|Alexander Reznikov Collection at Art Moscow 2009|
ALEXANDER REZNIKOV COLLECTION
PRESENTED AT THE ART MOSCOW 2009
For Alexander Reznikov, the Russian real-estate developer, the passion to collect art began with purchases of works by the second Russian avant-garde. Parallel to that, he focused his interest on young artists both from Russia and Austria, his adoptive country. The contemporary art from the two countries, which is comprised in his collection, will now be made accessible to the public in exhibitions and permanent loans, as well as in the form of donations to art institutions. In the spring of 2009 the collection was shown for the first time in Austria at the Künstlerhaus k/haus in Vienna.
The following artists are represented in the collection:
AES+F, Aleksey Buldakov & David Ter-Oganyan, Asgar/Gabriel, Heinrich Dunst, Vasilena Gankovska, Ludmilla Gorlova, Tillmann Kaiser, Anastasia Khoroshilova, Andreas Leikauf, Ulrike Lienbacher, Vladimir Logutov, Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Julie Monaco, Nikolaus Moser, Aleksander Petlura, Katrin Plavcak, Markus Reiter, Gia Rigvava, Kyrill Rubcov, Martin Schnur, Esther Stocker, Maja Vukoje, Rainer Wölzl, Erwin Wurm and Leo Zogmayer .
Quite separate from his personal preferences as an art collector, he launched the ALEXANDER REZNIKOV AWARD for artists below the age of 35, in cooperation with artmagazine.cc, the online magazine, and Galerie Ernst Hilger / hilger contemporary, Vienna. The prize is awarded in the form of three purchases for a total amount of 30,000 euros and was awarded for the first time in 2008.
The works selected from the ALEXANDER REZNIKOV COLLECTION, which are shown at the Art Moscow 2009, represent an encounter between young Russian and Austrian art and Russian Non-Conformists GET CONNECTED.
Galerie Ernst Hilger
at Art Moscow 2009
Julie Monaco, mc 01_5, 2007, c-print, 75 x 150 cm
Aleksander Petlura, 2000, From the Series: The Empire of Things, c-print, 100x140 cm
Nikolaus Moser, O.T., 2000, oil on canvas, 200x180 cm