The idea to create an Ark belongs to Sergey Bratkov, who created both a sketch and a plan. The role of Noah, who chose the set of artists and their works was played by Mikhail Ovcharenko. There are different styles of contemporary art exhibited.
The artists participating: Evgeniy Antufyev, Oleg Dou, Ivan Gorshkov, Arseniy Zhilyaev, art duo EliKuka, Egor Koshelev, Olga Kroytor, Vlad Kulkov, Taus Mahacheva, Misha Most, Valeria Nibiru, Anna Parkina, Tatyana Peniker, Alexander Povzner, Anastasia Potemkina, Sergey Sapozhnikov, Emir Emir.
The air is filled with talks about the end of the world on December 21, 2012. On the eve of the Apocalypse everybody inevitably draws conclusions. Who will be saved, and what will be saved? "Not everyone will be taken into the future", – Ilya Kabakov once said. Whose works, of which artists of contemporary Russia will survive any catastrophe? This is what "Reload" is about, a group exhibition of young Russian artists, which opened on December 18 in the Red October gallery.
Time eliminates everything which is superfluous. It's the best filter for art as well. It determines the artist's contribution to the world of art and his influence on our future. Some Russian contemporary artists have already gained the status of living classics and have been internationally recognized. However, among the young generation of artists, there are those, whose works are worthy to become a part of cultural heritage.