Renowned Russian artist Vadim Zakharov (b. 1959, Tajikistan) presents an evening of exhilarating and subversive performance taking inspiration from the book Incomplete & Utter History of Classical Music, by Stephen Fry. From composer Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka (1911) to Marcel Duchamp’s Bottle Rack (1914), Zakharov conceives a humorous journey across time and history, old and new, tradition and contemporaneity.

Vadim Zakharov is an artist, editor, archivist and historian of avant-garde Russian art. He is a founding member of The Moscow Conceptualism group of artists active from the late 1970s, and was a participant of the AptArt Gallery exhibitions (1982–1983). He was awarded the Innovation and the Kandinsky art prizes, and he has shown at the Russian pavilion in the 2013 55th Venice Biennale. Zakharov lives and works between Moscow and Berlin.

Organised in collaboration with V-A-C Live, a performance platform of the V-A-C Foundation, founded in Moscow in 2009, for the international presentation, production and development of Russian contemporary art and culture.