WINTER SOLTICE 2017 (OSLO, NORWAY)
The Winter Solstice is an art project and happening; a night exhibition and
cross-disciplinary event materializing in Oslo during the longest night of the year.
HOUSE OF FOUNDATION (MOSS, NO)
SOLO EXHIBITION BY DIMITRI LURIE & BEATE PETERSEN
Dimitri Lurie er opprinnelig fra St. Petersburg, og har bodd i Oslo siden 1998. Han arbeider med eksperimentell kortfilm, dokumentar og installasjoner i offentlige rom. Han har studert filosofi og teologi i sin hjemby og var gjestekunstner på Statens Kunstakademi i Oslo. Han har vist arbeidene sine en hel rekke steder i inn- og utland, og har også vunnet flere priser blant annet i 2007 vant han Norges Rederiforbundets kunstpris på Høstutstillingen.
Beate Petersen er utdannet billedkunster ved Statens Kunstakademi i Oslo i 2001, og arbeider med tegning, video og dokumentar, samt som skribent, blant annet for Billedkunst, kunstkritikk.no og Ny Tid.
Helt siden Beate Petersen var gjestestudent ved Repin-akademiet i St Petersburg i 1997, har hun arbeidet med tematikker knyttet til Russland. Hun har skrevet en rekke artikler og katalogtekster om den ortodokse sangens opprinnelse, oppbygning og historiske utvikling, blant annet i boken «Musikk og Mysterium» redigert av Erling Gulbrandsen og Øyvind Varkøy.
Beate Petersen og Dimitri Lurie har samarbeidet en rekke ganger med filmprosjekter, og i tillegg har de skrevet flere artikler og intervjuer om russisk film, filosofi, kunst og religion. På House of Foundation vil de videreføre tematikken de begge lenge har vært opptatt av i en video- og dokumentarutstilling. Her vil Petersen og Lurie nærme seg ulike aspekter ved den russiske forestillingsverdenen.
I den firekanals videoinstallasjonen «Conversions» lar de en og samme person fremføre en ortodoks hymne polyfont med seg selv, ut ifra en idé om at hver stemme symboliserer ulike sider ved menneskets væren. I filmen «Hermit» av Dimitri Lurie følger vi en mann som jobber på en avsides meteorologisk stasjon ved Ladoga-innsjøen. I sin nyeste film «Between C.&D» fortsetter Dimitri å utforske de metafysiske aspekter av livet. I Beate Petersens kortdokumentar «Den tredje dagen», fra en begravelsesmesse i Moskva, ser man hvordan døden blir skrevet inn i en rituell, estetisk form, mens dokumentaren om Russlands hellige dårer, som er under arbeid, gir et innblikk i et særegent mystisk, maktkritisk fenomen. Og endelig, i kortfilmen «The Aftertaste», som var Lurie og Petersens første samarbeidsprosjekt, og som er filmet på 35 mm i St Petersburg, tar de blant annet for seg møtet med døden og lysten på noe søtt.
14 October - 14 November' 2014, "The Other Capital" in the Museum of Moscow
Dmitri Lurie is among the 68 contemporary artists whose works are displayed in The Museum of Moscow under the exhibition titled "The Other Capital". The exhibition is conceived as a metaphor and an alternative plan for the city of St. Petersburg, collected from the works of important for its art scene authors. Paintings, installations, objects, multi-media and photography were selected by curators of the two cities - Eugene Kikodze (Museum of Moscow) and Olesya Turkina (The State Russian Museum) who're defining the key theme of this project as "artists understanding of their cultural background and heritage, the city of St. Petersburg is famous for." Among the participants are only modern artists representing different generations of unofficial art and important currents of the St. Petersburg underground from the 60-th to the present days.
Organized by: The Museum of Moscow, St. Petersburg' branch of the National Centre for Contemporrary Art - NCCA and the art gallery Anna Nova.
Lurie's appearance at the opening of this project was made possible with a support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Moscow.
22. August - 07. September, Central exhibition hall "Manezh", St.Petersburg
Тhe videoinstallation "Conversions" was on display as within an exhibition project "Manifest. Pulse 1." that took place at the central exhibition hall "Manezh" in St. Petersburg.
The appearence of our work at the exhibition is made possible with an International support from OCA - office for contemporary art Norway and the General Norwegian consulate in St. Petersburg.
July 2014: A new creative documentary by Dimitri Lurie "Hermit" is one 127 works selected out of 2 256 for the second round of the Norway's National Art Exhibition - "126. Høstutstillingen".
The film portrays a socially isolated man - a meteorologist living and serving in the voluntarily exile on a remote northern isle.
14 - 28. March, Atopia - film & video art gallery, Oslo
Dimitri Lurie presents his work "Ginger Space Waltz" at the exhibition "Ginger-Brain-Logic" curated by Farhad Kalantari.
28. March The finissag and Artist Talk along with Inger Lise Hansen in conversation with the exhibiting artis.
24 October, Messer Chups live at the rock club "Revolver", Oslo
Dimitri Lure has produced and presented the very first gig in Oslo of the legendery surf-rock band "Messer Chups" (St. Petersburg)
The support band of the night were the young musicians from Volda (Norway) "My Descending Ark" for whom the concert at Revolver turned to be a debut in the capital town.
8. February, Gislaveds Konsthall, Sweden
Through the year Dimitri Lurie' film "Refraction" has been screened within a video program "Changing Landscapes" curated by Victoria Ilyushkina at the following art festivals and events:
8 feb. - 9 march, Black Box, Gislaveds Konsthall in Sweden.
3. July, Video art Festival Miden 2014 in Kalamata, Greece.
25. June, The Youth Educational Center of The State Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
17 - 18. June 5.3 Art Vilnius, Conference Hall, Vilnius, Litauen.
8 feb. - 9 march, Black Box, Gislaveds Konsthall, Sweden.
18 December, "Capital of Nowhere", New Museum of Modern Art, St. Petersburg.
14. November, Cyberfest, Platoon Kunsthalle, Berlin
Held annually since 2007, CYBERFEST is the first and biggest festival for technologically based art in Russia. This year, it will be held from 12 to 17 November at The WYE in Kreuzberg, Berlin.
The festival's video program "Changing Landscapes", including Lurie's "Refraction", will be screened on 14. November at 19.30 at Platoon Kunsthalle - Berlin, Schönhauser Allee 9.
25 - 31 August 2013, Kansk, Siberia
The jury of "The XII. International Kansk Video Festival" awarded with special diploma "For the awakening of nostalgia to an event that hasn't yet happened", Dimitri Lurie's film "Refraction".
The film premiered in August 2012 in the competition program of "The 8-th International Festival of Short and Animation Film "Open Cinema" in St. Petersburg.
Since then it was shown at various film festivals and art exhibitions around the globe.
14. May, Oslo
The jury of the Norway's National Аrt Еxhibition - "126. Høstutstillingen" announced outcome of the 1 selection: Dimitri Lurie with the film "A Sense of a Maze"
is one of 144 artists selected for the second round out of 2300 applicants.
The creative documentary "A Sense of a Maze" (52 min) - was released in November 2010 in Dom Kino of St. Petersburg at the International Film Festival "XIII. DeboshirFilm - Pure Dreams". Where the jury has awarded our work with the distinction «For the authors' highly poetic cinema message.
3 May - 10 July, Palazzo Foscari, Venice
"Refraction" is screened at athe joint new-media exhibition "Capital of Nowhere" held in Venice by CSAR and Cyland during the time of the Venice Biennale.
20-21 April, 12.00-18.00. Oslo Open 2013
Dimitri Lurie & Vera Mokhova are once again participating in the annual art festival Oslo Open. We open doors to our studio & showroom and welcome respectable public to meet our work. Our studio is on the list for a guided tour.
Film "A Sense of a Maze" will be screened at UKS cinema under the Oslo Open's video program.
23 March, 16:30 "Open Cinema Club", Dom Benua, Saint-Petersburg.
Our film "Flashes of Persia" is shown under the program "Masala mama" - short films from India, Iran, Singapore and Thailand introduced by the Open Cinema Club.
19 Jan. - 23 March, Smiths Row Gallery, England:
Dimitri Lurie took part in a joint exhibition "Flicker: Artist & Super 8" - a homage to the art of Super 8-mm film. The exhibition aims to showcase the diverse use of Super 8 in contemporary artistic practice, from installations and performances through to film screenings and talks. Along with work of the contemporary artists and filmmakers on display was a film by Derek Jarman.
The exhibition is a 'Pick of the Week' in "Guardian Guide". Review at East Anglian Daily Times
9 - 10 March, Oslo international church music festival,
Vera Mokhova stands back the baroque costumes for a church concert-performance "Vivaldi for children".
Our short film "Aftertaste" is taking part in an on-line film festival Humanity Explored, arranged by Cultural Unplugged studios of the LinkTV channel.
Here film viewers from all over the world can watch, vote and support the storytellers they like.
Vera Mokhova designed costumes for this year' series of a popular TV show for kids - "Julemorgen / Christmas morning" produced by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation - NRK.
Three video works by Dimitri Lurie - "Samsara-Vertigo", "The ginger space waltz" and "Turbulent sacrifice" - will be screened in the program presented by the Media Art Lab Cyland at the 3rd edition of the Video Guerrilha festival in Brazil run by the cultural organization Videofarm.
1 session: November 22, 23 and 24, 2012 – Rua Augusta in São Paulo
2 session: April 20 and 21, 2013 – Complexo Cultural da República in Brasília
3 session: July 24, 25 and 26, 2013 – Arcos da Lapa in Rio de Janeiro