01/24: Yuri Avvakumov - MiSCeLLaNeouS

Yuri Avvakumov (born 1957) is an architect, artist and designer.

Since 1984 he has been a participant, curator and organizer of Paper Architecture exhibitions in Ljubljana, Paris, Milan, London, Frankfurt, Antwerp, Cologne, Brussels, Zurich, Cambridge, Austin, and Moscow. The concept of paper architecture, which Avvakumov himself introduced into the vocabulary of art criticism, has entered the history of architecture and also the history of modern Russian art, as a genre of conceptual design in the USSR of the 80's.

Between 1996 and 2000 Avvakumov's installation "Russian Utopia: a Depository" devoted to designs of Russian architecture which were never built has been displayed at the Venice Biennial, the Dutch Architectural Institute, Rotterdam, the State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, the Museum Exhibition Center, Volgograd, and the Russian State Museum in Saint Petersburg.

Selected works from his series Temporary Monuments have been exhibited at museums and galleries in Moscow, Washington, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Cologne, Karlsruhe, Friedrichshafen, Venice, and Milan from 1998 to 2000.

From 1996 to 1999 Avvakumov curated and designed exhibitions of the Moscow House of Photography. He took up photography professionally in 1999.

The exhibition MiSCeLLaNeouS illustrates Avvakumov's interest in constructivist photography on the one hand and in the city as a complex environmental organism on the other. The photographic themes which he prefers, just as in his architectural and artistic designs are wooden scaffolding and cranes, staircases and fences, trolleybus cables and advertising legends, engineering constructions and historical monuments, walls and bridges. The symbolic, typological, historical and cultural layers together depict the living urban fabric, whose essence falls under the lens of the photographer and architect.


02/24: Ilya Utkin - melancholy

03/24: Igor Palmin - in PARTS

04/24: Yuri Palmin - ChertaNovo

05/24: Boris Tombak - Gt ILLUSION

06/24: Alexander Ermolaev - FRAGMENTs 58/00

07/24: Sergey Leontiev - the TOWER

08/24: Igor Moukhin - MOSCOW light

09/24: Valery Orlov - ForbiddenCity

10/24: Oleg Smirnov - Hero_City

11/24: Michael Rozanov - FLYOVER

12/24: Anatoly Erin - v. GLAZOVO

13/24: Dmitry Konradt - Wells'n'Walls

14/24: Alexander Slyusarev - conSEQUENCES

15/24: Valery Sirovsky - Cathedral_City

16/24: Semyon Faibisovich - my WINDOWS

17/24: Richard Pare - Russian Constructivism: a Province

18/24: Evgeny Nesterov - FACTORY

19/24: Vladislav Efimov - On the Leninist Path

20/24: Katia Golitsyna - sideSTREET

21/24: Vladimir Kupriyanov - OUTLINES

22/24: Dennis Letbetter - MOSCOW/2

23/24: V. Nilin - W C

24/24: Carl de Keyzer - ZONA

25/24: Marina Tsurtsumia - the VAULT

26/24: Sergei Chilikov - difFERences

27/24: Natalie Jernovskaya - ACADEMY

28/24: Alexei Shulgin - MONTAGE

29/24: Andras Fekete - Establishing Shots

30/24: Vladimir Antoschenkov - MASONRY

31/24: Academy of Architecture - MARKhI

32/24: Igor Chepikov - Resort City

33/24: Alexey Naroditsky - MAR ino

34/24: Igor Lebedev - SPBaroque

35/24: Alexander Brodsky - unDeveloped

36/24: Alexander Djikia - Upper Point