plus works by Olga Bozhko, Petr Filippov, Vladimir Ivanchuk, Olia
Lialina, Stas Shuripa shown at ABC gallery-office in 2004-2006.
Art Business Consulting (Maxim Iliukhin, Mikhail Kosolapov, Natasha
Struchkova) graduated from the first and the most interesting class of
the New Art Strategies school. At that time Russia’s economy was going
through radical change, so many of the students had to combine art
practice with regular job, mostly of office type. Many students have
worked in the office, but only these three found the optimal balance
between art and reality. The office became their issue which they were
working on. Each group member transforms, masters or repels the office
thing with all the body of ideas and forms. Basically the previous
sentence should be in the past continuous. For each of them the
metaphysics of the office is a theme so meticulously studied, that I
find myself following it as if it was a detective thriller. They have
opened the gallery-office ABC - to show projects by young artists, many
of whom are quite far from the main office theme.