27/24: Natalie Jernovskaya - ACADEMY
Natalie Jernovskaya (1972) - artist. At the age of eight she began to study drawing in the Dzerzhinsky Region Art Studio, Moscow, and at 12 she entered Art School No. 3. For three years from the age of 16 she took private lessons in drawing, painting, composition, and the history of art and literature. In 1991 she entered the New Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, and in 1993 – the School of Curators at Moscow’s Centre of Contemporary Art.
Selected joint exhibitions: 1994 – ART OF DYING, Yakut Gallery, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow. 1996 – NARCISSUS, Metropole Hotel, Moscow. 1997 – FROM THAT LIGHT, Yakut Gallery, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow. NEW RUSSIAN CLASSICISM, New Academy, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow. KING SOLOMON’S MINES, Borisov Studio, Moscow. 1998 – PHOTOBIENNIALE, Moscow House of Photography, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow. NEW RUSSIAN CLASSICISM, Museum of Classical Art, Riga. 250.000 MILES, Yakut Gallery, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow. 1998 – NEW SERIOUS THINGS, Rotunda Gallery, Moscow. 1999 – Design competition for the Venice Bienniale, New Manezh, Moscow. 2000 – PHOTOBIENNIALE, Moscow House of Photography, Central House of Artists, Moscow. WAR AND PEACE, ArtMoscow, Central House of Artists, Moscow. NECROROMANTICISM, Museum of Urban Sculpture, St. Petersburg. NEW RUSSIAN BAROQUE, Gallery James, Moscow.
Personal exhibitions: 1997 – GALLANT STILL-LIFE, NAFA St. Petersburg. 1998 – STRICT YOUNG MAN, NAFA St. Petersburg.
"The 'Academy of Three Distinguished Arts' in St. Petersburg was founded in 1757 by I. I. Shuvalov (1727-1763). The New Academy of Fine Arts was founded in 1989 by Timur Petrovich Novikov (1958-2002). The building for the first of these two academies was built in 1788 by the architects Delamotte and Kokorinov, while the second, in spite of having a postal address, does not have its own building.
Thus one of them is still completely real, with a museum and library, while the other, although it has real students, is Platonic, virtual. And when the students of the New Academy visit the old Academy, they appear there as newcomers from a different world, almost like apparitions. The mirror-like reflection (almost photographic) of the situation consists in the fact that in the building of the real academy the virtual newcomers do not meet with real images of academic art, (sculpture and architecture), but with copies of them (masks and maquettes), in other words with simulacra, or more simply – ghosts. The excursion of apparitions from one world to the house with ghosts of the other is the subject of photosynthesis of three arts, among which painting has long since given way to photography.” (Yu. Avvakumov)