Dmitry Aske is a Moscow artist and one of the main ideologues of the ‘street wave’ movement. He will talk about how the leading members of certain subcultures are being sought after in the world of art and popular culture, about the difference and relationship between graffiti and street art, and also about points of convergence with contemporary art. He will show the development of these phenomena from the 1960s up to the present day in a global and local context, using examples of famous artists.
Aske began his artistic career in 2000 by drawing graffiti. In the late 2000s he practised graphic design and illustrations. He has cooperated with Nike, Reebok and other famous brands, creating pieces of artwork and graphic designs. According to research carried out by InArt, Aske was the fourth most successful young Russian artist in 2016 by auctioned sales of artwork. Aside from making art, Dmitry leads the online publication Vltramarine and conducts lectures on graffiti and street art.
The talk is part of the public programme of the ‘Wall Elements’ exhibition on view at Manege until August 26, 2018. Free entry.
The event is in partnership with RuArts Foundation, Moscow.