Victory over the Sun: Russian Avant-Garde and Beyond

Victory over the Sun: Russian Avant-Garde and Beyond

1920 1080 Ilya & Emilia Kabakov

Victory over the Sun: Russian Avant-Garde and BeyondAvatars. The artist and his double

December 18th, 2018

Head Curator: Michael Bromberg
Curator: Tanya Sirakovich
Department of Prints and Drawings: Ruth and Joseph Bromberg

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

On view December 18th, 2018 through April 19th, 2019

The Russian Avant-Garde and Beyond, the first comprehensive exhibition on the subject in Israel, will explore avant-garde trends in Russian art during the 20th century. This exhibition emphasis is on the emergence of the art movements during the historical and political upheavals in the country.

The exhibition’s epilogue will address the legacy of each of these movements in the works of contemporary artists highlighting the continuity of the avant-garde tradition. Complementing the exhibition will be an “archive” that will include major examples of the Russian avant-garde book, as well as letters, invitations, photographs, and other ephemera.

The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. Founded in 1965, the Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. In just over fifty years, thanks to a legacy of gifts and generous support from its circle of patrons worldwide, the Museum has built a far-ranging collection of nearly 500,000 objects, representing the full scope of world material culture.


Artworks

Toilet in the Corner

“Toilet in the Corner,” 1991

Installation
The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, 2004

The installation was created by the artists in St. Petersburg for the “An Incident in the Museum and other Installations” exhibition (2004) in the State Hermitage Museum, after which it was donated to the Museum (gift deed by I. and E. Kabakov dated 31.03.2010).

Inv. № KCИ-67

In the Closet

“The Life in the Closet”, 1997

Installation
The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, 2004

The installation was created by the artists in St. Petersburg for the “An Incident in the Museum and other Installations” exhibition (2004) in the State Hermitage Museum, after which it was donated to the Museum (gift deed by I. and E. Kabakov dated 31.03.2010).

Inv. № КСИэф-20.


Artists on show

ILYA AND EMILIA KABAKOV

ALEXANDER MELAMID

ANDREI FILIPPOV

ERIC BULATOV

GNEZDO (THE NEST) GROUP

KAZIMIR MALEVICH

MIKHAIL ROGINSKY

NIKOLAI SUETIN

VADIM ZAKHAROV

VITALY KOMAR

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