Miami, Bass Museum of Art

Enthusiasm for Russian contemporary art is still storming ahead. As Art Basel Miami Beach opens this week, the globe-trotting art crowd is also making its way to visit this show at the Bass Museum of Art. It has been curated by Olga Sviblova, director of Moscow's Multimedia Art Museum and the curator behind the highly acclaimed Russian Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale. It spotlights artists that came to prominence in the 1980s-1990s and the promising younger generation.

As you'd expect, AES+F – stars of the last Russian Pavilion – are included. AES+F (Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich, Evgeny Svyatsky and Vladimir Fridkes) are showing a collage of video and digital photography that blends images of corpses in a morgue with those of haute couture dresses. Andrei Molodkin is presenting a mixed media installation comprising an acrylic sculpture filled with crude oil that spells out the word democracy. Tubes of oil are attached to a barrel of oil. The show also features works by Alexander Ponomarev, Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov, Dmitri Gutov, Alexei Kostroma and younger artists such as Julia Milner, Rostan Tavasiev, Haim Sokol and MishMash Project.

December 4, 2008, through February 8, 2009
2121 Park Avenue (in Collins Park)
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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