International Print Center New York and the Kolodzei Art Foundation
announce the presentation of Moscow Grafika: Artists' Prints 1961 -
2005-- Selections from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern
European Art. The exhibition will be on view from September
13th-October 22nd, 2005 in IPCNY's gallery at 526 West 26th Street in Chelsea. The Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, September 22nd, 6-8 p.m. Moscow Grafika is the first exhibition of prints from the Kolodzei
Collection and the first showing of the graphic work of many of the
artists in the United States. Moscow Grafika has been guest curated for
IPCNY by Natalia Kolodzei. A curatorial essay by Ms. Kolodzei will
accompany the exhibition.
Moscow Grafika includes more than fifty works by thirty artists in
various mediums of printmaking including linocut, etching, screenprint,
monotype and lithography. Dating from 1961 through the present, the work
represents historic trends in non-conformist art as well as current
exploration of traditional and digital mediums in printmaking by artists
working in Moscow.
Several generations of non-conformist and independent artists are
represented in the exhibition. Ranging in age from thirty-five to
seventy-five, they include those who began their careers during
Khrushchev's "thaw" of the 1960's and 1970's who took part in the first
unofficial exhibitions; artists who began working in the perestroika
(late 1980's) and the post-perestroika periods; as well as artists who
entered the scene more recently during the post-Soviet years.
Artists represented in Moscow Grafika include Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Farid
Bogdalov, Grisha Bruskin, Andrei Budaev, Ivan Chuikov, Marina
Gertsovskaia, Eduard Gorokhovsky, Ilya Kabakov, Komar & Melamid,
Alexander Kosolapov, Lev Kropivnitsky, Valentina Kropivnitskaia, Leonid
Lamm, Igor Makarevich, Sergei Mironenko, Mikhail Molochnikov, Ernst
Neizvestny, Pavel Ouporov, Victor Pivovarov, Dmitri Plavinsky, Oscar
Rabin, Mikhail Roginsky, Yuri Sobolev, Leonid Sokov, Marina Telepneva,
Oleg Tselkov, Oleg Vassiliev, Vladimir Yankilevsky and Alexander
Moscow Grafika: Artists' Prints 1961 - 2005-- Selections from the
Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art will trace the
tortuous progress from the beginning of artistic liberation in the
post-Stalin years, through the stagnation of the Brezhnev years and the
hopefulness of the Gorbachev years, to the many new directions in
contemporary art today.
Curatorial talks by Ms. Kolodzei will accompany the exhibition. Topics
such as recent developments in print publishing in Moscow and the
history of non-conformist art will be addressed.
International Print Center New York is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
institution dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of the fine
art print. IPCNY nurtures the growth of new audiences for the visual
arts while serving the print community through exhibitions, publications
and educational programs.
The Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
institution, organizes exhibitions in museums and cultural centers in
the United States, Russia and other countries, utilizing the
considerable resources of the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern
European Art. The foundation also provides art supplies to Russian
artists and organizes Russian-American cultural exchanges.
The Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art consists of
7,000 art objects of which several thousand are etchings, lithographs,
screenprints and digital prints. The work of more than 300 artists
from Russia and the former Soviet Union is included. The collection
includes paintings, drawings and sculptures in addition to works in the
Group Portrait 1992
Serigraph on canvas