Key event of the project is opening of an exhibition under the title Subjective Visions / Works from the Stella Art Foundation Collection. The collection has recently been presentment at the two outstanding museum spaces: at the Viennese Kunsthistorisches Museum in 2008 and at Ca’ Rezzonico within the parallel program of the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. But it’st is the first time that a presentation of the collection covers works of foreign artists along with Russian authors.
Exposition includes about one hundred works, featuring names like Nikita Alexeyev, Yuri Avvakumov, Yuri Albert, Vagrich Bakhchanian, Alexey Buldakov, Olga Chernysheva, Michael Craig-Martin, Evgenia Emets, Elena Elagina and Igor Makarevich, Alexandra Galkina, Alexander Gnilitsky, Dmitry Gutov, Howtan, Institution of Unstable Thoughts, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Alex Katz, Maria Konstantinova, Joseph Kosuth, Oleg Kulik, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andrey Monastyrsky, Ilya Trushevsky, Stas Polnarev, Dmitry Tsvetkov and Spencer Tunick.
Thalea Stefanidou, curator of the Foundation’s Thessaloniki project, focuses on the key issues of existence of contemporary art and culture, which she formulates in the most general form: “How does an art work emerge? How is a collection ‘built’? How is the content of a collection restructured in relation to new spaces of its reception and the curatorial task?” (...)