Methods of participation: IN PERSON and IN ABSENTIA   

Exhibition dates: December 23, 2023 - January 3, 2024
Registration deadline: until December 22, 2023 (until 15:00)

Opening hours of the exhibition: 12:00-20:00
Opening: December 23, 2023, 18:00.
Award ceremony: January 3, 2024, 13:00.

Venue: Art Gallery "Art Commune" in the mall "Raspberry" (Ryazan, Sobornaya str., 15A, mall "Raspberry", 2nd floor)

Join online broadcasts in VKontakte

registration english


We offer you to abstract and dive into the world of vivid experiences and new emotions. We offer you to experience the beauty and musicality of abstract art. According to its founders it’s the only one able to create a universal picture of the world order. We invite you to become the innovators of the XXI century and express your conception of art, as brave as it was in the twentieth century when the first avant-garde artists established new vision in arts (Kazimir Malevich, Vassily Kandinsky and Mikhail Larionov). Their art opened a new epoch in culture – establishing in our everyday life, finding expression in architecture, fashion, design and modern ideas of urbanism.
Undoubtedly, it’s free art which doesn't obey any dogmas or rules. It managed to serve its dynamism, energy, life, but achieved a certain elitarist status. Ability to rise above the ordinary level of consciousness, to penetrate the artist's intention, expressed by non-objective painting is a challenge not for a crowd, but special spectators – the most sensitive and internally ready for this experience.
Our dive will take place in several levels: 2d works (painting), 3d objects (fashion design) and be called the "fourth dimension" - installations with their movement, the ambiguity of the interpretation and message…




1) Abstraction in painting:
- Suprematism
- Geometrical abstraction
- Neo-expressionism
- Neo-pop art
- Op-art
- Conceptualism
- Abstractionism

2) Abstraction in graphics
- Suprematism
- Geometrical abstraction
- Neo-expressionism
- Op-art
- Conceptualism
- Abstractionism

3) Abstraction in sculpture (- Installations -)
- Suprematist abstraction in sculpture
- Geometric abstraction in sculpture
- Conceptualism in sculpture
- Abstract art in sculpture

4) Abstraction in design
- Environmental design
- Interior design
- Concept in design
- Book design

5) Abstraction in fashion

6) Abstraction in textiles

7) Abstraction in arts and crafts

8) Abstraction in photography
- Microcosm
- Macrocosm
- Idea
- Conceptualism in photography


in the illustrations of the great masters



Planes and lines multicolored and different sizes having basic geometric shapes (straight line, circle, rectangle). Such compositions take on an inner movement and an equilibrated asymmetry.
Kazimir Malevich created the theory of suprematism, it later developed and enhanced by his followers and associates. Malevich rejected the rational understanding of the world, because it is unattainable "All the efforts of the human mind to make the world clear, bright, understandable remain unreachable, because it’s impossible to implement something that do not exist in the universe. Thus if the objective world does not have sense, the artist can not and should not not portray it.
In addition to Malevich, Alexander Rodchenko, Alexandra Exter and others developed the direction.

image002   image004
К.Малевич «Супрематическая композиция» Александр Родченко «Танец»


Geometrical shapes, colored planes, straight and broken lines are combined into non-figurative space, sometimes they are placed outside the illusory space. Rejection of linear perspective, of illusion of the depth of the picture.
Works: Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg.

 image006  image008
Пит Мондриан «Нью-Йорк» Тео ванн Дусбург «Композиция»



The style combining the principles of abstract and figurative art. Variety of lines and shapes, colors and textures. An important role is played by the spontaneity of creativity, automatism. All works together to reveal the image. But there is no aim to facilitate the perception of the viewer. For example Georg Baselitz turned pictures upside down, it complicated as well the understanding of figurative forms in his paintings.
Representatives: Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock. In Russian art Yevgeny Mikhnov-Voitenko. His art is excellent because of the deep spiritual search of Mikhnov-Voitenko who compared his art to the one of icon-painter. His inner eyesight was concentrated on the spiritual world and vision.

 image010  image012
Евгений Михнов-Войтенко «Путь паломника». Джексон Поллок «Маска»



Art producing explosive, shocking effect. Pop art appeared in the 1950s. in the UK, a little later developed in the US. Artists of this direction reproduce the typical objects of modern life (household articles, packaging of goods, pieces of interior, machine parts, etc.), popular printed images of stars, newspaper clippings. This is a product of consumption culture, fixing the signs of ephemeral reality (objects now are short-live). Often artist mock banality, glamour and pathos. Using these materials (a sort of second-hand) artist creates a new and abstract reality, encodes a message to society. .
The most famous artists of Pop Art: Eduardo Paolozzi, Richard Hamilton, Peter Blake. Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol.

 image014  image016
Энди Уорхол «Мерилин Монро» Питер Блейк «The Origins of Pop II»


Art of optical (visual) illusions. It is based on the specificity of the visual perception of plane and spatial figures. It's the optical play: artist wants to deceive or to stimulate the eye of the viewer. Thus, the viewer participates in the art-precessus. Mainly used: geometric shapes, optical effects (dazzle, divided images, a calculated exact location of shapes, colors, brightness and contrast.
Representatives Viktor Vazarelli, Bridget Riley.

 image018  image020
Виктор Вазарелли «Арлекин» Бриджит Райли «Loss»


Intellectual art, mostly ironic, arosed on the opposite to commercial art. Conceptualism - a triumph of ideas over emotions. This idea becomes an aim combining work and study. Supporters of conceptualism leave creating artwork to the announcement through art-objects their ideas. Works are often presented in open areas. An important role is played by instruction to the art object, as it invites the spectator and the author to the dialogue. After watching viewers can produce their own concept different from the author’s. Concentration on idea as a fundamental characteristic of conceptualism allows us to put it in the context of abstract art in general.
The most famous artists of this trend: Joseph Kosuth (basic theoretical), Ilya Kabakov. Anna Hübler Douglas, Robert Barry.

 image022  image024
Джозеф Кошут. «Один и три стула». Илья Кабаков. «Каникулы».



A reality created by artists. Objects break limits of sculpture interacting with the space which are placed in (interactivity). Viewers can be involved in demonstration processbecoming participants not only visitors. The sense of some installations depends on how the audience interact with it. An installation can appeal to different senses, offering a complex of sensations (tactile, auditory, olfactory, visual emotions). It uses audio-visual equipment, any technology and innovation.
Artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Mike Nelson.

 image026  image028
Илья Кабаков «Человек, улетевший в космос из своей квартиры»  Майк Нельсон. «Стамбульский караван-сарай»


The area experienced the most massive and conceptual influence of abstract art in the twentieth century. Interior designers, manufacturers of furniture, household items, textiles were working over these ideas. Thanks to their interpretations we have the interior, which can be called modern. It embodies abstract ideas in 3d: color spots, smooth planes, metal details and constructions (heritage and development of constructivism, 1920-s), simplicity and utility as well. These interiors and objects are democratic, they do not dominate over a person, they create a comfortable environment.

image030 image032




New fashion of the early twentieth century. It is also an experiment with form and color, it is a revolution in a person image, especially woman. We describe several most important steps. This, of course, a new geometric cut of Coco Chanel, simplicity and conciseness of the most famous works of Paul Poiret. Elsa Schiaparelli was the first designer who used the newspaper print, anticipated style of pop art long before it appearance.She also brought into fashion color shocking pink, previously have never been used in clothing. In the post-revolutionary Russian avant-garde works are used in the production of textiles, clothing and household items. It was a real incarnation of the avant-garde, vitally connected with abstract art (Lyubov Popova, Varvara Stepanova). Later discoveries and techniquesof op-art are used in clothing to create an optical effect, beneficial for the presentation of body (for example, in casual and sporty clothes. New forms, materials and colors give the woman a whole new image, which allowed to change the inner world and a social role of a woman; they find the economical autonomy and independence, political rights. Clothing is not only a means of decoration, but also a declaration. This is the base high fashion (Fashion Art, haute couture) appeared and developed on.

 image034  image038
Работы Эльзы Скиапарелли Работы Элис Палмер


Different interpretations of abstract ideas in handmade things. Interior decorations in loft-style (as heir to constructivism), geometrism, color spots. Non-figurative in paintings on silk, textile design etc. Endless figures (pattern) can also be considered as abstract elements. Due to their ambiguity, repetition in different cultures and sacral character they are in fact the oldest examples of abstraction. It has always been a desire to encrypt message or statement in symbols (arcane signs, codes)

 image040  image042
Кельтские узоры и орнаменты Анастасия Беляева. Тарелка «Абстракция».

«Тебе - ещё не родившемуся другу - посвящены мои работы. Они дадут тебе пищу. Они окрылят тебя»
Евгений Михнов-Войтенко

baner abstract 


Партнеры и друзья