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PRAVOSLAV SOVAK

20 september 2007—22 october 2007
Artist, engraver and master of drawing Pravoslav Sovak was born in 1926, Bohemia. Since the 1970s he is considered to be one of the most outstanding artists of his generation. Retrospective shows in the Kupferstichkabinett (Berlin, 1994) and Albertina (Vienna, 1998) testify to the importance of his oeuvre. Now the artist lives and works in Switzerland, Hergiswil. The Russian Museum presents the retrospective show of works by Sovak. It displays more than 200 works, including graphic sheets in different techniques as well as drawings and digital photographs on paper and aluminum. The exhibition also introduces the works created by the artist in Czechoslovakia before he left it in 1968. American have subjects prevailed in Sovak's oeuvre since the 1970s. For many years Sovak had been creating his Museum Works, one of the most important part of his oeuvre. When museums were closed Sovak arranged groups of visitors in front of the chosen exhibits and took photographs. Later these photographs became the base for the artworks with Sovak's comments on the history of art. The catalogue, published by Palace Editions and Wienand (Cologne), displays all the artworks of the exhibition. Hans-Peter Riese, curator of the exhibition, is the publisher of the catalogue as well.
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Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

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I See a Darkness
Joao Onofre
2007

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Andrey Bliok

Andrey Bliok

6 december 2017—5 march 2018

A solo exhibition of 80 painting and 20 graphic works by Andrey N. Bliok, bearer of the honorary title People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. Bliok’s oeuvre takes its origin from the high traditions of the Western European classical art and the Russian realism, transformed by the individual world perception of a painter of today.

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