On July 21, the Central Exhibition Hall Manege presented the collection of The Museum of St. Petersburg Art (20th–21st centuries), which celebrates its 30th anniversary since the beginning of its formation.
Project “Untitled. Paintings and graphics from the collection of The Museum of St. Petersburg Art (20th–21st centuries)” covers the history of the development of art in Leningrad – St. Petersburg. The period when new artistic ideals and images are born, aesthetics is being reformatted as a special form of social consciousness, there is an active «agitation for happiness», youth artistic groups appear and change, and where а Man is the beginning, to which the meaning of struggle and creativity in the world art is reduced.
The collection of The Museum of St. Petersburg Art (20th–21st centuries) has more than 4,000 works. Painting, graphics, sculpture, arts and crafts, collages, objects and installations reflect the diversity of artistic trends and styles that have developed in the cultural life of our city: from the «Leningrad school» of the beginning of the century, socialist realism and the underground of the 1960s-1970s to the experimental art of the 1990s and the latest trends at the turn of the 20th-21st centuries.
Looking at the works created in different periods and by different masters, tracing the construction of simple or complex storylines, studying the color scheme, the play of light and shadow, a very individual, almost intimate perception of what was seen arises. The feelings and states that we experience at the level of emotions and personal experiences do not necessarily coincide with the idea of the work. Unconsciously plunging into the world of fine arts, we go beyond the traditional "imposed" perception and experience it in a new context, filling it with new meanings.
The exhibition featured more than 100 works, among which are V.M. Belakovskaya, A.S. Vedernikov, R.R. Wasmi, G.P. Egoshin, V.I. Tyulenev, L.K. Lazarev, V.S. Mikhailov, V.V. Pakulin, N.A. Sazhin, V.A. Danilov, G.A. Ustyugov, E.N. Figurina, A.P. Rudyev and others.
As part of the exhibition project, the Manege team also present an educational program: a series of lectures on the collection of the Museum and the art of Leningrad-Petersburg of the 20th-21st centuries, as well as excursion tours, art mediation and a special program for children and teenagers.