01/24: Yuri Avvakumov - MiSCeLLaNeouS

02/24: Ilya Utkin - melancholy

Ilya Utkin (born 1955) is an architect and artist. He took part in all the Paper Architecture exhibitions in the 80's and 90's, and won prizes in ten international competitions for architectural ideas. Together with Alexander Brodsky he is the designer of 13 personal layouts in famous museums and galleries. Utkin's work can be seen in numerous private and public collections the world over. On 17 June 2000 at the opening of the VII International Exhibition of Architecture in Venice the jury awarded him a special prize for architectural photography.

"Melancholia" is one of Utkin's photographic series, an independent part of an installation of the same name on display at the Russian Pavilion in the Venice Biennial until the end of October. "Broken houses and churches, a medley of overturned beams and ceilings, layers of peeling plaster, holes, piles of smashed stone, earth, fallen leaves, dead trees. Total decay of the dying and the dead stands before us as a reminder - a memento mori. This is the classic theme of classic art, interpreted by an architect. And through this arises another level of perception of this boundless Ruin, reflecting in a concentrated form the architectural philosophy of this unusual master." (N. Dushkina).

"Melancholia is the inner contemplative condition of the soul. The focus of contemplation is the beauty of the decaying architectural flesh. The inevitability of beauty's departure from culture. The unrepeatable nature of time, stopped in an instant. Melancholia is a creative condition when pure and bright thoughts are born." (I. Utkin).


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