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29.01.2022

AZ Museum Exhibition opened in Saint Petersburg

On January 28, the Moscow-based private Museum of Anatoly Zverev for the first time presented the exhibition at the State Russian Museum. The project “Icons / Faces / Masks” opened at the Marble Palace and features portraits by the Sixtiers and by several contemporary artists. The exposition includes pieces by Anatoly Zverev, Oleg Tselkov, Vladimir Yankilevsky, Eduard Steinberg, Vladimir Nemukhin, Grisha Bruskin, Sergey Shutov and others.

The exhibition ”Icons / Faces / Masks” examines metamorphoses in portraiture of the 20th and 21st centuries and marks the 90th anniversary of Anatoly Zverev (1931–1986), one of the brightest representatives of the Moscow nonconformist art movement of the 1960-s. In 2021 this art project was realized with great success in the AZ Museum in Moscow, but for the Marble palace new design project was created that included modern expositional solutions. Also 20 more art works were added in the Saint Petersburg exhibit.

The exposition includes the most striking artworks by Anatoly Zverev, Dmitry Krasnopevtsev, Dmitry Plavinsky, Vladimir Yakovlev, Vladimir Yankilevsky, Oleg Tselkov, Mikhail Shemyakin, Leonid Kropivnitsky, Mikhail Shpindler, Boris Sveshnikov and Vyacheslav Kalinin, Eduard Steinberg, Leonid Purygin, Ivan Lubennikov, Natalia Nesterova, Leonid Rotar, Natalia Turnova, Grigory Bruskin and photographs of artists captured by Anatoly Brusilovsky and Igor Palmin.

Polina Lobachevskaya, the curator of the exhibition, chose these famous lines of lyric poetry by Afanasy Fet as the inspiration for the project: “A lot of magical changes of a dear face…” because the exposition is centered on the drama of the face.

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