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The Space of Freedom: Apartment Exhibitions in Leningrad, 1964-1986
Joel and Lila Harnetl Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, VA
September 16 to December 3, 2006
We are very pleased to present this traveling exhibition of artwork from the collection of the Museum of Nonconformist Art, Pushkinskaya 10 Art Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia, presented within the context of a re-created "apartment" exhibition from Leningrad. [...]
To our knowledge, [...] The Space of Freedom is the first exhibition organized in the United States to focus on both the artwork shown in communal apartments and on the exhibition space of the apartments themselves as a significant part of the history of Russian art. However, this is not a re-creation of a specific apartment exhibition; the art on view is a representative selection of work that was displayed at various such exhibitions between 1964 and 1986, including several pieces by the most important figures in the history of these exhibitions and in the history of nonconformist painting. These forty-six works have never before been exhibited together or in such an installation outside of Russia.
Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums
Richmond, VA; Grinnell, IA; Lewisburg, PA
University of Richmond Museums, Russian Art, Russian Underground Avant-Garde Art, Social Realism, Socialist art, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, Museum of Nonconformist Art, Space of Freedom, Leningrad
Art and Design | Contemporary Art | Slavic Languages and Societies
Troncale, Joseph C., Orlov, Evgeny, and Kovalsky, Sergei. "The Space of Freedom: Apartment Exhibitions in Leningrad, 1964-1986." Richmond, Virginia: Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, 2006.