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Antonina Fathullina (Drobjashchenko). Silence or Big Trees. 2012. Cardboard.
18 june 2014—1 september 2014
The new exhibition of the Russian Museum will bring together over 100 sculptural works created from paper. Among 60 participants of exhibition are the sculptors, painters, graphics and designers from St. Petersburg and Moscow. They are working in different trends and techniques, but they are united by use of paper as the basic material for artistic work. One of them prefer to work with pure list of whatman, the other - with newspaper or cardboard and uses the means of collage, papier-mache and different colour decisions. The special interest gains the objects executed in the technique of "author's paper" that is prepared by artist and has different effects of facture. The content of exhibition is the overcoming of two-dimensional surface of paper and transformation of the latter in the sculptural volume. In comparison with another traditional materials- metal or stone, the paper for the sculptor is easier to work with. That gives the author an opportunity to convey the immediate impressions and to present the imperceptible images and ideas. The motifs and subjects for these works are suggested for the author by the material itself - by paper that has its history and secrets.

Adelaida Pologova. Alexander Pushkin. 1990’s. Paper, wooden frame. Valery Orlov. From the Remembrances-1966 series. 2005. Author’s paper. Viktor Grachev. Touch. 2007. Cardboard. Dmitry Kaminker. Soldier-fundamentalist, Killing the Ballerinas of Bolshoi Theater. 2012. Cardboard, tempera. Elena Gubanova, Ivan Govorkov. Object. 2000’s. Paper, wood. Elena Preis. Two. 2005. Paper. Elena Surovtseva. Head in Red. 2006. Oleg Kudryashov. Island. 2007-2013. Dry point, paper, watercolors, gouache Andrei Lyublinsky, Maria Zaborovskaya. Collective Action. 2013.

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Russian Daily Life in the Sculpture of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Russian Daily Life in the Sculpture of the 19th and 20th Centuries

22 november 2018—14 january 2019

The exhibition presents a “cross-section of Russian life” in genre scuplture from the mid-19th century to the present day.

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Timur Novikov (1958–2002). On the 60th anniversary of the artist’s birth

Timur Novikov (1958–2002). On the 60th anniversary of the artist’s birth

24 september—12 november 2018

The exhibition of seven works from the collection of the Russian Museum is a tribute to the memory of Timur Novikov, an outstanding artist and cultural figure of the late 20th century.

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