Video works by Moscow-based artist
Alexandra Mitlyanskaya’s work oscillates between a static shot and a moving image. It shows either a process slowed down to the extreme or a reiteration of a short, although intense and dynamic cycle. While one can hardly sense the presence of the camera (and thus the artist), the video might even carry an illusion that it is the real world the viewer sees, open to them alone. On the other hand, such images are precise mirrors of the mind: it is exactly this way they swarm around in our heads or obtain a barely animated state of being. Each time, this seemingly simple video demonstrates a miracle of transmutation of matter of various human feelings and states of being into visual forms of the surrounding world. As a result, the protomatter of art is synthesized, accumulating the very special air of that part of the limbo which is only made up of aesthetic fluid.
A retrospective exhibition will present 25 video works.
Alexandra Mitlyanskaya was born in Moscow in 1958.
In 1981, she graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the Moscow Polygraphic Institute. From 1989 on, she is a member of the Moscow Union of Artists. In 1995, Alexandra received a scholarship from the Berlin Academy of Arts. She conducted workshops at the Tufts University, Harvard University, and Parsons School of Design (USA). Winner of the Now and After video art festival competition. Nominee of the Kandinsky Prize 2017.
During the past decade, A. Mitlyanskaya has been working mostly with video art. She has created films and multi-channel video installations in which time and its duration in human visual perception play the major part.
Works by A. Miltyanskaya were exhibited in solo exhibitions at the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), Radischev State Art Museum in Saratov, State Museum and Exhibition Center ROPSHOTO (St. Petersburg), Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Khanty-Mansiysk State Art Gallery, ERA Foundation (Moscow), Spider&Mouse Gallery (Moscow), Krokin Gallery (Moscow).
Alexandra took part in a variety of group exhibitions both in Russia and abroad. Among them are: Results, 1995, Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany; Abstraction in Russia. 20th century, 2001, Collage in Russia. 20th century, 2005, Adventures of a black square, 2007, Art about Art, 2009, St. Petersburg, Russia, Collage in Russia, 2003, State Pushkin Museum of Arts, Moscow, Russia; ART-Index, 2008, Latvian National Art Museum, Riga, Latvia; Day of Open Doors, 2009, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia; To See Sound, 2011, National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia; Walks around Moscow, 2012; Lalit Kali Academi, Delhi, India; Between Reality and Fantasy, 2015, Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju, Korea.
Works by Mitlyanskaya are held in collections of the State Hermitage, State Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Museum, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, National Center for Contemporary Arts, State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSPHOTO, as well as in the collections of regional Russian museums and art galleries, and foreign institutions, such as Denver Museum of Contemporary Art (USA), Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art (Korea), and Wilhelm Otten Kunstraum (Austria).
Lives and works in Moscow.
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