Finding Freedom in Russian Art, 1961-2014. Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation and the Collection of Dr. Wayne F. Yakes. Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, August 30 to December 6, 2014.
Finding Freedom in Russian Art, 1961-2014. Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation and the Collection of Dr. Wayne F. Yakes. Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 710 East St. Mary Boulevard, Lafayette, LA 70503, August 30 to December 6, 2014. Gallery Talk on Thursday, September 18 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Opening reception Friday, September 19, 2014, 6-8pm.
Lafayette, LA. - The works in this exhibition will highlight the evolution of non-conformist and independent art in Russian from a time of rigid censorship to the new democratic Russia. The works, spanning 1961 to 2014, reflect the major wave of Russian alternative culture and describe the history of non-conformist art processes and movements. The exhibition will also highlight the rich diversity of art that emerged and survived during the past forty years of the then Soviet Union and contemporary Russia.Finding Freedom is one of two exhibitions this fall which consider the history between the United States and the Soviet Union. From our allegiance during WWII through the cold war and our current relationship, these exhibitions will touch upon the tangled relationship between art and politics. Finding Freedom will complement the exhibition Through Jewish Eyes to provide a deeper examination of the relationship between the United States and Russia as well as illuminate the state of art history in the Soviet Union at that time. This exhibition is curated by Natalia Kolodzei of the Kolodzei Foundation.
The artists featured in the exhibition include: Vitaly Komar & Alexander Melamid, Ilya Kabakov, Oleg Vassiliev, Oscar Rabin, Ernst Neizvestny, Eduard Gorokhovsky, Petr Belenok, Vladimir Nemukhin, Dimitri Krasnopevtsev, Francisco Infante, Eduard Shteinberg, Vyacheslav Kalinin, Mihail Chemiakin, Dmitri Plavinsky, Erik Bulatov, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Leonid Sokov, Alexander Kosolapov, Leonid Lamm, Innessa Levkova-Lamm, Valery Koshlyakov, Asya Dodina & Slava Polishook, Vladimir Kupriyanov, Valera and Natasha Cherkashin, Alexander Zakharov, Igor Novikov, Genia Chef, Marina Karpova, Arsen Savadov, Andrei Volkov, Ivan Govorkov & Elena Gubanova, Olga Bulgakova, Alexander Sitnikov, Natalia Sitnikova, Anton Kandinsky, Katya Filippova, Edward Bekkerman, Anna Frants, Igor Molochevski, and Leonid Lazarev.
The exhibition brings together paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video and digital art
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