The first part of the exhibition "New acquisitions 1998 - 2014" has opened in the Benois Wing of the Russian Museum

The first part of the exhibition "New acquisitions 1998 - 2014" has opened in the Benois Wing of the Russian Museum

The first part of the exhibition "New acquisitions 1998 - 2014", dedicated to the art from the XX-XXI centuries, has opened in the Benois Wing of the Russian Museum.

The first of the dates in the exhibition title is determined by the previous exhibition of new arrivals, which took place 17 years ago. Over the years, the museum has acquired more than 2 million art works. 12 thousand art works were granted to the museum by artists, collectors, public and private organizations. The list of these works covers four pages of fine print.

The newspaper "Saint-Petersburg Vedomosti" asked the employees of the Russian Museum to tell about the most interesting, in their opinion, works presented in the first part of the new arrivals.

Irina Karasik, an employee of the Department of Contemporary Art of the Russian museum, named the art works of Ivan Plusch and Dmitry Gutov. Plusch painting "Episode 1" from the series "Before the Rooster Crows" with a face of the character "blown away" by the hurricane wind - is a warning about the danger of erasing the memory, if we talk about the social aspect, or the threat of loss of form, if we talk about the aesthetic aspect. "A beggar playing the spoons" was created by Gutov based on Rembrandt painting. This is welding, a kind of spatial drawing, translation of an image from the usual material to an unusual. In contrast to Plusch work, we see the structuring of chaos.

On July 22 the second part of the project - the ancient Russian art and works by artists of XVIII - XIX centuries, will be opened.