The program “German video art in the Russian Museum” is organized in cooperation with Goethe-Institut and “Video-Forum” (Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin). The curators have selected eight pieces of art of video artists from Germany and other countries.
Reflections on the Birth of Venus (Reflexionen über die Geburt der Venus)
1978, 00:21:46, color, sound, PAL,4:3
Born 1943 in Bad Salzdetfurth, lives in Saarbrücken
Ulrike Rosenbach presents the first generation of female contemporary artists who work with video art media From 1970-s onwards in her video art pieces, performances and multimedia installations she investigates the role of woman and its representation in the traditional culture. She forms her video performances by filming her actions and making them part of the sculptural installations. Rosenbach mainly addresses to the feminine images from art history. In her “Reflections on the Birth of Venus”we see the projection of the Sando Botticelli’s painting on the wall, the artist herself, the sand-full shell of the floor and an image of the sea surf. Embedded into the picture of Venus' figure the artist is revolving slowly around herself to the Bob Dylan’s song “Sad-eyed Lady of the Lowlands”. Like the rhythm of change between day and night the turning actress becomes alternatively visible and invisible.
Alexey Vaulin. Living Substance
27 april—19 june 2023
Alexey Vaulin stands out as one of the most vibrant and consistent purveyors of contemporary abstract art on the Russian art scene. This exhibition spotlights around 50 of his works, spanning his career.
Parallel Universes. From Abstraction to Artefact. The Collection of Natalia Opaleva
3 march—26 june 2023
The State Russian Museum presents the exhibition project Parallel Universes. From Abstraction to Artefact showing works by 36 artists of the second half of the 20th century from the collection of Natalia Opaleva, a well-known collector, founder and general director of the AZ Museum (Anatoly Zverev). The exhibition introduces visitors of the Marble Palace to more than 200 paintings and graphic works by underground masters of the 1960s–1980s: Anatoly Zverev, Dmitri Plavinsky, Dmitry Krasnopevtsev, Oleg Tselkov, Lidia Masterkova and Ernst Neizvestny.
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