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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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Solomon Yudovin. Siege Graphics from the Russian Museum Collection and Collection of Evgeny Gerasimov

Solomon Yudovin. Siege Graphics from the Russian Museum Collection and Collection of Evgeny Gerasimov

24 january—13 may 2019

The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad. The artist witnessed and experienced the siege, one of the most tragic events of the Second World War, firsthand.

Lazar Khidekel (1904–1986). Towards the History of the Russian Avant-Garde

Lazar Khidekel (1904–1986). Towards the History of the Russian Avant-Garde

21 november 2018—14 january 2019

The exhibition will present over 80 works by Lazar Khidekel — a prominent figure of the Russian avant-garde — from the collection of the architect's family.

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