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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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Edward Bekkerman: Heaven

Edward Bekkerman: Heaven

30 november 2017—12 february 2018

American artist Edward Bekkerman focuses on the unseen universe all around us, inhabited by angels and overrun with fantastic flowers. He renders symbolistic subjects in the art brut style merging the material and coloristic, and the ethereal and spiritual.

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Andrei Tarkovsky. Artist of Space

Andrei Tarkovsky. Artist of Space

20 september—20 november 2017

The exhibition is dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986), famous Russian filmmaker and film director. A renowned master of cinema, Tarkovsky gained international recognition during his lifetime. He is considered the creator of a new language in cinematic art, having introduced new aesthetics and philosophy to it and influenced its further development.

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