THE VISUAL INSIGNIFICANCE OF A WORK OF CONTEMPORARY ART PLAYS ANOTHER IMPORTANT SOCIAL ROLE – IT PROTECTS ALL THAT IS WEAK, INSUFFICIENT AND DEFECTIVE IN SOCIETY. ANATOLY OSMOLOVSKY
“TIMUR NOVIKOV AND THE NEW ARTISTS”
FEBRUARY 23 - MAY 13 / MAIN EXHIBITIONHALL
On February 23, the ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art will launch “Timur Novikov and the New Artists.” Produced in collaboration with the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, this retrospective exhibition surveys the artistic output of this remarkable group, which was founded in Leningrad in 1982. The exhibition will remain on view through May 13. Admission is free of charge.
“This exhibition guides the visitor through a detailed and thorough retelling of one of the most vibrant and pivotal periods in Russian contemporary art,” explains ZARYA CCA’s Chief Curator, Alisa Bagdonaite. “Timur Novikov and the New Artists managed to build up around them a creative position that was in maximal contrast to the social, political and artistic context of the time. For us, it is a true honor to be able to show these legendary works of the art in the Far East for the very first time.”