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Francisco Infante-Arana. From the Dynamic Spirals cycle. 1964. Construction of Spiral Number 1. Watercolor on paper. Property of the author.
6 april 2017—7 august 2017

The project that includes art pieces from 1960s to present time is aimed to investigate the concept of the structure (from Latin structura ‎- a fitting together, adjustment, building). Seen as characteristics of the form it acquires pure philosophical meaning. The large-scale and profound “discussion on formalism” will be carried out in the exhibition spaces of the Marble palace.

The exhibition underlines the relevance of the art of “pure” forms and present the models and matrix of the structures that were widely used in the art of previous and present centuries and became its key motifs (grid, crystal, chain, spiral etc.) It comprises works from the collection of the Russian museum, Novy museum (St.Petersburg), Museum of Organic Culture (Kolomna), private collections and artist’s workshops.

The exhibition is opening at 4 PM.


Alexander Kozhin. Blue River. 2000. Fiberboard, cord, paper, pastel. State Russian Museum. Alexei Kostroma. Nano 720. 2012. Canvas, invisible colors, eggshell (fragment). Museum of Organic Culture, Kolomna. Oleg and Olga Tatarintsev. Repository. 2013. Technical porcelain, ceramic glazes, metal. Property of the authors.  Vitaly Pushnitsky. Structure of Rotation. 2009. Wood. From the Dynamic Structures series. Property of the author. Victor Votskiy. Interpretation of Text in the Space of Non linear Structure. Space refraction. 2014. Cardboard, plexiglass (black). State Russian Museum. Kirill Alexandrov. Tesserakt (Cube in fourth dimension). Dedicated to Mikhail Matyushin. 2015. Painted wood. Private collection, Moscow.

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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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