When garments, decorations, and accessories are created by talented artists, they begin telling stories and even pave the ways to the future.
The Center for Contemporary Art MARS welcomes you to the international art project, Innovative Costume of the XXI Century ; The Next Generation hosted by the A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum and the State Historical Museum.
The Center for Contemporary Art MARS is an enthusiastic promoter of the new ideas and trends in the field of fashion design and technology, constantly showcasing artwork of the Russian and International designers, created in the style of Avant-Garde, using innovative technologies, and unconventional materials.
Within the framework of the project, Innovative Costume of the XXI Century: The Next Generation, The Center for Contemporary Art MARS will show new ideas, innovative use of materials, and the introduction of modern technologies. The exhibition Innovating Design and New Technologies develops a dialogue on current issues in the field of modern costume. Innovative Design and New Technologies, is a satellite exhibition of the international project Innovative Costume of the XXI Century: The Next Generation, produced due the collaboration between the A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theater Museum, OISTAT (International Organization of Scenographers, Theater Architects and Technicians), the State Historical Museum in Moscow, USITT (United States Institute of Theater Technology), CMU (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), NACTA (Academy of Chinese Theater Arts, China), TATT (Taiwan Association of Theater Technology, Taiwan), the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, and the Center for Contemporary Art MARS
All designers that take part in the new exhibition are united by a deep knowledge of art, talent, and the desire to saturate the fashion zeitgeist. The Center for Contemporary Art MARS expands the possibilities of perception of fashion art objects for its viewers using for this the opportunity of VR-technologies. Thermoplastic, paper, polyurethane tubes, silicone… Is it possible to imagine that works of art can be created from such materials? In the Center for Contemporary Art MARS are presented: look of cyberpunk style, fantasy costumes, that inspired by the avant-garde, and world of futurism.
In turn, exhibits of the Center for Contemporary Art MARS collection will be presented at the A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum and the State Historical Museum. For the project from the Center for Contemporary Art MARS, together with custom designers like – Erica Grey, Flora Miranda and Jianni Molaro, will be presented works from regular members of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia, leading Russian couriers: Julia Kosyak, Alice Gagarina, Elena Zemtcova, Alexandra Stepanova, and of course, avant-garde custom designers – Roman Ermakov and Venera Kazarova. In the Center for Contemporary Art MARS exhibition will be presented custom designers from Italy, Great Britain, Poland, and China.
Igor Roussanoff – Artistic Director of the project Innovative Costume of the XXI Century: The Next Generation, artist, designer, fashion/costume historian, international curator.
Roman Ermakov – Curator of the exhibition, costume designer, artist, sculptor, author of performances and alive sculptures, member of the modern exhibition movement.