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LENINGRADSKY PHOTOUNDERGROUND

29 november 2007—20 february 2008
For the first time the Russian Museum presents the oeuvres of the independent photographers of Leningradsky underground of the 1960s and 1980s. The exhibition acquaints viewers with the Russian photographs that didn't correspond with the official ideological mainstream of those years and couldn't be shown at the exhibition or published in press. The viewers can see the unique artworks by 14 authors (Boris Kudryakov, Gennady Prihodko, Leonid Bogdanov, Boris Smelov, Olga Korsunova, Vladimir Okulov, Slava Mikhaylov, Valentin Til Maria Samarin, Nicolay Matrenin, Sergey Falin, Anatoly Shishkov, Sergey Podgorkov, Lev Zvyagin, Evgeny Antonenko), who made a photograph only of what they want. They looked for the new language in art. This is the 'work' with rubbish as the worthy of art object; mysticism and absurdity of Saint Petersburg by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Nicolay Gogol; Leningrad and its beggarly life before the 'empire's' decline; Saint Petersburg unique precincts in profitable houses; nude figures as an archetype of nature and an object for a formal search; diverse forms of transformation of representation; abstract photograph etc. The exhibition is the continuation of the National Art of the 1960s and 1980s large project. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue in English and Russian.
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Boris Lurie. American Nonconformist

Boris Lurie. American Nonconformist

29 august—11 november 2019

Leningrad-born survivor of Nazi concentration camps, member of New York avant-garde scene of the 1950s and 1960s, Boris Lurie touches upon the most sensitive, problematic and hot issues, such as consumer society, Nazi crimes against humanity, and the reflection of sexuality in mass consciousness.

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The St. Petersburg Governorate in photographs from the 1860‒1910s from the collection of the Russian Museum

The St. Petersburg Governorate in photographs from the 1860‒1910s from the collection of the Russian Museum

30 may—19 august 2019

From the series “Traveling around Russian Empire”. The exhibition presents the image of St. Petersburg Governorate in professional and amateur photographs, as well as postcards depicting the man-made and natural sights of the area, the local population and the events of everyday life.

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