Art and Culture / 8 articles


viennacontemporary 2018

26 – 30 September Aksenov Family Foundation took part in viennacontemporary 2018 art fair. This year the Foundation continued to support artists who develop contemporary art practices. The curator – Stas Shuripa: «The focus of this project is the relations between feeling and mind, aesthetic experience and intellectual insight. Through a variety of media – from art research […]

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Russian Art Focus

Russian Art Focus is a new online media founded by Inna Bazhenova (The Art Newspaper) and Dmitry Aksenov (The Aksenov Family Foundation). Starting from November 2018, a team of English-native experts – journalists, critics and researchers – will provide a professional, in-depth overview of the Russian art scene to foreign audiences and focus on what […]

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Vienna Humanities Festival

Vienna Humanities Festival, supported by Aksenov Family Foundation, debuted in September 2016 in the capital of Austria. The three-day event was organized by Vienna Institute for Human Sciences (das Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen – IWM), Wien Museum and European Houses of Debate Time to Talk (TTT).

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What Does the Future of Museums Look Like?

Continuing its work on the topic of the future of museums started by the conference ‘Is There a Future for Museums?’ in Vienna in September, 2016, Aksenov Family Foundation has invited Anna Leshchenko, senior lecturer at the Russian State University for the Humanities (Department of Museology, History of Art Faculty) and ICOFOM board member, to tell the latest forecasts and share her opinion on the subject.

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Garage in Vienna

Aksenov Family Foundation continues to facilitate the expansion of Russia’s cultural institutions’ presence internationally. Last year the Foundation helped GROUND galleries (part of the Exhibition Halls of Moscow Association), Praktika theatre, and MediaArtLab in conjunction with Manezh to carry out their own non-profit projects at the viennacontemporary fair. This year, it is the Garage Museum of Contemporary Arts that has a stand at the Viennese fair.

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Conference on the future of museums

On September 20, 2016, Aksenov Family Foundation and Avesta Group co-organized a conference ‘Is There a Future for Museums?’, which was hosted by MuseumsQuartier Wien and took place within the viennacontemporary week.

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