Order No. 252

Welcome To The Ideal.
Newspaper Edition

ISBN 978–5–600–02969–9. 400×578 mm, 36 pages 144 illustrations.
Edition: 1 970 copies. 690 rub.


Order No. 249

‘Moscow Lights’
...On The Moscow Ave.


Short film for the 2nd Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Garage Museum. Installation view.

The seats reminiscent of the ‘Barrikady’ cinema in Kaliningrad, once a blooming place of an underground artistic scene in the 00s, recently went under possesion of Russian Orthodox Church and dismantled with the building itself. 180×100 cm film poster is digitally printed on an old fabric and assembled from three pieces. It’s a nod to traditional posters made by ‘Reklamfilm’ for the cinema theaters like ‘Barrikady’.

Order No. 260

Benign Duplicates

Acrylic paint on the wall, 4000×3500 mm. Prints No. 159–162, 1000×700 mm (edition of 10 copies). Gluschenkoizdat, 2021.

Order No. 150

Venets. Welcome To The Ideal


ISBN 9–785990–951914. Softcover, 200×260 mm, 320 pages, 500 copies. English. Gluschenkoizdat, 2017.
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THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW (by Owen Hatherley): This wonderful book documents the architectural results of another Soviet anniversary – the celebrations of the centenary of Lenin’s birth in Ulyanovsk, formerly Simbirsk, the small city on the Volga where he was born. Told by the authorities in Moscow that the ‘door would be open’ for them to modernise their mainly wooden, one-storey, Tsarist city for the duration of the celebrations, and that they’d close it immediately when it was over, the local Party rushed to build a Museum, a Library, a Palace of Culture, housing, an Airport and the high-rise Hotel Venets before the tap of money and resources was turned off. In its first year of opening, two Poles, 70 Britons, and more than 3,000 East Germans arrived to stay in the Hotel Venets, and we get to read the inventory of difficult questions they answered (‘can we see how people live in those little wooden houses?’), and find out how hotel staff took it out on the guests.


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»Venez« at MdbK Leipzig

“The group exhibition marking the 15th Marion Ermer Prize for the promotion of young contemporary artists in eastern Germany features work by the award-winners Fine Bieler, Ronny Bulik, Kirill Gluschenko and Jana Schulz. The four artists convinced the jury with their entries in the fields of photography, installation and video art.”

Marion-Ermer Stiftung and Museum der bildenden Kunste Leipzig.
Curated by Elizabeth Youngman
Elizabeth Youngman, “On Behalf of Gluschenkoizdat”: Kirill Gluschenko is not only an artist but also the founder and sole employee of the Gluschenkoizdat publishing house. This, at first glance, is not an unusual combination in the art world. But the publishing house is fictional, although it is all too real in the life and work of the artist. His works are commissioned by Gluschenkoizdat. He does not travel as an artist to the places where his works are created, but as the publisher's representative. Gluschenko thus establishes a constructed framework for himself in which he pursues his artistic work. The artist orientates himself on the Soviet publishing industry of the 1960s to 1980s and, according to his perceptions, tries to recreate the working conditions of the time as authentically as possible. He travels primarily on regional trains and stays in hotels from the Soviet era. Since 2010 Gluschenko publishes his works under the name Gluschenkoizdat and thereby allows his fictitious publishing house to appear in public. As an artist, he sometimes withdraws entirely behind it. However, the playful choice of the name (a combination of his surname Gluschenko with the Russian “izdat” as the final syllable—the short form of “Izdatelstvo,” which means “publishing house” and was part of many earlier Soviet publishing house names) always enables ascription. Read more...