Evgeny Antufiev

  • VAC Cabaret Kultura
  • Image courtesy Evgeny Antufiev

    Courtesy Evgeny Antufiev

Past Event

This event was on Fri 16 Sep, 8pm

Moscow-based artist Evgeny Antufiev performs as special guest at CABARET KULTURA with V-A-C Live (15-17 September 2016)a series of experimental events inspired by Russian early-twentieth century avant-garde theatre.

Antufiev creates an absurdist and humorous lottery game featuring his objects-as-gifts in a playfully dark performance Dead Nation: Bingo Version, taking place in Russian artist Sergey Sapozhnikov’s site-specific stage design.

With additional performances by Joanna Dudley, Sasha Pirogova, Alevtina Kakhidze and Alexandra Galkina, introduced by Dusty Limits.

Ticket price includes a free drink courtesy of ZIMA Russian Street Food and Bar. Cabaret-style seating (non-reserved).


Joanna Dudley and William Kentridge stage A Guided Tour of the Exhibition: For Soprano with Handbag. Conceived by the Berlin-based performer and singer with the South African artist, this work gives a voice to the works in the exhibition William Kentridge: Thick Time, fighting against interpretation, demanding their right to be provisional and unstable.

Sasha Pirogova’s choreographic intervention plants dancers throughout the audience who weave through the space to create a parallel dimension of movement and meaning.

Special Guest: Evgeny Antufiev presents Dead Nation: Bingo Version.

Alevtina Kakhidze acts as a compère of art-world insider knowledge, whispering rumours and stories with the audience to create Again About the Artists in 3 Acts.

Alexandra Galkina performs Feast In Shot Stories as the avatar-masked DJ Galqueena, exploring a hundred years of artists’ music through the lens of avant-garde pioneers shown on screen.

About Evgeny Antufiev

Evgeny Antufiev was born in 1986 in Kyzyl, Tuva. He studied at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow. In 2009, he was awarded the Kandinsky Prize for ‘Young Artist. Project of the Year’.

His exhibitions include Ostalgia. New Museum, New York, 2011; Garden of Eden, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Twelve, wood, dolphin, knife, bowl, mask, crystal, bones and marble – fusion. Exploring materials, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia; Immortality forever. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow; Eternal garden (with priest Martin Rush), Wasserkirhe, Manifesta 11, Zurich. He lives and works in Moscow.