Natasha Timofeeva and Alexander Minchenko

Untitled: 10 Gogolevsky Blvd
06.12.2017 - 08.01.2018, MMOMA (Gogolevsky blvd, 10)

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Triumph gallery present “Untitled: 10 Gogolevsky Blvd”, an exhibition by Natasha Timofeeva and Alexander Minchenko. The project is part of the MMOMA Program to Support Young Art and the Young Lions project.
Street reconstruction, new housing stock development, and expansion of the city limits have become part of the natural cityscape in Moscow. As the city planning policy is growing more aggressive, public advocacy for preservation of the city center and historic buildings has been solidifying. Amid this background, Natasha Timofeeva explores authentic museum architecture in her new exhibition.
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art at 10 Gogolevsky Blvd occupies the former Naryshkin Mansion and the exhibition hall there, previously a kitchen, has arched ceilings and numerous nooks and niches. Today, this space houses exhibitions, its walls and ceilings painted white. The installation by Natasha Timofeeva invites to focus on the distinctive features of this place, emphasizing its interior design and an original architectural solution. Multichannel sound sculpture, created for the exhibition by Alexander Minchenko, together with the installation produce a dense yet unstable environment of spaces in a transition period, paces that face a risk to be reduced to memories on archival photographs.

About the artists:
Natasha Timofeeva, artist, co-founder of Elektrozavod gallery (2012–2017), graduate of the Russian State University for the Humanities, Institute of Modern Art, Free Workshops at MMOMA. Lives and works in Moscow.
Alexanfer Minchenko, artist, member of the G5—54 sound community and Derive TV broadcast service, graduate of the Institute of Modern Art, Free Workshops at MMOMA. Lives and works in Moscow and Vinnytsia (Ukraine).