Sculpture of Zurab Tsereteli at RUSSIA XXI Exhibition in the Hague

On June 5, 2013 in the Museum Beelden aan Zee in the Hague Her Royal  Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened an exhibition of contemporary Russian sculpture “RUSSIA XXI”. Organized by the National Center for Contemporary Arts (Moscow, Russia) in partnership with the Museum Beelden aan Zee (the Hague, Netherlands), the art show is being held within the cross-culture year Russia – Netherlands 2013. The exposition includes sculptural works by the President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli.

Besides the Museum’s halls,  from June 5 till September 8, 2013 the Russian sculptural works will be on display in the Hague’s public venues: alley Lange Voorhout, church Kloosterkerk, Atrium (Cityhall). The Museum Beelden aan Zee set up in 1994 is a private museum housing a rich collection of  sculpture of the second half of the 20th century. It contains works of such masters as Stephan Balkenhol, Fernando Botero, Fritz Koenig, Tony Cragg, Osip Tsadkin and others.

RUSSIA XXI is the first exhibition of Russian sculpture in the Netherlands. On display are works by Zurab Tsereteli, Vadim Zakharov, Aidan Salakhova, Yury Avvakumov, Alexander Brodsky, Boris Orlov, Grisha Bruskin, Nickolai Polissky, AEC+F Group and many others.

The exhibition focuses on two main trends in Russian art in the 1960s-1970s., that were advanced and obtained new forms and meaning in the work of artists of the generation of the 1990s-2000s. One line continues searches of Russian avant-garde of the early 20th century, the other presents followers and “successors” of the “social art” movement.

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