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Sasha Okun. Where Art Thou?

Sasha Okun. Man fighting a wasp off. 2016
27 june—29 july 2019
Sasha Okun is a famous Jerusalem artist, a teacher at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, art historian, writer, journalist, author of novels, short stories, local history and cooking books.

Born in 1949 in Leningrad, as a child he studied painting at the legendary studio of S.D. Levin at the Palace of Pioneers. In 1971, he graduated from the Faculty of Industrial Design (1971) of the V.I. Mukhina School (now the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design). In the 1970s, he was a member of the Alef group, participated in the famous non-conformist exhibitions at the Gaza House of Culture and Nevsky House of Culture. In 1979, he repatriated to Israel.

The main theme of Okun's art is human physicality embodied in the materiality of painting. Okun is a talented narrator: he renders everyday scenes as parables, maintaining their natural vividness and boldness. Sometimes, he exaggerates physiological details to the point of grotesque, but at the same time, he is far from mocking his characters. On the contrary, Okun's painting is all about the glorification of vitality which exists in spite of any conventions and limitations.

The exhibition at the Russian Museum will feature 33 paintings by the artist.

The exhibition is held with the support of the Consulate General of the State of Israel in St. Petersburg.
Генеральное Консульство Государства Израиль в Санкт-Петербурге

Sasha Okun. The Prodigal Son. 2016 Sasha Okun. Bathing in the Dead Sea. 2017 Sasha Okun. Three Women. 2016

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Nicholas Roerich. In Search of Shambala

Nicholas Roerich. In Search of Shambala

27 september 2019—1 march 2020

An exhibition held at the Malaga Branch of the Russian Museum presents more than seventy paintings by Nicholas Roerich, dedicated to the influence of culture on religion and vice-versa, and reflecting the spiritual quest of the artist.

Anna Akhmatova. Poetry and Life

Anna Akhmatova. Poetry and Life

27 september 2019—1 march 2020

An exhibition held at the Malaga Branch of the Russian Museum presents several portraits of poet Anna Akhmatova in painting, graphics, and sculpture, created by the writer’s contemporaries.

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