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Shimon Okshteyn. Dialogue with Objects

26 july 2007—9 september 2007
"The Dialogue With Objects" retrospective of Shimon Okshteyn displays the artist’s work for the quarter of the century of his life in the United States. Shimon Okshteyn was born in Chernovtsy, Ukraine in 1951. In 1970 he graduated from the Mitrofan Grekov Art Institute in Odessa. His family emigrated from the USSR in 1979. Since 1980 he has lived and worked in the USA, first in Springfield (Massachusetts) and then in New York since 1989. He encountered the problem of self-definition and assimilation in another cultural space like the majority of the artists who moved to the West. Since the early days he started absorbing the external environment greedily. Okshteyn did not hold onto the past, but took the best from it: school of academic drawing, virtuosity of a painter and a draughtsman and a close attention to realistic details. In his work he combines academic training and dot drawing with a new feeling and approach to the subject. Natalia Kolodzei, art historian and collector, remarks: "As a newcomer from another culture, Okshteyn brings actual figurativeness of American culture into his artworks. Balancing between the high and the low, public and private, Okshteyn expresses his reality in his work. He is the barometer of time, a keen and sensitive observer who defines where the artistic interest of the epoch moves."
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Igor Tcholaria. Taming the Chaos

Igor Tcholaria. Taming the Chaos

23 september—7 november 2022

Taming the Chaos, a solo exhibition of the work of Igor Tcholaria, numbers some 60 paintings, graphic artworks and sculptures. Igor Tcholaria was born in Abkhazia, which stretches along the coast of the Black Sea. He received his basic grounding in art at the Sukhumi Art School, and subsequently continued his education in Leningrad, at the Vera Mukhina School and the Academy of Arts.

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 2022—9 january 2023

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.

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