Media installation
St. Petersburg, 2018

The exhibition project “Casts” offers more questions than answers: how does a work of art end up in history, can we say that the original is more valuable than a copy, and what is the relationship between modernity and tradition – is modern art only a copy from the classical original? The exhibition’s structure embodies two approaches to history: a linear classical interpretation expressed in the Museum exposition, and anachronistic stories of the present, which are distributed across the Museum space and, in turn, interact with the nearby casts.

May 20–June 17, 2018
Scientific-Research Museum of the Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg
Curated by Elena Gubanova

Anna Frants

Anna Frants is an internationally known media artist and curator. She graduated from Baron Stieglitz St. Petersburg Academy of Art & Industry and also studied at Pratt Institute School of Advanced Studies in New York.

Anna Frants’ interactive art installations have been exhibited at top venues across the world. Recent highlights from 2009 until the present time include exhibiting in the St. Petersburg Biennial, Moscow Biennial and Polish Biennial, Kuoseino Sato Museum of Contemporary Art (Fukuoka, Japan), The Museum of Art and Design (New York, USA), The State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Chelsea Art Museum (New York, USA), RSProjects (Berlin, Germany), VAP / Gogolfest (Kiev, Ukraine) and Transmediale (Berlin, Germany) as well as participating in a 17 day expedition to The Arctic Circle with The Farm Foundation of Arts and Sciences.

Frants is represented by Borey Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia), Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery (Brooklyn, USA & Berlin, Germany) and Barbarian Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland). Her works can be found in collections of Museum of Art and Design (New York, USA), Kolodzei Art Foundation (New York, USA), Sergey Kuryokhin Center for Modern Art (St. Petersburg, Russia) and private collections.