Aid Fund

Donations to the Chto Delat? Aid Fund

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Because of the repressive regulation of all NGO and non-profit organizations in Russia, Chto Delat functions as an informal workgroup with no official registration. Our economy is based on a variety of personal grants and self-financing. In the past, we  managed to continue working on our publications and on-line resources by raising money from art projects and production of art work. However, this does not always give us the necessary independence to match the urgency of local activist knowledge production.

To do so, we are establishing a Chto Delat? Aid Fund.

In the current moment, we need to support Rosa’s House of Culture and broader variety of local activist and militant research workgroups and individuals.

We hope that your solidarity and contributions will make it possible to finance collaborations with initiatives that otherwise have no chance of receiving private or state support in Russia.

If you have an idea or want to donate but don’t know how, please contact us at: All donations will be registered and the donor will receive regular information on how the money was spent.

We have one German Bank account that is managed together by members of the core group, Olga Egorova & Dmitry Vilensky
Swift Iban: DE09 1007 0024 0120 9741 00

BLZ 100 700 24
NR Account 1209741 00

Deutsche Bank
Berlin, Alexander Platz

also you can use a PAYPAL account connected with email of 


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The Urgent Need to Struggle, Zine & Exhibition a project by Nikolay Oleynikov (2010, Gallery Paperworks, Moscow)

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О выставке “Острая необходимость борьбы” рассказывает её автор – художник Николай Олейников. Это некая альтернативная линия видения проблемы фашизма и антифашистского движения с 20-х годов по сию минуту. О современном искусстве читайте в разделе Культура сайта “Частный корреспондент”:


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Когда необходимо сказать мы: искусство как практики солидарности /выставочный проект/

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Exhibition project

When it is urgent to say WE

a project of Laboratory of Critical Art at

European Univercity, Sain Petersburg

Документация выставки

Проведенные в рамках выставки мероприятия:

29 мая в помещении выставки “Искусство как практики солидарности” в Европейском Университете состоялось обнародование крафт-книги Романа Осминкина Товарищ-вещь

голос: Роман Осминкин / гитара: Антон Командиров

Также выступила активистская группа “Аркадий Коц

стихи: Александр Бренер / голос, гитара: Кирилл Медведев / клавиши: Олег Журавлев

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Борьба на два фронта

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Книга о «маоистском» периоде Годара, вышедшая в «Свободном марксистском    издательстве»

Борьба на два фронта
Жан-Люк Годар и группа Дзига Вертов. 1968 — 1972

Москва, 2010, 111 стр.

Составление : Кирилл Медведев, Кирилл Адибеков.

Перевод: Кирилл Адибеков, Борис Нелепо, Станислав Дорошенко, Кирилл Медведев,

Марксистский период в творчестве Годара некоторыми воспринимается как одна из   причуд его эксцентричного гения, другими — как лишнее доказательство того, что  подлинное новаторство в искусстве невозможно вне связи с освободительной политикой  и левой мыслью. Точно можно сказать одно: интуиция Годара привела художника в нужное время в нужные обстоятельства, и за несколько лет, прежде чем заодно с большинством интеллектуалов разочароваться в прямом политическом действии он сумел не только кардинально обновить собственное искусство, но, что важнее, существенно и глубоко, а вовсе не на уровне поверхностных веяний и конъюнктуры, развить критическую, брехтианскую линию в левом искусстве и арт-теории. В книге собраны материалы, связанные с этим периодом.

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The First Open 48-hours May Congress-Commune of creative workers will take place in Moscow, April 29-30, 2010.

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In the course of the two days, artists, researchers, translators, teachers, curators, union leaders, journalists, writers and musicians from all over the country will take part in several round-table discussions, talk-marathons, poetry readings and concerts. In the recent years, most of the participants have been part of important artistic and research initiatives that address the social and economic situation of creative professionals in contemporary Russian society. As neo-liberalism continues to establish its hold, its ugly manifestations are becoming a daily reality for all of us. Not only are exploitation and lack of freedom taking on increasingly elaborate forms, but also the very resourcefulness and the creative potential of an artist or researcher are appropriated and capitalized on by employers. It is against this backdrop that the issues raised by the phenomenon of precarious labor are becoming ever more pressing. It is our conviction that the reassessment of precarious workers’ position in today’s economic structure calls for a joint action in search of a new cultural space and an alternative educational platform outside of and beyond the fraudulent logic of the neo-liberal market economy. Alongside the struggle against the injustice at a work-place, collective advocacy of civil rights within professional unions, and the street-politics of manifestations and protests we are now making another crucial step towards the re-examination of our position and therefore, towards change. The May Congress builds on and develops the experience of several earlier projects, such as “Drift. Narvskaya Zastava” (St. Petersburg – Moscow, 2004-2005), “Self-Education(s)” (exhibition, Moscow, 2006), “68.08. Street Politics” (exhibition, Moscow, 2008) and “Leftist art. Leftist history. Leftist philosophy. Leftist poetry.” (seminar, Nizhny Novgorod, 2009) among others. The Congress proceedings will be organized around two main thematic clusters: LABOR and SELF-ORGANIZATION. The third, practice-oriented, part will take place in the morning, on May 1, the International Workers’ Day that celebrates unity and solidarity, when the Congress participants will walk out into the streets of Moscow to form their own joyful and creative column.

The Congress will provide modest dorm-like accommodations for its participants on the premises of Proekt-Fabrika.

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