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Francisco Infante-Arana. From the Dynamic Spirals cycle. 1964. Construction of Spiral Number 1. Watercolor on paper. Property of the author.
6 april 2017—7 august 2017

The project that includes art pieces from 1960s to present time is aimed to investigate the concept of the structure (from Latin structura ‎- a fitting together, adjustment, building). Seen as characteristics of the form it acquires pure philosophical meaning. The large-scale and profound “discussion on formalism” will be carried out in the exhibition spaces of the Marble palace.

The exhibition underlines the relevance of the art of “pure” forms and present the models and matrix of the structures that were widely used in the art of previous and present centuries and became its key motifs (grid, crystal, chain, spiral etc.) It comprises works from the collection of the Russian museum, Novy museum (St.Petersburg), Museum of Organic Culture (Kolomna), private collections and artist’s workshops.

The exhibition is opening at 4 PM.


Alexander Kozhin. Blue River. 2000. Fiberboard, cord, paper, pastel. State Russian Museum. Alexei Kostroma. Nano 720. 2012. Canvas, invisible colors, eggshell (fragment). Museum of Organic Culture, Kolomna. Oleg and Olga Tatarintsev. Repository. 2013. Technical porcelain, ceramic glazes, metal. Property of the authors.  Vitaly Pushnitsky. Structure of Rotation. 2009. Wood. From the Dynamic Structures series. Property of the author. Victor Votskiy. Interpretation of Text in the Space of Non linear Structure. Space refraction. 2014. Cardboard, plexiglass (black). State Russian Museum. Kirill Alexandrov. Tesserakt (Cube in fourth dimension). Dedicated to Mikhail Matyushin. 2015. Painted wood. Private collection, Moscow.

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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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