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Absolute calm. Photographic works by Urgen Klauke

23 august 2001—15 october 2001
The exhibition presents the works of the contemporary German artist, photographer, performansist Urgen Klauke for the first time in Russia. In the history of the development of German photography in 1970-1990-ies U.Klauke undertook the role of a innovator. He was one of the first who gave an impetus in early 1970-ies to the radical change of photography as a mere documental media into the new and independent language of art. He made his own body the central theme of his early works, thus having determined the body-art development. In the mid 1970-ies U.Klauke impressed public with his bright performances, the majority of which became the material for his photographic works. He united performance, body-art and photography into a new phenomenon and personified the transition from modernism to postmodernism. Since late 1980-ies the artist doesn't include the image of his body and face into his photo series. This period of work is devoted to depicting objects and emotions bound with them. The third global period of his creative work is characterized by the rejection of reality: instead of objects and people U.Klauke makes compositions of the traces of light on the screen. This evolution is documented in his 'Prosecuritas' cycle, which takes its honorable place in the German art history.
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Home and Family. Images of Peaceful Life

Home and Family. Images of Peaceful Life

16 december 2022—12 june 2023

The Russian Museum exhibition project Artists on War and Peace can be seen as a diptych comprised of two exhibitions: Images of Military Life in Russian Art of the 16th to 20th Centuries and Home and Family. Images of Peaceful Life. They explore two existential aspects of human life perceived as polar opposites. The first half of the diptych features scenes of everyday life during wartime, while the other focuses on the theme of the home and family as guardian of the moral values of the Russian people.

Images of Military Life in Russian Art from the 16th to the 20th Centuries

Images of Military Life in Russian Art from the 16th to the 20th Centuries

20 october 2022—9 may 2023

Images of Military Life is an extensive exhibition featuring icons, paintings, sculptures, and applied and decorative artworks from the 16th through 20th centuries, most of them extracted from the museum’s repositories. It continues the Russian Museum’s time-honoured tradition of offering the public, from time to time, a broader perspective on its treasures and the magnitude of its collections.

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