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Xenia Hausner: heart matters

14 september 2000—17 october 2000
The exhibition of works by Xenia Hausner was the fourth show dedicated to works by contemporary Austrian artists at the Russian Museum. Local viewers have already seen the works by Gottfried Helnwein, Ernst Fuchs and Attersee. Xenia Hausner was born in Vienna in 1951. From 1972 to 1976, she studied theatrical design at the Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Hausner then designed the sets and costumes for more than a hundred theatrical productions, including commissions for Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper and the Salzburg Festival. In 1992, the artist decided to dedicate herself solely to painting and now works mainly in the easel portrait genre. The exhibition at the Marble Palace showed twenty-seven of her portraits. The excessive and colourful style, direct imagery and symbolic titles of some of Hausner's canvases link her oeuvre to the classical examples of early European Modernism and the latest psycho-plastic designs of the British school of painting and the Dogma movement in cinema art.
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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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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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