Artists Lyudmila Baronina, Haim Sokol, and Tatyana Faskhutdinova will produce unique artist’s books as part of Garage’s project Single Copy in 2019.
Launched by Garage Library in 2017, Single Copy is an annual project fostering the development of the artist’s book in Russia. Every year, the library commissions three Russian artists to produce unique works for its collection.
Next year’s participants are Lyudmila Baronina, Haim Sokol and Tatyana Faskhutdinova. By March 2019, each artist will produce a book that will become part of Garage Library’s collection. The books will be displayed at the library in special cases, and the artists will present their work to the public during Library Night in spring 2019.
Garage Library and Garage Archive already hold a collection of artists’ books produced by Russian contemporary artists including Rimma and Valeriy Gerlovin, Mukhomor Group, Viktor Pivovarov and Dmitry Prigov. Allowing Garage to add new unique works to its collection, Single Copy also helps draw public attention to the genre of the artist’s book—and encourage young artists to explore the unique art form. The project also contributes to the rethinking of the library as an active participant and organizer of contemporary art events.
Lyudmila Baronina (b. 1988, Szczecinek, Poland) studied at the Academy of Art and Industry, Krasnoyarsk State University of Culture and Art, from 2007 to 2013, and received her Master’s Degree in Painting and Drawing at Kuban State University in 2015. She has had solo exhibitions at Typography Center for Contemporary Art (Krasnodar), Zdes na Taganke Gallery (Moscow), and Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation (Moscow). She is based between Moscow and Krasnodar.
Haim Sokol (b. 1973, Arkhangelsk) graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1996 and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow in 2007. He is a teacher at Moscow’s Rodchenko Art School and a member of the editorial board at Moscow Art Magazine. He took part in the 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2009), the 1st Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India (2012), and the 2nd Kyiv Biennial (2015) among many other exhibitions. He is a recipient of the Soratnik Prize and is based between Jerusalem and Moscow.
Tatyana Faskhutdinova (b. 1983, Mozhga, Udmurt Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic) graduated from the Institute of Art and Design, Udmurt State University (Izhevsk), in 2012, and completed a course at Sergey Orlov’s Experimental Studio of Contemporary Painting (Izhevsk) in 2010. She has taken part in contemporary art exhibitions and events in Izhevsk, Nizhny Novgorod, and Moscow. She has been part of the CheBeR Group since 2009. She is based in Izhevsk.
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