Liste Showtime: Kirill Savchenkov

This new initiative is an online platform for 72 international galleries, where they present an artist from their programme in detail and offer works for sale. At the same time it is a collaborative artist project in which artists selected by the galleries will address the theme “Rewriting Our Imaginations” in the form of a poster. The posters will be shown and sold online as well as on view in public space in Basel from 2–15 September 2020.

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Public Launch on 14 September 2020, 10 am CEST until 20 September 2020
VIP Preview from 11 September 2020, 10 am CEST until 13 September 2020

Kirill Savchenkov’s mixed media sculptures constitute the core of his latest works, that appeal to the interrelationships between techne and sensation, affects of media weaponisation and metabolism of things. Objects resembling the hybrids between vases and ikebanas appear to be the environmental witness of living-too-long disrupted political regime. These works are made of found objects, parts of the weapon equipment, organic fragments alongside with synthetic materials like polycaprolactone.

Kirill Savchenkov (b. 1987, Moscow) works with various media including mediated sculpture, installation, performance and sound. His artistic practice raise the questions of hidden power and violence formations, new traumas acquired within production, experience, power and culture. The works highlight the proxy-metabolism of technology, informational autocracy and media weaponisation.
In 2018 Vadim Sidur Museum held his solo show Ch(k)ris(tin). Close Air Support. In 2017, his solo exhibition Office of Sensitive Activities/ Applications Group (supported by V-A-C Foundation) was shown at Moscow Museum of Modern Art. In 2016, Savchenkov presented Museum of Skateboarding as part of the Power and Architecture program at Calvert22, London. He took part in the exhibition Time, Forward! (V-A-C Zattere, Venice) in 2019. He participated in the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art (2019, 2017) and in the 12th Gwangju Biennale (2018). He received the Innovation Prize (New Generation, Russia, 2018) and the grant program of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (2017). He has been teaching at Rodchenko Art School since 2013.

Liste Showtime: Kirill Savchenkov

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