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Opening Reception | Andréa Stanislav: Cosmist Reconstructions – Memories of Earth

Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free – $13

Surmatants – Mars Rising, 2021
Image from three channel video installation, original music by Jesse Gelaznik.

Join us in celebrating the opening Andréa Stanislav: Cosmist Reconstructions – Memories of Earth at The Museum of Russian Art.  Refreshments will be available for your enjoyment. 

TMORA Members FREE | General Admission $13 | Senior Admission (65+) $11 | Student Admission with ID $5 | Children under 14 FREE


We will require all guests to present proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending this event. Proof of vaccination or a negative test result must be shown when entering the Museum.

Being fully vaccinated means completing your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the event date. Proof of vaccination includes bringing a physical card or showing a digital photo of your vaccination card.

Proof of a negative test result includes bringing a printed or digital copy of your test results.

All guests and staff will be required to wear masks inside the venue. This follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent recommendation that everyone should wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status.

About the Exhibition:

Andréa Stanislav: Cosmist Reconstructions – Memories of Earth

Andréa Stanislav is an American contemporary visual artist, based in New York City. Her practice spans sculpture, video installation, and public art. Andréa received a M.F.A. from Alfred University, NY, and a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Stanislav’s work has been exhibited and collected internationally at museums, galleries, public commissions, and art fairs, including solo exhibitions at the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Cosmonautics – Moscow, and Saint Louis Art Museum. She is the recipient of NCCA Residency – St. Petersburg; and McKnight Artists Fellowship, amongst others.

Artist Statement:

My transdisplinary practice melds sculpture, collage, and immersive media installation via a layered vocabulary of visual associations, and physical actions. Historical and conceptual informants are anchored in Russian Cosimist thought. I question the architecture of empires through the trajectory of space exploration — systems built on human capital, promising Utopic (or Dystopic) futures. The past, present and future are reflected through a spectacle of grace, horror, and the unexpected. Formally, I exploit the motifs of authority. Using symbolic structures, such as obelisks, monoliths and columns, I invoke monumentality. But, in my manipulation of these traditional markers, I disrupt their signal. I want my work to upend the myths they embody, to question the reverence that the forms inspire. Working with composers and choreographers, dance and music activates constructions of light, reflection, and movement — ultimately creating an evocative physicality of ideas where the participant questions their position in the present and future.

Andréa Stanislav, Cosmist Reconstructions – Memories of Earth

Main Gallery, Fireside Gallery

October 30, 2021–February 27,2022


Saturday, October 30, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free – $13


5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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