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Ruth Baumgarte

Ruth Baumgarte. His Land. 1997. Oil on canvas. 120 x 150 cm
5 september 2018—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 Tcholaria. Taming the Chaos

Igor Tcholaria. Taming the Chaos

23 september—7 november 2022

Taming the Chaos, a solo exhibition of the work of Igor Tcholaria, numbers some 60 paintings, graphic artworks and sculptures. Igor Tcholaria was born in Abkhazia, which stretches along the coast of the Black Sea. He received his basic grounding in art at the Sukhumi Art School, and subsequently continued his education in Leningrad, at the Vera Mukhina School and the Academy of Arts.

Armchairs, chairs and stools in Russian art of the 18th-20th centuries

Armchairs, chairs and stools in Russian art of the 18th-20th centuries

18 august 2022—9 january 2023

This exhibition will introduce viewers to the furniture preserved in the Russian Museum, a collection the public is not very familiar with. It will also open up a new perspective on well-known Russian works of art. What kinds of chairs exist? What are they made of? What do people do while seated? What poses do they adopt? What does an empty chair mean? A synthesis of painting, graphic art, sculpture, applied art, and design, the Russian Museum’s exhibition stimulates ideas on these questions and more.

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