“Understanding the Other”. Exhibition, dedicated to Sergey Kuryokhin. Participant of the parallel program of “MANIFESTA 10”
From June 27 Erarta will host the exhibition "Understanding the Other" dedicated to the universal artist Sergey Kuryokhin, whose enthusiasm used to be a great feeding source for the cultural life of Leningrad and St. Petersburg.
The artistic life of Leningrad/St.-Petersburg at the turn of the century was fueled by enthusiasm and endless talent of one universal artist. Being a man of a wide reach of thought, Kuryokhin acted as a generator of ideas and formed a distinct cultural environment where organically coexisted scientists, biologists, clowns, mime artists, progressive jazzmen, new wave rockers and opera singers as they all shared creative spirit of experimenting on the synthesis of arts. The exhibition features works inspired by the composer's art and memories about his personality by the contemporaries and friends — the authors of different generations and subcultures where the genius of Kuryokhin sourced his bold visual effects for the stage performances.