From the 4th of June, 2015 the Art Academy Museum, the department of casts, is hosting an exhibition featuring works by Timur Novikov (1958-2002): a cult figure of the Leningrad/Petersburg’s unofficial art of the 1980-1990s. The artist is considered one of the most influential figures in Nonconformist Art before and after the fall of the Iron Curtain in Russia.
The exposition displays world famous works created during artist’s neoacademic period: textile collages of 1990s. The highlight of the exhibition is the first textile collage “Apollo trampling on the red square”.
The exposition takes place in the department of casts which has a unique architectural layout of few halls organized in a circle. Visitors will find plaster casts of the eminent but lost antique sculptures displayed together with Timur Novikov’s textile collages which enclose images of classical original sculptures.
In the framework of the project lectures, discussions and concerts are to take place. The exhibition will run until the 30th of August, 2015.
The exhibition is organized in association with:
Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum 2015
The Sergey Kuryokhin Center of Contemporary Art
The Art NEWSPAPER RUSSIA
Elena Ivanova, senior research fellow at the Art Academy Research Museum. firstname.lastname@example.org
Polina Popova, art historian, senior research fellow at the Art Academy Research Museum
Vyacheslav Berechinsky, museum specialist, art restorer
Maria Novikova-Saveljeva, art historian, curator