Russian Dreams… at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach presents a selection of cutting-edge works by contemporary artists from Russia. The show, curated by Olga Sviblova, Director of the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow, explores Russian’s art’s evolution from the pre-Glasnost era to the present day.
The exhibition juxtaposes the work of modern Russian artists such as AES+F Group, Alexander Ponomarev, Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov, Dmitri Gutov, Alexei Kostroma, and the new generation of young artists – Julia Milner, Rostan Tavasiev, Haim Sokol, and MishMash Project. The first group of artists came to prominence in the 1980-90s, and the latter group of artists- currently between 20 and 30 years old – developed their work in a new, post-Perestroika Russia when government bans on personal expression were lifted, changing the scope of established artists’ work.
VernissageTV attended the Bass Museum’s annual Art Basel Miami Beach bash on Wednesday December 3, 2008. According to the Museum over 3,200 people attended the VIP reception. The exhibition runs through February 8, 2009.
PS: The second exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art is Pedro Reyes: 47 Undertakings (runs through March 1, 2009).
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