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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Salzburg Festival 2016

The third special programme for the Russian Friends of the Salzburg Festival ran August 6th through 9th in Salzburg. The programme, which included the most spectacular musical and concert events of the 2016 Festival Season, guided tours, and lectures, was organised by the Festival in collaboration with Aksenov Family Foundation.

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Archstoyanie 2016

Archstoyanie 2016 had its 11th consecutive run this year. The organisers framed the main theme as the concept of asylum, returning to the original role of Nikola-Lenivets as an asylum for the artists and architects seeking freedom and solitude. Aksenov Family Foundation was a partner in the educational programme of the festival curated by Antonio Geusa, a PhD in Media Arts, critic, and video-art specialist.

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V Moscow Biennale for Young Art

The Moscow International Biennale for Young Art ran at Trekhgornaya Manufaktura in summer 2016. Aksenov Family Foundation supported the discussion and educational programme ‘Digital Ecology: Art after Internet’ held as a part of the biennale.

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Olga Chernysheva at Manifesta

In 2016, Aksevov Family Foundation continues to support Olga Chernysheva’s participation in Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, which opened in June in Zurich.

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