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IN MEMORY OF VLADISLAV MAMYSHEV-MONRO

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IN MEMORY OF VLADISLAV MAMYSHEV-MONRO
12 april 2013—27 may 2013
This small exhibition is a peculiar dedication to memory of Petersburg artist Vladislav Mamyshev who tragically died this year. Mamyshev who got his pseudo-name after his favorite actress Merlin Monroe, he became one of first artists-performansists on post-soviet territory. He created performance also from his life, genially transformed himself into different heroes.

The artist had started his career during his appearing in the Popular Mechanic orchestra created by artist Sergey Kurekhin at the end of the 1980's and at the same time had taken participation in the exhibition of contemporary art. Since 1989 Monroe had been the permanent leader of the "Pirate Television" that he created together with Juris Lesnik and Timur Novikov. the "Pirate Television" had enlightened the alternative news of cultural life of Leningrad. The Russian Museum owns the Unfortunate Life (1993) series where the history of Merlin Monroe is presented on the background of St. Petersburg architecture. In 1997 Mamyshev presented in Russian Museum the Russian Questions project, where he had turned to the most painful problems of contemporary life. In 2006 Mamyshev-Monroe played the role of famous Soviet actress Lubov Orlova in the new versia of Volga-Volga film (deputy directors P.Labazov and A.Silvestrov). This version was awarded with the Premium named after Vasiliy Kandinsky in 2007. Artist easily tried on the images of Lenin, Shtirliz, Charlie Chaplin, Catherine the Second, Elizabeth and Shakespeare's Poloniy that became the last for him.

The solo exhibition of Mamyshev-Monroe became possible thanks to collaboration of the Russian museum and Petersburg collectors and the artist's friends who had given his art works to this exposition.
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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—30 march 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.

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

29 july 2020—30 november 2020

To mark the 125th anniversary of the Russian Museum, such an exhibition will be shown in all of its palaces, bringing together items of different epochs and donors, including the imperial family (Alexander III, Nicholas II, Grand Dukes), famous patrons of the arts and many others. General sponsor of the exhibition - VTB Bank.

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