The phenomenon of Anatoly Zverev (1931–1986) goes far beyond the borders of the "counterculture" and of the narrow time-line of history. Our course is aimed to represent Zverev’s artworks in a dialogue with the leading masters of the world art. It reveals paradoxical convergences and dramatical divergencies between their artistic worlds.
The course consists of 5 lectures, that will be posted monthly one by one. Now the first lecture "Zverev’s myth between fact and miracle" is available online. It reveals myths, legends and facts of biography of Anatoly Zverev.
The author of the course is Sergey Solovyov — art historian, journalist, candidate of art history, scientific staff and chief editor of the publishing project of the AZ Museum. Being the author of numerous articles and books about Anatoly Zverev and his environment, Sergey Solovyov is the art director of the festival "First Avant-guard Factory" in Ivanovo, curator of the series of exhibition projects and permanent columnist of the "Teatral" magazine.
The course is designed for the wide audience and will be interesting for the people who would like to delve into the roots of the modern art, into the knowledge of the metamorphoses which the classical painting suffered in the 2nd half of the 20th century.
Moreover, the biography itself and the artistic research of Anatoly Zverev are so much exciting plots: as a self-taught, despised and unaccepted by official unions, the artist became a real art star.
We recommend travelling to Mayakovskaya metro station. The walk to the AZ Museum will take around five minutes. After leaving the station, turn first to the right into the alley, then moving forward, at the first intersection, turn left to 2nd Tverskaya-Yamskaya street. Walk a few meters. AZ Museum will be on your right.
There are paid parking spaces on either side of 2nd Tverskaya-Yamskaya street or in the nearest alleys. Parking is limited, and on weekends and public holidays, the parking lots may be full.