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28 July 12:00

Pavilion, New Holland Island


Year: 2013

Director: Andrey Kachalyan

Country: Russia

Duration: 32 minutes

«Interview» focuses on the artist’s experience of failure. It begins as a piece about successful public people, entrepreneurs and businessmen. Then it considers how impossible this all is from a professional point of view (in terms of problems in the manufacturing sector and the artist’s suitability), and gradually leads to a reflection on the difficulties of socializing a young artist. The artist’s attempts to apply existing criteria for success to his own life, or to somehow borrow strategies of successful behavior, come to naught. All that is left to the artist is to proclaim his inability to meet his own needs while remaining within the art system.

фото Andrey Kachalyan

Andrey Kachalyan

Artist, filmmaker

Andrey Kachalian was born in 1977 in Rostov-on-Don, lives and works in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia in 2013 and finished a one-year course at The Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna in 2014. He was a Kandinsky's prize nominee, 2013 and "Laurel" Award nominee, 2016. Resident of "Out of Joint" Laboratory of the Cultural Center "ZIL" in 2019. Exhibitions and shows include projects at the opening of the 23rd Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction in New York 2016, International film festival "2morrow/Zavtra", 2012, III Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2013, Andrey Tarkovsky "Zerkalo" international film festival, 2013, VI Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2015, International Film Festival “Artdokfest ”2016, 2017, Riga International Film Festival 2017.