The program “German video art in the Russian Museum” is organized in cooperation with Goethe-Institut and “Video-Forum” (Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin). The curators have selected eight pieces of art of video artists from Germany and other countries.
Reflections on the Birth of Venus (Reflexionen über die Geburt der Venus)
1978, 00:21:46, color, sound, PAL,4:3
Born 1943 in Bad Salzdetfurth, lives in Saarbrücken
Ulrike Rosenbach presents the first generation of female contemporary artists who work with video art media From 1970-s onwards in her video art pieces, performances and multimedia installations she investigates the role of woman and its representation in the traditional culture. She forms her video performances by filming her actions and making them part of the sculptural installations. Rosenbach mainly addresses to the feminine images from art history. In her “Reflections on the Birth of Venus”we see the projection of the Sando Botticelli’s painting on the wall, the artist herself, the sand-full shell of the floor and an image of the sea surf. Embedded into the picture of Venus' figure the artist is revolving slowly around herself to the Bob Dylan’s song “Sad-eyed Lady of the Lowlands”. Like the rhythm of change between day and night the turning actress becomes alternatively visible and invisible.
23 january—9 march 2020
The exhibition for the first time reconstructs the history of Leningrad Expressionism in the unity and diversity of the ways of the plastic form development. Presented artworks closely converge, but their authors, as a rule, did not intersect in life.
21 november 2019—14 january 2020
The exhibition of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Nikolai Rybakov presents more than 70 works: paintings, graphic works, and enamels.
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