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Reza Derakshani

Tree of life. 2010.
25 may 2016—1 august 2016

The Russian Museum presents a retrospective of works by the prominent contemporary Iranian artist Reza Derakshani. The first solo exhibition of the painter, musician and performance artist, widely known in his homeland as well as in Europe and the USA, took place in Tehran when the artist was nineteen. Since then Reza Derakshani has been represented in gallery shows and museum exhibitions all over the world. In his art, he explores the themes and techniques of traditional Persian art while reflecting upon the Italian colorist and American abstract expressionist traditions. This multifaceted cultural background creates an idiosyncratic artistic style through which the artist creates his own poetic and mythological reality filled with individual emotions and recollections.

Iranian art is soon to become the newest trend in contemporary art. By organizing this exhibition, the Russian Museum aims to be at the vanguard of the movement and bring the finest artists from the country to Russian and international audiences.

The exhibition is opening at 4 PM







The Rose and the Black Bird. Black sand and gold on canvas. 2013. Knot by knot, knot is taut. Mixed media on original Persian carpet, mounted on board. 2008-2013. Titanic 1979. 2013.

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Millennials in Contemporary Russian Art

Millennials in Contemporary Russian Art

4 march—14 june 2021

Millennials or Generation Y - those who were born in the 1980s-1990s and entered the new millennium at a young age. This generation is characterized by the difficult self-identification and the attention to the problem of self-presentation, reflected in the authors' attempt to talk more about their individual experiences, their fears, traumas or fantasy worlds.

The Light of Learning: Publishing and Educational Posters from the Collection of the Russian Museum

The Light of Learning: Publishing and Educational Posters from the Collection of the Russian Museum

16 december 2020—5 april 2021

The exhibition features posters from the collection of the Russian Museum, relating to education in Russia in the first third of the twentieth century. The exposition includes about 120 works of agitation art of the widest thematic range - from narrow advertising in bookstores, publishing houses and libraries to large-scale propaganda of reading, getting knowledge and education.

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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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