"Mirrors and Looking Glass". New exhibition of the Museum of Art of St. Petersburg XX - XXI centuries. with the participation of the gallery "Art Holding Tatiana Nikitina"
Gallery of Contemporary Art "Art Holding Tatiana Nikitina" is pleased to present to your attention a new exhibition project "Mirrors and Through the Looking Glass" of the Museum of Art of St. Petersburg of the XX - XXI centuries. (Branch of the Central Exhibition Hall "Manezh"), which will be attended by items from the gallery collection!
Exhibition Dates: November 10, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Address: Museum of Art of St. Petersburg of the XX-XXI centuries. Griboyedov Canal Embankment, 103
Official press release of the exhibition: "Famous Russian museums, galleries, collectors, artists from different countries take part in the project: Italy, France, Greece, Israel, Spain, Czech Republic, USA. Over 130 authors, among which there are names that have become a symbol of Russian culture - Andrey Goncharov (1903-1979), Yuri Vasnetsov (1900-1973), Alexander Vedernikov (1898-1975), Mikhail Demidov (1885-1929) and many others, as well as masters of foreign countries who have earned popularity in everything with their bold experiments World: Daniel Rosin (USA), Arnaud Lapierre (France), Sergio Illumitato, Gabriel Zago Dario Imbo (all - Italy), Orcuin Gonzalo (Spain) presented breathtaking and extraordinary compositions dedicated to the image of a mirror and related motives of reflection.
The exposition of the exhibition occupies the entire space of the museum, it absorbs works of classical and contemporary art. On the first floor, spectators will meet with the mirror "universe", where the bottomless worlds of man and his environment are reflected. “The mirror can tell a lot,” is the title of one of the works by Ivan Akimov (1957-2011). This conclusion is confirmed by literally every work, in whatever genre it was created: portrait, nude art or plot scenes.
Of course, in the exposition, in which, by the way, real mirrors have been introduced, which have changed the configuration of the internal space, the viewer may feel immersed in a different
reality. Female images prevail, the so-called Venus of the 1920s - 1980s of the XX century. They try on hats (Irina Yaroshevich. "Fitting a hat". 1979), style their hair (Vasily Frolenko. "Interior". 1977), put on makeup (Alexander Tsarev. "Evening toilet". 1997), prepare for an intimate meeting (Yuri Penushkin. “At the Mirror. 1987) or simply dream and at the same time show us the immeasurable sides of the endless process of self-knowledge.
The mysticism of reflection is presented on the second floor. Here you can see still lifes in which mirrors are not only an additional source of light, but also proof of the existence of parallel worlds. How else to explain the presence in the picture of reflection without the presence of the image of the one to whom it belongs. (Lev Kramarenko. "Still life with a mirror". 1937).
On the third floor, works are concentrated that differ in the combination of a variety of materials: mirrors, metals, wood, textiles, paper, concrete, works that can move (Vladimir Andreev. "Existence". 2017), sound (Daphne Nikita, Yorgos Taxiarhopoulos. "Seven mirrors. Nioxia "2020), emit light (Penelope Chiara Cocchi." Crystallization ". 2020).
The courtyard of the Museum will also become a field for experimenting with mirrors. A 12-meter-high, glowing, iridescent tree with various shades of green, created by the famous French artist-designer Arnaud Lapierre, will become the center of the open-air exhibition. "
More information about the exhibition on the MISP website: http://www.mispxx-xxi.ru/zerkala-i-zazerkale/
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