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NO BARRIERS. RUSSIAN ART. 1985–2000

With participation of:
  • Peter and Irena Ludwig Foundation
Supported by:
  • Sistema Finance Investments
  • OJSC Mobile TeleSystems
  • NOVATEK
  • Group of companies “UNIDENT”
ERIK BULATOV MEMENTO PHOTOGRAPH. 1984–1985 OIL ON CANVAS. 120 X 180 COLLECTION OF VIKTOR BONDARENKO, MOSCOW
5 december 2012—11 march 2013
The aim of the exhibition is to present the Russian art at the end of the 20th century that was a turning point in its development. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union the art got the opportunity to exist without the barriers of censorship and outside the ideological framework. As the result there the non-structured diversity had appeared where the very different artists had found themselves in the similar situation of free self-determination.
The basis of the exposition forms the paintings and sculptures - the views of art that had experienced in this period most significant transformations. This conception is stipulated by the specific character of collection of the Russian Museum and also by the possibility of revealing the contrasts of traditions and innovations in the art of the 1985–2000 years.
The sections of the exhibition are formed about the junctions of meanings where the images, signs, moods and waiting of this time are concentrated. That is why the exposition without barriers unites the works of the representatives of different trends and generations in wide stylistic and semantic diapason (Zurab Tsereteli, Grisha Bruskin, Tatyana Nazarenko, Olga Bulgakova, Konstantin Zvezdochetov, Evsey Moiseenko, Igor Obrosov, Timur Novikov, Oleg Kulik, Geliy Korzhev, artists of the so-called New-Russian Wave, Erik Bulatov, artists of the Mitki Group and the others). The works from the Russian Museum are presented alongside with the works from the artists’ studios and also from the state and private collections of Moscow, St. Petersburg and foreign countries.   

HELIUM KORZHEV STAND UP, IVAN! 1997 OIL ON CANVAS. 131.5 X 193 INSTITUTE OF RUSSIAN REALIST ART, MOSCOW KONSTANTIN ZVEZDOCHETOV HOW BEAUTIFUL OUR UNION IS. 1989 OIL ON CANVAS. 160 X 200 COLLECTION OF THE SEPHEROT FOUNDATION ALEXANDER SOKOLOV RUSSIAN LYRE. 1985 WOOD, STONE, ROPE, METAL AND READY-MADE. 133 X 126 X 40 PROPERTY OF THE ARTIST’S FAMILY, MOSCOW ERIK BULATOV MEMENTO PHOTOGRAPH. 1984–1985 OIL ON CANVAS. 120 X 180 COLLECTION OF VIKTOR BONDARENKO, MOSCOW EVSEI MOISEENKO GOLGOTHA. 1988 OIL ON CANVAS. 200 X 145 RUSSIAN MUSEUM NATALIA NESTEROVA THE CRUCIFIXION. 1994 OIL ON CANVAS. 70 X 140 COLLECTION OF VIKTOR BONDARENKO, MOSCOW OLGA BULGAKOVA JUGGLER. 1985 OIL ON CANVAS. 160 X 100 COLLECTION OF VIKTOR BONDARENKO, MOSCOW

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Igor Grabar. For the 150th Anniversary of the Artist's Birth

22 july—20 september 2021

The exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the artist presents more than 120 paintings made in 1880s - 1950s. The exposition will include works from 17 Russian museums, as well as private collections in both Russian capitals.

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Ivan Shishkin. 1832–1898

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The work of Ivan Shishkin (1832–1898) occupies a special place in history of Russian art. The major exhibition from the funds of the Russian Museum will provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the unique talent of the greatest master of Russian landscape in all its diversity.

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