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Sam Taylor-Wood

24 November 2004—15 January 2005
The first ever exhibition of Sam Taylor-Wood in Russia introduces the oeuvre of this famous British artist to Russian art lovers. Sam Taylor-Wood is one of the most prominent members of the group known as Young British Artists. The exhibition displays two new photo series and three video projects of the artist. The exhibition is arranged with the assistance of the British Council in St Petersburg. In her photo and video art Sam Taylor-Wood creates ambiguous situation focusing on such human emotions as desire, anger, loneliness and boredom. Collaborating with professional actors, amateurs and friends she easily orchestrates scenes by means of media as a mirror of human emotions and gestures. Many of her works bear an impact of personal experience. She often appeals to iconography of the old masters. The main characters of Sam Taylor-Wood's works are such world celebrities as Sir Elton John, David Beckham, Hugh Grant and Kylie Minogue. Sam Taylor-Wood was born in London. She is a graduate of the Goldsmith's College (1990). In 1997 she became a winner of the Illy Café Prize at the Venice Biennale. In 1998 she was nominated for a prestigious Turner Prize. Sam Taylor-Wood contributed to the most famous international exhibitions. The artist held solo exhibitions in Amsterdam, London, Montreal and New-York. Alongside the exhibition in the Russian Museum Sam Taylor-Wood displays her works in the White Cube Gallery in London which granted the video works of the artist for her first exhibition in Russia.
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The Empire After Peter the Great: From Catherine I to Elizabeth Petrovna

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This exhibition, unique in its scale, covers the period from the death of Peter the Great to the accession to the throne of his daughter Elizabeth Petrovna (1725–1742). The main events of the internal Russian life in the time of struggle for Peter the Great’s legacy shown on the material from the collections of 21 museums, including State Hermitage Museum, the State Historical Museum, the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of the History of St Petersburg, the Peterhof State Museum and Reserve, the Pavlovsk State Museum, the Arkhangelskoye State Museum and Reserve and others.

Master of Painting. 325th Anniversary of Ivan Vishnyakov’s Birth

Master of Painting. 325th Anniversary of Ivan Vishnyakov’s Birth

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Ivan Vishnyakov is one of the leading artist of the 18th century, portraitist, mural painter, restorer and teacher. However, not much of the artist’s vast legacy, the result of thirty years of untiring creative activity, has survived to the present day. All the more valuable are the ten surviving portraits in the collections of the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of Vasily Tropinin and Moscow Artists of His Time, art museums in Tver and Rybinsk.

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