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Oleg Voukolov

Oleg Voukolov. Composition 247. 2005
25 april 2019—17 june 2019
The exhibition features more than 50 paintings and graphic works by the Russian artist, now living and working in France. Having graduated from the Leningrad Academy of Arts, Oleg Vukolov took part in major exhibition projects and European forums of modern art. His long-term career in art is recognized by numerous awards and titles.

The exhibition consists of the works of recent decades, in which the main characters are... pillows. Inseparable from our everyday life, they retain their quiet existence in direct proximity to the human body. However, Oleg Vukolov’s pillows are also a plastic unit, an integral part of his artistic space. The author crumples, squishes, binds, fluffs his pillows, puts them in a real environment, makes them part of installations, or paints them as part of abstract compositions. For the author, pillows are a kind of archetype, representing traces of human existence. They save memory, allowing to abstract from the direct image of a person by addressing more complex matters and images.

Oleg Voukolov. Composition 222. 2003 Oleg Voukolov. Composition 223. 2002 Oleg Voukolov. Composition 223. 2003

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Armchairs, chairs and stools in Russian art of the 18th-20th centuries

Armchairs, chairs and stools in Russian art of the 18th-20th centuries

18 august—10 october 2022

This exhibition will introduce viewers to the furniture preserved in the Russian Museum, a collection the public is not very familiar with. It will also open up a new perspective on well-known Russian works of art. What kinds of chairs exist? What are they made of? What do people do while seated? What poses do they adopt? What does an empty chair mean? A synthesis of painting, graphic art, sculpture, applied art, and design, the Russian Museum’s exhibition stimulates ideas on these questions and more.

The Language of Animation in Contemporary Russian Art

The Language of Animation in Contemporary Russian Art

1 july—29 august 2022

The language of animation ever more often is replacing the language of traditional figurative art. The exhibition showcases works by Russian artists from the end of the 20th century to the present day in three independent projects: Mechanicus, Animators, and Man the Circuit.

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