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Ruth Baumgarte

Ruth Baumgarte. His Land. 1997. Oil on canvas. 120 x 150 cm
5 september—22 october 2018
The exhibition of works by renowned German artist Ruth Baumgarte (1923–2013) marking the 95th anniversary of the artist’s birth presents Baumgarte’s African series created over many decades of her travels across the continent. 

Ruth Baumgarte grew up in a theatrical family with a long history; she received professional art education and, in her early years, used to work primarily as an illustrator. In the 1950s, she first visited Africa and began to explore the continent. At that time, Africa was a terra incognita, an exotic land for a European person. From the early 1980s on, Baumgarte began to come to Africa on a regular basis, staying in rural South Eastern areas for several months at a time. 

Her trips gave her an opportunity to learn how people lived on the continent and to see how Africa changed. Baumgarte’s works are not a mere admiration of beautiful landscapes, but a glimpse into the emotional life of local people,  their relationships and everyday life in a situation of constant social and political turmoil. 

Ruth Baumgarte. Burning Sky. 1998. Oil on canvas. 118 x 140 cm Ruth Baumgarte. African Vision. 1999. Oil on canvas. 120 x 140 cm Ruth Baumgarte. Red Flowers Africa I. 1988.  89 x 66 cm Ruth Baumgarte. Misunderstanding. 1993. Oil on cardboard. 137 x 98 cm

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Igor and Ekaterina Pestov

Igor and Ekaterina Pestov

13 september—29 october 2018

A retrospective exhibition of works by Igor and Ekaterina Pestov focusing on the most burning issues of today’s world: consumption, spiritual void, aggression, and human vulnerability.

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Andrei Volkov. The Preservation of Time

Andrei Volkov. The Preservation of Time

19 july—27 august 2018

Andrei Volkov is now one of the most radical abstract painters among Russian artists. His compositions, distinguished by the materiality of color, juxtapose depth and surface, dynamic and static, the space of painting and the space of reality mirrored in it.

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