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VLADIMIR GLYNIN


What a pleasure to discover an artist fusing his great talent with knowledge of and respect for history. Vladimir Glynin’s first ever show outside Russia at the Barbarian Art Gallery reveals a strikingly fresh interpretation of his personal experiences in dance and particularly with the Classical Ballet ‘The Seagull’ by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. Yet, John Neumeier’s choreography is not just photographically recorded, as one might expect, it is transmuted into a different mode of perception. Working with the two basic photographic elements, namely light & graphics, Vladimir Glynin applies all other parameters in such a way as to create compositions in his own very reductionary choreography. The bodies of his dancers become reduced to patterns of forms, lines, colours and shapes, their expressions become void, they transform into a kind of energetic beings. Reduced to the max these dancers radiate an essence of condensed patterns and constitute a new virtual reality. Is it his experience of ‘felt sense’ in endless repetitions and in self-discipline during dancing at the highest levels that led him to these essential forms? Re-Constructivism seems an almost necessary and logical terminology for this body of work, even almost bio-logical! The artists intention comes across masterfully: clarity, simplicity, core energy. Kaspar Fleischmann


The Barbarian Art Gallery by Natasha Akhmerova is an international Contemporary Art Gallery located in Zurich and Moscow. The gallery’s main mission has been to bring wider recognition to underappreciated master artists of the post-Soviet period and the desire to bridge the gap between the markets and mentalities of Western and Eastern European Art. Our aim is to promote art which is challenging, edgy and at the forefront of contemporary practice. We present masters who have become established in recent historical time as well as emerging artists who are in a phase of confident self-realisation. The Gallery vigorously supports them in the art market by participating in international exhibitions and art fairs. Further to this we invite critics and curators to comment our activities and participate in our projects. We also publish collector’s catalogues which feature articles by recognized experts in the field. We feel honored of showcasing the Re-Constructivism series in our Zurich based Gallery and of contributing to Glynin’s incredible work with the present publication. Hereby we thank Granite Group for its sponsorship and collaboration. We would also like to thank Kaspar Fleischman for the prompt and careful execution of the book foreword. Moreover we thank the curator Sandra Nedvetskaia and the artist Vladimir Glynin for this great project idea and for the intense teamwork.

Barbarian Art Gallery


The Barbarian Art Gallery as well as the curator of the show Sandra Nedvetskaia are proud to present the newest production by the Russian photo artist Vladimir Glynin (*1975 Moscow). Under the title Re-Constructivism the artist will be showcasing a new series of photos inspired by the oeuvre of Russian avant-garde artists such as Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin and Alexander Rodchenko. The impetus for the creation of the project was the production of the The Seagull by the renowned choreographer, John Neumeier, for the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Musical Theatre. Having photographed ballet dancers for many years, in this project Glynin wanted to move away from the use of motion dynamics and instead show the expression, highlighted by the sharp static poses and the bold graphic lines of the dancer’s bodies. The idea of combining the art of ballet and Russian Avant-Garde in photography intrigued the artist. Similar experiments have been explored in Russia in the 1920s, but survived only through rare sketches for avant-garde productions. In this way Re-Constructivism was born. Natasha Akhmerova / Gallerist

Sandra Nedvetskaia / Curator

Through its open architecture Granite Group is providing clients with its first class personalized advisory services and support. We establish a dialogue that allows us to identify our clients’ situation, aims and needs, and to develop bespoke investment strategies. We take a tailor made, individual approach to managing and handing over the wealth to future generations of the clients. We seek new ways to grasp the future. The arts are one of the most potent means which build bridges between generations, cultures and people. We are delighted to support the young talented photographer, Vladimir Glynin, with his first international project, Re-Constructivism. His artwork echoes his Russian roots, soul and the heritage of ballet, transcending the framework of time and offering a strong contemporary view on constructivist traditions. Granite Group is pleased to partner with Barbarian Art Gallery in the publication of this wonderful book. We hope that it will help to introduce Re-Constructivism to the world of collectors.

Galina Sato / Chairman of the Board of Directors Granite Group


[ From L-R ]

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 026, 2011. GLYNI10594 Unique C-Print 150 x 150 cm ( 59 x 59 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 002, 2011. GLYNI10572 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 048, 2011. GLYNI10614 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 047, 2011. GLYNI10613 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 016, 2011. GLYNI10585 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 018, 2011. GLYNI10587 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 045, 2011. GLYNI10570 C-Print Ed. 1/3 100 x 100 cm ( 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 023 , 2011. GLYNI10591 Unique C-Print 100 x 200 cm ( 39 3/8 x 78 3/4 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 028, 2011. GLYNI10596 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 030, 2011. GLYNI10597 C-Print Ed. 1/3 100 x 100 cm ( 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 036, 2011. GLYNI10602 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 033, 2011. GLYNI10599 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 011, 2011. GLYNI10580 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 050, 2011. GLYNI10616 C-Print Ed. 1/3 100 x 100 cm ( 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 052, 2011. GLYNI10618 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 053 , 2011. GLYNI10619 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )


VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 003, 2011. GLYNI10573 C-Print Ed. 1/3 100 x 100 cm ( 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 004, 2011. GLYNI10574 C-Print Ed. 1/3 100 x 100 cm ( 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 039, 2011. GLYNI10605 C-Print Ed. 1/3 100 x 100 cm ( 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 014, 2011. GLYNI10583 Unique C-Print 100 x 200 cm ( 39 3/8 x 78 3/4 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 024, 2011. GLYNI10592 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 025, 2011. GLYNI10593 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 017, 2011. GLYNI10586 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 054, 2011 GLYNI10620 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 038, 2011. GLYNI10604 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 035, 2011. GLYNI10601 C-Print Ed. 1/3 100 x 100 cm ( 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 012, 2011. GLYNI10581 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 009, 2011. GLYNI10578 C-Print Ed. 1/3 50 x 50 cm ( 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 019, 2011. GLYNI10588 C-Print 100 x 200 cm ( 39 3/8 x 78 3/4 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 027, 2011. GLYNI10595 C-Print Ed. 1/3 100 x 100 cm ( 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 049, 2011. GLYNI10615 C-Print Ed. 1/3 100 x 100 cm ( 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. )

VLADIMIR GLYNIN (*1975) Re-Constructivism 056, 2011. GLYNI10623 C-Print Ed. 1/3 100 x 100 cm ( 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. )


1975 born in Moscow

2008 Cherkhov in Vogue, P.I. Lobachevskaya’s Gallery, Chekhov’s House, Moscow

1995 Starts his career in photography, while working as a ballet dancer in the Bolshoi Theatre;

2003 Fashion & Style in Photography, Moscow Photobiennale, Moscow

At the same time he works for press, big companies, commercial organizations and charitable foundations. lives and works in Moscow Selected Solo Exhibitions 2012 Re-Constructivism, Barbarian Art Gallery, Zurich. 2011 Prophetic dream – Ont the edge of reality, Paralell program of the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, V-art Gallery, Moscow Zoo, Project 3.14 Gallery, Moscow 2009 Hoffman, Triumph Gallery, Moscow Dream, RuArts Gallery, Moscow 2007 Swan Lake, Arma Center, Moscow 2006 Time Present and Its Heroes, within the XIII International Moscow Film Festival, Moscow

2002 From Novinsky to la Ribot, Like&A Gallery, London 1998 Songs of Paradise, Central House of Artists, Moscow 1997 World of Sensual Things, M’ARS Gallery in cooperation with Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Campaigns and Promotional Shots 2010 Art Project for Mercedes Benz, Moscow Art Project for Fuji Film Temptations for Love by Kira Plastinina, Krasny Oktyabr 2009 Art Project for Black Label Johnnie Walker Art Project for Barardi Black 2007 Art Project for new Audi A5 Art Project for Nespresso

1998 Upper Stage, II Moscow Photobiennale, M’ARS Gallery, Moscow

Grants and Prizes 2006 “Astra” in Photograph of the year nomination

1997 Ballet Photos, Angelicos Gallery, Moscow

2003 “Silver Wreath” Winner in Best Young Photographer nomination

Selected Group Exhibitions 2010 Best of Russia, Center of Modern Art, Winzavod

Public and Private Collections MAMM Moscow Renowned international private collections

2009 Views, RuArts Gallery, Moscow Moscow Biennale, M’ARS Gallery, Moscow Art Moscow, Triumph Gallery, M’ARS Gallery, Moscow

Publications Since 1995 Several publications in L’Officiel, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, In Style, Mercury, Icons, GQ, Maxim, Playboy.


Artist Vladimir Glynin Curator Sandra Nedvetskaia Critics Kaspar Fleischmann Natasha Akhmerova Sandra Nedvetskaia Alessandra Ruggieri

Acknowledgements We would like to thank Granite Group and Kaspar Fleischmann for their involvement and support with this project.

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Š Copyright of Barbarian Art Gallery 2012. Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition; Vladimir Glynin, Re-Constructivism, Barbarian Art Gallery, Zurich March 23 - April10, 2012.


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