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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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Sean Scully. Facing East

Sean Scully. Facing East

3 march—9 may 2018

This large-scale exhibition of Sean Scully’s work allows Russian viewers to get acquainted for the first time with the development of the artist’s work from the late 1960s to the present day. In Scully's artistic system, the best plastic traditions of the early 20th-century avant-garde have found their development, combined with complex metaphysical philosophy from the Ancient Greeks to theorists of the present day.

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In Search of a Modern Style. Leningrad from the Mid-1950s to the Mid-1960s

In Search of a Modern Style. Leningrad from the Mid-1950s to the Mid-1960s

28 february—16 april 2018

The exhibition aims to trace the process of formation of a conventional visual language of the “thaw” period, known as Modern Style. Comprising of more than 200 works of decorative and applied arts, graphic art, painting, and sculpture, it provides comprehensive insight into a particular facet of Soviet Modernism.

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