Gely Korzhev’s Biblical Cycle: HARD STEPS TOWARDS TRUTH
#3 2016 (52)
The current large-scale retrospective of Gely Korzhev is part of a series of innovative projects in the Tretyakov Gallery exhibition programme aimed at acquainting viewers with the work of major Soviet and post-Soviet artists. Works from Korzhev’s biblical cycle, on which the artist worked for a quarter of a century - from the mid-1980s until his death - are an essential part of the show: this ambitious project became the major undertaking of the final years of Gely Korzhev’s long artistic career.
Art in Evacuation
#2 2015 (47)
FROM APRIL 17 TO OCTOBER 11 2015, THE INTERNATIONAL"CHERESHNEVY LES" OPEN ART FESTIVAL PRESENTS AT THE INSTITUTE OF RUSSIAN REALIST ART A HISTORICAL EXHIBITION TO MARK THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT VICTORY IN THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR. 'ART IN EVACUATION" IS DEVOTED TO CULTURAL EVENTS IN THE USSR DURING THAT CONFLICT, FEATURING PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS, THEATRE COSTUMES AND NEWSREELS FROM STATE AND PRIVATE ARCHIVES, AS WELL AS UNIQUE DOCUMENTS AND VIDEOS OF EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH ARTISTS WHO EXPERIENCED EVACUATION. THE ITEMS ON DISPLAY ARE DRAWN FROM THE INSTITUTE OF RUSSIAN REALIST ART, THE TRETYAKOV GALLERY, RUSSIAN MUSEUM, PUSHKIN MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOLSHOI THEATRE MUSEUM, MOSCOW FILM MUSEUM, CENTRAL MUSEUM OF THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR, MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL ART, AND THE SURIKOV ART INSTITUTE AND MOSCOW ACADEMIC LYCEUM OF ART UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, AS WELL AS FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS.