Art Activism archive

The Art Activism Archive is composed of the archives of activist artists Dmitry Grin, Evgeniya Zubchenko, Matvei Krylov (Skif), and Tatyana Sushenkova, gathered from 2009 to 2017 in Moscow, St Petersburg, and other Russian cities.

Featuring photos and videos taken on professional as well as amateur cameras, the archives contain documentation of art activism, performances, interventions, events, lectures and discussions, workshops, punk concerts, and poetry readings, as well as institutional and independent exhibitions and other art projects. Subjects cover a wide spectrum of grassroots initiatives, such as minority support projects, women’s rights, solidarity with political prisoners, and environmental issues. The archive contains unique footage of the preparation of actions and other projects and gives insight into the daily activities at artist studios and squats‑exhibitions, rehearsals, parties, concerts, activist and art trips.

Part of the archive is devoted to the documentation of important socio‑political events, such as the ecological and political protests in Khimki Forest and at Chistye Prudy, mass rallies and marches in Moscow, street actions, picketing, clashes with the police and ultra‑right activists, court trials, and campaigns in support of political prisoners.

Along with photographs and videos, the archives contain printed and electronic documents including press releases, event programs with lists of participants, exhibition labels, interviews, zine layouts, posters, sticker designs, press clippings, budget estimates, floor plans, timelines of political and art events, as well as leaflets, banners, sketches, and other materials used in protests.

About the artists:

Dmitry Grin (b. 1976, Moscow) is an artist and activist.

Evgeniya Zubchenko (b. 1984, Moscow) is a photographer, videographer, and activist.

Matvei Krylov (Skif) (b. 1989, Gay, Orenburg Oblast) is an artist, photographer, videographer, and activist.

Tatyana Sushenkova (b. 1978, Moscow) is an artist, photographer, videographer, and activist.

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Yeltsin Center

  • Marina Sokolovskaya Archive

Centre for Culture CC19

  • Centre for Culture CC19 Archive

Nizhniy Tagil State Museum of Fine Arts

  • Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts Archive
  • Nizhny Tagil Artists’ Foundation

Togliatti Museum of Fine Art, Russia

  • Togliatti Museum of Fine Arts archive

Museum of contemporary art PERMM

  • Museum of contemporary art “PERMM” foundation

Typography Center for Contemporary Art, Russia

  • Typography Center for Contemporary Art archive
  • Sochi Art Scene Archive

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia

  • Alexei Shchusev archive (The Archive of the All‑Russia Agricultural and Artisanal Industrial Exhibition)
  • Andrei Erofeev archive
  • Margarita Masterkova‑Tupitsynа and Viktor Agamov‑Tupitsyn archive
  • Francisco Infante‑Arana Archive
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  • Garage Museum of Contemporary Art institutional archive
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  • Andrei Khlobystin archive
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  • Viktor Pivovarov archive
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  • Trips Out of Town archive and MANI Buchgalterium Anthology
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  • The archive of Artem Loskutov and the action Monstration
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  • ZIP Group Archive
  • Andrei Monastyrski's video diary
  • Garage Interviews
  • Anthologies of the Moscow Archive of New Art (MANI)
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  • Galeev Gallery Archive
  • Articles on the subject of art from Russian newspapers, 1900s‑1920s
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The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, USA

  • Moscow Archive of New Art

The Research Centre for East European Studies (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa), Germany

  • Boris Groys and Natalya Nikitina archive
  • Igor Golomshtok archive

Victoria Gallery

  • Victoria gallery archive
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