Exhibition “Contemporary Russian Painting” under the project “Russia in Erarta” opened at the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana) from 5 to 30 March
The project “Russia in Erarta” knows no equals, and the exhibition in Astana is a great step in both the program development and popularization of Russian contemporary art around the world. The exhibition features more than 60 works from the museum's repository and its permanent exposition.
The exhibition presents works by such St. Petersburg artists as Valery Lucca, Felix Volosenkov, Elena Figurina, Anatoly Zaslavsky and Nikolay Sazhin. There are also works by legendary Leningrad underground heroes: Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Vladlen Gavrilchik and Anatoly Basin. The younger generation is represented by Vitaly Pushnitsky with his “mechanisms of time” and Ilya Gaponov from the Nepokorennye art group. Another regions of the country are presented by Vladimir Migachev from Krasnodar, Maxim Kaetkin from Perm, Vladimir Fateev from Novosibirsk, and Yury Tatianin from Lipetsk.
The exposition is divided into subsections: “Identification”, “Expressionism”, “New Seriousness” and “Total Painting”. Such a division is not absolute, but it offers to look at the exhibition from different angles. Not all the authors clearly fit into the proposed structure as all the works introduce self-sufficient visual facts.