Since the very beginning of the Modern Movement, in the early years of the 20th century, Russia has been famous for the creativity of its female artists. The names of Natalia Goncharova, Alexandra Exter, Liubov Popova and Zinaida Serebriakova continue to resonate and the most famous sculpture produced by the Soviet regime, Worker and Kolkhoz Girl, is also the work of a woman - Vera Mukhina.
Our upcoming exhibition will feature work by artists living in Russia itself, in Britain, and in Western Europe. This is in step with the fact that Russian Modernists of all generations have tended to be nomadic, while never losing touch with their own cultural traditions. It throws new light on the way in which Russian art has been developing in the post-Soviet epoch. The exhibition is curated by Sergei Reviakin and Edward Lucie-Smith.
Following its display in Cambridge, the exhibition will transfer to the Albermarle Gallery in London during January 2014. Located in Mayfair, London, the Albemarle Gallery has a reputation for introducing exciting contemporary painting and sculpture from international and UK based artists and the College is delighted to be able to collaborate with them.
The New Hall Art Collection is committed to the promotion of women’s art from around the world; exhibiting art from different cultures in an effort to recognise similarities and determine distinctions. This show will promote the uniquely vibrant and culturally rich artwork of Russia to new audiences, raising the profile of these artists in the international art world.
The New Hall Art Collection has over the last twenty-five years established itself as a recognised advocate of international women artists. Previous exhibitions have enjoyed great success, such as our Iranian photography exhibition, Thirty Years of Solitude in 2007, Judy Chicago: Voices from the Song of Songs, in 2008 and Art Jamaica, in 2010.
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