01/24: Yuri Avvakumov - MiSCeLLaNeouS

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

Valeriy Sirovskiy, born in 1939, is an artist. In 1965 he graduated from the Institute of Foreign Languages. From 1965 to 1978 he worked at Mosfilm as an assistant director and actor in the film Red Tent, and in other films with Kalatozov, Ryazanov and Daneliya. His photos, drawings, articles and cartoons have been published in Decorative Art of the USSR, Ogonyok and similar periodicals.

In 1973 he borrowed a camera from an Italian actor friend, and over two days he shot 700 pictures in a 'graveyard' of Italian dolls that had been thrown out (this collection of dolls has long since ceased to exist). From that time he took no more photographs. Then in 2000 he returned to photography "to record on film interests that I have pursued throughout my life." Last year he arranged personal exhibitions in the UNION Gallery (Fotobiennale-2000), Moscow; the Municipal Gallery in Como, Italy; AD Studio d'Arte, Padua; Centro Culturale Q16, Venice; Ruga Rialto, Venice; the Neopaleo Gallery, Venice-Mestre; the Municipal Museum, Gus Khrustalniy; in 2001 he took part in the Forum of Art Initiatives "The Art of Tourism" at the New Manezh, Moscow, and Materia Prima (49 Venice Bienniale), the Monasteries of Salesiani Don Bosco and San Giorgio.

"In the city centre there stands a church. It was built as the tallest building in the city. Several times the church has been burnt, robbed, rebuilt, repaired and restored, and faced the risk of total destruction. The city is a model of the church.

It is described as an architectural miracle, a fabulous 'heavenly city,' a work which concentrates in itself not only the highest attainments of that epoch's architectural thought, but also, as it were, defines the character of the whole of Russian architecture right up to the 18th century: "the church was erected in stone, wholly amazing with its different images and many transformations."

It is said that the conception of the church was based on the idea of the 'church-city' or 'heavenly Jerusalem'. The similarity of its design to those of the 'ideal cities' of the Renaissance has been remarked on. There is a suggestion that German master craftsmen took part in its construction. It is known that all the decorative paintings which appeared both inside and outside the church much later were done by Russian painters. The church symbolized 'the dwellings of the righteous' in which abide the souls of the brave. This architecture of heavenly mansions was made, decorated and is rendered habitable by worldly people. The church is a model of the town. (Yu. Avvakumov)


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