Woodrow Wilson Center hosts Moscow Grafika: Artists' Prints 1961-2009.

Mar 12, 2010

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Kolodzei Art Foundation are hosting the exhibition, Moscow Grafika: Artists' Prints 1961-2009, featuring selections from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art. Moscow Grafika will be on display from March 12 to May 3, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, on the 4th and 5th floors of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Moscow Grafika is guest curated by Natalia Kolodzei and 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 works represent trends in historic non-conformist art as well as traditional and digital mediums in printmaking by artists who worked or working in Moscow.

The exhibition traces 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.

Artists represented in Moscow Grafika include Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Valeriy Gerlovin, Yuri Albert, Grisha Bruskin, Andrei Budaev, Ivan Chuikov, Andrei Filippov, Eduard Gorokhovsky, Alexander Kosolapov, Valentina Kropivnitskaia, Igor Makarevich, Marina Karpova, Tatiana Levitskaia, Georgii Litichevsky, Sergei Mironenko, Mikhail Molochnikov, Ernst Neizvestny, Victor Pivovarov, Dmitri Plavinsky, Aidan Salakhova, Oscar Rabin, Marina Telepneva, Leonid Tishkov, Yuri Sobolev, Leonid Sokov, Oleg Tselkov, Oleg Vassiliev, Vladimir Yankilevsky and Alexander Zakharov. The project was first shown at the International Print Center New York in 2005.

The Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc. promotes the contemporary art of Russia and the former Soviet Union. The Kolodzei Art Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, has since 1991 arranged art exhibitions in museums, universities and cultural centers throughout the United States, Russia and Europe. Its Board of Directors includes distinguished business, diplomatic and cultural figures important in US-European-Russian relations. The Kolodzei Art Foundation publishes books on Russian art, organizes Russian-American cultural exchanges, and also provides art supplies to Russian artists and grants financial stipends to artists for the purpose of studying and working in the United States.


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