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STEPHAN SPICHER

1 february 2007—30 april 2007
The one-man show of the Swiss artist Stephan Spicher presents more than forty works from the Blossom series (2006). The art critics define the school in which Stephan Spicher works as Minimalism (concerning the works of the period of linear compositions) and as Abstract Expressionism (concerning his recent works). Both schools are aimed at abandoning representation and the use of reductionist strategies. The works from the Blossom series exhibited in the Russian Museum represent abstract formulae, colour arabesque: the concept is realized with the help of pure painting - the dramaturgy of the line, patch and colour. There is no representation, no manifestations of the mimetic. At the same time the artist is clearly concerned by the relationship with the organic. In order to visualise this relationship, he chooses a special channel, which is not mimetic, but mythical-poetic. So if one pole of Spicher's art is reduction to pure abstraction, the other is the sensation of the processional and inclusion in the natural. Stephan Spicher was born in Basel (Switzerland) in 1950. Studied under an Italian painter B. Assenza in the Art Academy in Basel. Spicher created his first black and white works in Berlin in 1982, which later underlay several large-scale cycles. In 1986 he worked in Japan at painting panels for two- and three-part pictorial compositions. 1992 - studied and worked in an art studio on the Bali Island (Indonesia) within the framework of the Christoph Merian Foundation programme. 1993 - new series of works by Spicher - Space and Counterspace; 1996 - his first work on zinc.
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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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