Garage Library has announced three participants of the third edition of the project Single Copy. Anastasia Albokrinova (Samara), Asya Marakulina (St. Petersburg), and Ivan Novikov (Moscow) will produce unique artist’s books in 2020.
Launched by Garage Library in 2017, Single Copy is an annual project aimed at fostering the development of the artist’s book in Russia and expanding its own collection of small-edition author’s publications and artist’s books. Every year, the library commissions three Russian artists to produce unique works for its collection.
Artists Anastasia Albokrinova (Samara), Asya Marakulina (St. Petersburg) and Ivan Novikov (Moscow) have been selected to take part in the project in 2020. Their books will be added to the library’s collection at the end of March, with the presentation of the publications by the authors due to take place during Library Night in April.
With the books displayed in special windows, visitors will have the opportunity to explore their electronic versions in Garage’s reading room.
The participants of the 2018 Single Copy project were Olga Deryugina (Moscow), Vladislav Kruchinsky (Moscow), and Ulyana Podkorytova (Moscow). In 2019, the participants were Lyudmila Baronina (Krasnodar/ Moscow), Haim Sokol (Moscow/ Jerusalem), and Tatyana Faskhutdinova (Izhevsk).
Anastasia Albokrinova (b. 1987, Kuybyshev) graduated in Environmental Design from Samara State University of Architecture and Construction (2010) and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design (2011). She was senior specialist at the Central Volga branch of National Center for Contemporary Art from 2016 to 2018 and assistant curator at the 10th Shiryaev Biennial of Contemporary Art (2018). Since 2019, Albokrinova has been working as a designer and curator at Samara’s Viktoria Gallery. She is the co-founder of the nonprofit space XI Rooms (Samara, 2008–2010). Author of articles and educational programs in the field of contemporary art. Contributor to Russian and international group exhibitions, including Mezhdu ustalostju: k novym formam zhizni (Between Fatigue: Toward New Life Forms; Railway Men’s House of Culture, Yekaterinburg, 2017), and the 2nd Ice Biennial (Samara, 2019). She lives and works in Samara.
Asya Marakulina (b. 1988, Perm) graduated in Animation Film Art from St. Petersburg State University (2015) and the School for Young Artists at PRO ARTE Foundation (St. Petersburg, 2015). Marakulina has had personal shows at Marina Gisich Gallery and Namegallery (both in St. Petersburg), GROUND Khodynka (Moscow) and other venues. She is the winner of the Credit Suisse Award and Cosmoscow Award for young artists (2018). She lives and works in St. Petersburg.
Ivan Novikov (b. 1990, Moscow) graduated in Painting from the Surikov State Art Institute in Moscow and studied at the BAZA Institute where he currently is a teacher. Participant of Russian and international group exhibitions, including the 1st Garage Triennial of Contemporary Russian Art (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2017). He has had personal shows at the “Start” Platform for young art (Moscow), Komnata Gallery and pop/off/art (both Moscow), and Voronezh Center of Contemporary Art, among other venues. Novikov has been on the editorial board of the Moscow Art Magazine since 2015. Co-founder of the nonprofit space Tsentr Krasny (Moscow, 2015–2015). He lives and works in Moscow and Hue (Vietnam).
Anastasia Albokrinova. Albanak (fragment from the project of a compilation),
2019. Digital collage. Courtesy of the artist
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