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Absolute Beauty Neoacademism in Saint Petersburg with OLGA TOBRELUTS

Neoacademism in Saint Petersburg took flight in the beginning of the 1990’s under the intellectual guidance of Timur Novikov, the non-conformist Russian philosopher, artist and theoretician.

While in the 80’s Novikov and his ”new artists” were primarily active in the fields of alternative rock, film and theatre, the “New Academy of Fine Arts” founded in 1989 took a turn and by rehabilitating the concept of beauty – under the spell of sensuality and hedonism – returned to the aesthetic values and historical forms of Classicism and Historicism. Nowadays Neoacademic artists continue analysing the concept of artistic beauty that, however, loosing its innocence, happened to serve totalitarianism quite often. The present exhibition, organised in cooperation with the Ural Vision Gallery, Ekaterinburg, gives an overview of this very remarkable branch of Russian art that is not exempt from paradoxes either.

Curators of the exhibition:
Ekaterina ANDREEVA, Andrei KHLOBYSTIN

Exhibiting artists:
Timur NOVIKOV | Denis EGELSKY | Bella MATVEEVA | Georgy GURJANOV |
Viktor KUZNETSOV | Oleg MASLOV | Joulia STRAUSS | Yuris LESNIK | Vladislav MAMYSHEV-MONROE | Irena KUKSENAITE | Olga TOBRELUTS | Vikenty DAV | Maxim POLESHCHUK | Lena TCHIBOR | Victoria UHALOVA | Nathalie JERNOVSKY | Aidan SALAKHOVA | Konstantin GONCHAROV | Alexey SOKOLOV | Andrei MEDVEDEV | Egor OSTROV | Stanislav MAKAROV | Ilya ARKHIPENKO | Mikhail ROZANOV | Alexey BELYAEV-GINTOVT | Anton GLIKIN | Irina SHUMITSKAYA | Andrei POPOV | Andrei KHLOBYSTIN | Daniel ARKHIPENKO | Andrius VENCLOVA | Ivan DMITRIEV

 

July 10, 2015 - September 13, 2015.

 

The Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art cordially invites you to the opening of the exhibition titled

 

July 09, 2015. 18.00 -

Absolute Beauty - Neo Academism in Saint Petersburg

Opening remarks by
Julia Fabényi, Director of Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art
István Íjgyártó, Minister of State for Cultural and Science Dimplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Opening speech by:
Miklós M. Nagy, essayist, critic, literary translator

Curators:
Ekaterina Andreeva, Andrei Khlobystin

The exhibition is on view until 13th September 2015.

 

Glass Hall and the 1st floor exhibition space

 

The exhibition was organised with the cooperation of UVG art gallery (Ekaterinburg - Budapest).

Sponsors: EMMI, Palace of Arts, UVG art gallery, VolDan Investments Ltd., Kempinksi Hotel Corvinus Budapest
Media partners: Népszabadság, Heti Válasz, Observer, Port.hu, Hotel Art Consulting