Organizer: Galerie IRAGUI, Gallery “Komnata” with the support of the Embassy of France in Moscow
Curator: Ekatherina Iragui (Russia)
Curator: Alexadra Fau (France)
Participants: «Electronic Shadow» (France): Naziha Mestaoui, Yacine Aït Kaci, 2square (Telepopmusik) - France
The history of the French group Electronic Shadow began in 2000. The architect Naziha Mestaoui and the multimedia director Yacine Aït Kaci gathered their talents to express a world without bounders between the different practices (art, architecture, design, live shows…).
Together they developed a new field, inventing in 2003 the interactive 3D video mapping, and exploring the contemporary links between material world and immaterial, creating a new hybrid reality. Connecting sciences, art and philosophy, Electronic Shadow conceives a personal poetic language, using the last technologies to design emotions and experiences for the audience.
Their work were rewarded by many prices such as Japan Media Art Festival Price in 2004 for «3minutes² », and their installations are shown all over the world (MOMA in New York, the Grand Palais, Palais de Tokyo or Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Tokyo, Biacs - Biennale of Contemporary art of Sevilla, SESI in Sao Paulo, MOCA in Shanghai….). For some specific projects, they collaborate with architects such as Jakob+MacFarlane for the Frac Center Orléans in 2012 or with the choreographer Carolyn Carlson for « Double Vision » (2006). They just had a personal exhibition in Musée Granet of Aix-en-Provence visited by 35 000 people.
For the 4th Biennale of Moscow, they are presenting one of their latest interactive piece « Chaos Theory » (2010) in partnership with the musician 2square (Telepopmusik) who will perform at the opening. In this installation, the spectator is integrated in the show of the nature and physically experiences the forces of the earth and cosmic landscapes.
with the support of the Embassy of France in Moscow
Originated from Paris as a nomad- gallery directed by the curator Ekatherina Iragui, then it stepped forward as a show-room in the Marais quarter. Gallery travelled over France and Russia through a fusion of exhibitions, installations and special events both in art institutions and non-traditional spaces and finally installed in Moscow in March 2008. Ekatherina Iragui participated as the second curator for Christian Boltanski exhibition at the 1st Moscow Biennale.
Galerie Iragui presents Russian artists at the European art scene, prompts their participation in international projects and integration in the global art context, and brings from Europe to Russia brand new trends of contemporary art.
A gallery space located in the Moscow theatre "School of Modern Play".
Created by the theater artist Aleksej Tregubov a year ago.
Paintings, graphics, sculptures, collages, installations and more, "The Room" is a place for experiments, shooting and playing movies, readings and singing.
Ekatherina Iragui (gallerist, curator, organizer of cultural events, artistic director of the «Galerie Iragui» from 2008)
Alexandra Fau (art critique, curator of art contemporary projects, professor of history of arts (ESAD Amiens), member of the Selection Committee of Salon of contemporary drawings (“Drawing Now” Paris)