Qatar Museums (QM) is inviting art and history enthusiasts in the country to visit the Russian Avant-Garde: Pioneers and Direct Descendants exhibition before it closes this Sunday, 3 February. The exhibition is organised in collaboration with the world-renowned State Tretyakov Gallery and hosted at the Fire Station Garage Gallery, a highlight of last year’s Qatar Russia Year of Culture.

Painterly Architectonics
Painterly Architectonics

Sponsored by Russian oil company Rosneft, the exhibition is curated by the Head of the Contemporary Art Department at the State Tretyakov Gallery, Irina Gorlova and showcases 81 masterpieces from some of the most influential and significant figures in Russian art history. The exhibition traces the connections between the revolutionary pioneers of the early 20th century. Featured artists include Vladimir Tatlin, Alexander Rodchenko and Mikhail Matyushin, with creations of second avant-garde wave such as Vyacheslav Koleichuk, Francisco Infante-Arana, Rimma Zanevskaya-Sapgir, and Mikhail Roginsky, amongst others.

Russian artists left a mark on the global narrative of art, according to Reem Al Thani, Director of Exhibitions at Qatar Museums.

These avant-garde pioneers broke new ground and challenged tradition to create radical forms of expression. We were very proud to collaborate with the State Tretyakov Gallery to present audiences in Qatar with an in-depth examination of a key period in Russian history. I invite all art and history enthusiasts in Qatar to make use of this opportunity to visit the exhibition ahead of its closing next week.’

The exhibition’s opening was part of the programme organised for Qatar Russia 2018 Year of Culture. The Year was planned in collaboration with leading institutions in Qatar and Russia.

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