast will be available on YouTube.