We've visited the newly opened residency in Moscow called rhIZOme, which is supported by the MaxArt Foundation
. The ample residency space has high ceilings, natural light, separate studios and a shared lounge and a kitchen. Four workspaces are intended for use by Moscow artists, while one studio can be used both as a work and living space by artists from Russian regions and abroad. Artists work in the residency for five months.
Artist and co-founder of MaxArt Foundation, Evgenia Voronova
says that it's the first residency project of the Foundation and they are going to continue residency program and intend to collaborate with artists from other cities and countries. Residency program includes both preparation for an exhibition and an educational part consisting of lectures on modern philosophy.
The main curator of MaxArt Foundation, Polina Mogilina
says that the implementation of the residency program has been one of the Foundation's priorities from the very beginning. Receiving such a large number of applications during the open call only confirms the need for the residencies, 'I am deeply convinced that the residency format is one of the most important and effective tools for supporting contemporary artists. I hope that in the very near future we will be able to increase the number of residencies, and therefore the number of opportunities.'