Владимир Чернышев. Без названия, 2022. Бумага, сажа, воск
Владимир Чернышев. Без названия, 2022. Бумага, сажа, воск
Date: August 26 — November 20, 2022
Venue: Vadim Sidur Museum, 37A Novogireyevskaya Street

Vadim Sidur Museum and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art together with the Artwin Gallery are proud to introduce a solo project by Vladimir Chernyshev, Last But One on Earth. The graphic works and site-specific installation created by the artist exclusively for the museum space also find points of intersection with the heritage of Vadim Sidur. In the field of his artistic reflection since the 1970s, reflections on the dystopian scenario of the future as a reflection of the gloomy historical background of the era arise.

Last But One on Earth project reminds of an outline, an artistic note in the diary of a nameless traveler who finds herself in a post-apocalyptic world. In this scenario, man himself gradually sinks into the depths, finding himself on the verge of extinction. It is no coincidence that the most modern of the materials that Chernyshev uses is tar, a peculiar fragment, an echo of industrial civilization, while the soot used in the graphics refers to fire, one of the first sources of proto-artistic materials.

According to Vladimir Chernyshev, «the viewers seem to find themselves on a page of an unfinished text and look together with the invisible author to where a dim light pierces between the tarred bottoms of the boats drifting side by side. What are they: lifeboats or funeral boats? Who are they waiting for: us, those left on the bottom, or those on the surface? And who are we: inhabitants of the underwater depths or deadweight thrown overboard?»


Vladimir Chernyshev (born in 1992, Nizhny Novgorod) alternates studio practices with the creation of land-art works. The artist’s graphic and pictorial works, objects and installations are united by a complex process of constructing a sense of nature. The dramaturgy of the projects is built on the contrast between the natural and the human, both in the holistic artistic images and in the materials used in their creation. His countryside projects include paintings and installations. For painting works Chernyshev makes special objects from boards, and in graphics he uses his signature technique of scraping on copy paper. Vladimir Chernyshev participated in the Manifesta European Biennale of Contemporary Art and in the Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, he was included in the long and short lists of the Russian awards in the field of contemporary art. In 2017 he won a grant from the Garage Museum, and in 2021 he was a finalist in the category Young Artist. Project of the Year of the Kandinsky Prize.

Solo exhibitions and projects: In the Shadow of the Landscape (together with Ustina Yakovleva; Artwin Gallery, Moscow, 2021), Gudron and Gnomes (FUTURO Gallery, Nizhny Novgorod, 2019), Tabula (together with Artem Filatov; Artwin Gallery, Moscow, 2015), Forgotten Village (Studenaya Workshop, Nizhny Novgorod).

Selected group exhibitions and projects: Thinking Landscape (Museum of Moscow, 2022), Point 55.754630, 37.638530 (GRUND Solyanka Gallery, Moscow, 2022), Andrei Grositsky. Objectivity (Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2021), Nemoskva is not far off (Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, 2020), International traveling symposium Nemoskva (Russia, 2018), System of Coordinates (CLB, Berlin, 2017), Life of the Living (State Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2017), Fresh Layer (Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod; PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, 2017), Museum of Great Expectations (Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod, 2015), Artmosphere Street Art Biennale (ARTPLAY design center, Moscow, 2014), Etudes of Optimism (Cadet Corps, Saint Petersburg, 2014), IV Moscow Biennale for Young Art (Museum of Moscow, 2014), Crosspoint (Nizhny Novgorod State Exhibition Complex, 2010).



Moscow Artwin Gallery was founded in June 2012 by Mariana Guber-Gogova. The main mission of the gallery is to support and promote young artists from Russia and the CIS countries working in a variety of media, from painting to video art. Artwin Gallery takes an active part in the international art life, organizing and supporting exhibitions abroad and participating in international fairs such as The Armory Show (New York), Art Dubai, Art Central (Hong Kong).


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