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Ekaterina Nizovtseva. Book
12 april—18 june 2018
The exhibition project “Sculptor’s Book” is devoted to a medium of artistic expression widely spread and developed in the 20th and 21st centuries, artist’s book, and particularly those of sculptors. 

The exhibition investigates the ways sculptors tackle book as a cultural phenomenon. Contemporary sculptors do this in a variety of ways: by producing unique or limited edition art objects within their publishing practice, by finding inspiration in literary works, including the Russian avant-garde, by creating ‘sculptural illustrations’ to the most famous books, and so on.

The image of a book is one of the most topical and productive subjects for artists to reflect on. A book as a plastic object expresses both imaginal and substantial diversity of the world, our private memory and common historical past. Artists and sculptors create their works in various media, including paper, wood, ceramics, porcelain, bronze, metal, and mixed media. The viewers will see not only traditional sculpture, but also installations and objects. The exhibition includes 60 works by 40 artists: V. Tsivin, M. Kopylkov, A. Krasulin, V. Remishevsky, V. Lukin, B. Vorobyov, A. Kaplan, V. Soskiev, V. Petrovichev, and others. 

The exhibition will also feature two projects for a monument to Joseph Brodsky by V. Tsivin. Both of them are connected to the images of Brodsky’s poetry rather than his personality, which is quite unusual for monumental sculpture but nevertheless important for the cultural landscape of Saint Petersburg. 

Viktor Lukin. Ravaged Alphabet. 2015. Paper, hand-cut. 35 parts. Vladimir Tsivin. Book "Seven spells, prayers, and ritual songs from the poetry of Sumer and Babylonia. 2000. Ceramics Vladimir Tsivin. Book "Seven spells, prayers, and ritual songs from the poetry of Sumer and Babylonia. 2000. Ceramics Andrei Krasulin. Bronze on Mandelshtam. 2008. Bronze. 20 objects varied in size Vladimir Soskiev. Death of Narts. Illustrations to the Nart Saga. 2012. Bronze Mikhail Kopylkov. Victim Books. Ceramics. 1995.

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In Lyubarov’s work, subtle psychologism and attention to detail are artfully combined with the ingenuous expressiveness of naïve art and high professionalism of a skillful painter.  

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Alexei and Andreas Jawlensky. Color Adventures

Alexei and Andreas Jawlensky. Color Adventures

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Alexej von Jawlensky (1864-1941) was a contemporary, associate and friend of Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Munter, Paul Klee and many other famous artists, and yet a talented and original painter himself. The work of his son Andreas is less widely known, but nevertheless notable. The exhibition includes more than 100 paintings, documentary and archive materials.

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