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EUGENE ABEZGAUZ

14 october 2009—10 november 2009

Eugene Abezgauz was born in 1939 in Leningrad. In 1973 he graduated the Leningrad Vera Muhina College for Industrial Design with the painter-designer qualification. At the end of 1976 Abezgauz emigrated to Israel - the documations for emigration were given up in 1972, but only in 1976 his activity as the nonconform-painter was the impuls for the government to give him the permission for the emigration.

The exhibition activity of Abezgauz envelop hundreds of expositions: from the small apartment-exhibitions of the Leningrad underground to such final historic expositions as "From Gulag to Glasnost. Nonconformist Art of the Soviet Union" (The Art Museum of the Simmerli University Rutgers, New Jersy, 1995) and "Russian-Jewish painters in the century of changes. 1890-1990" (Jewish museum, New York, 1995). Abezgauz is known as the founder of the "Alef" group. Its members declared the disagreement with the late Soviet art and national policy.

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Aidan Salakhova. From the New Saints Series.

Aidan Salakhova. From the New Saints Series.

24 june—25 october 2021

Aidan Salakhova is a famous Russian painter and sculptor, pedagogue, recent active gallery owner and public figure. Her career in recent years has been marked by sharp turns and a decisive change in artistic reference points, which did not prevent Aidan Salakhova from constantly remaining in the center of attention of both Moscow and the entire world creative audience.

Ivan Sotnikov. Heracles.

Ivan Sotnikov. Heracles.

16 june—19 july 2021

The name of Ivan Sotnikov (1961, Leningrad - 2015, St. Petersburg), artist and priest, marks a specific period of 35 years of St. Petersburg art. The first graphic exhibition of Sotnikov in the Russian Museum displays a cycle of 14 works about the ancient Greek hero Heracles (2012)

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