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PERESTROIKA IN THE AVANT-GARDE:
The New Artists at Liverpool

Bluecoat Gallery and Tate Gallery, January / February 1989

Research and Text: Hannelore Fobo, April / October 2020
Page 1: Introduction. From Stockholm to Liverpool. >>
Page 2: The New Artists exhibition at the Bluecoat Gallery
Page 3: The exhibition logo >>
Page 4: The Exhibition of Banners at the Tate Gallery Liverpool >>
Page 5 The Bluecoat Gallery press release >>



Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, 21 January-4 February
The New Artists
Members of the Club of Friends of Vladimir Mayakovsky

Exhibition views. All pictures: courtesy of Bluecoat


Artists: Sergei Bugaev, Oleg Kotelnikov, (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Timur Novikov, Vadim Ovchinnikov, Inal Savchenkov, and Ivan Sotnikov
Andrey Kurmayetsev “Mertvyi‘s“ portrait was mistaken for a work by Evgeny Yufit.
Several works are probably joint works, and one of the works in Bugaev's section is presumably by Andrei Krisanov.

In comparison to Stockholm, the number of participating artists was considerable lower in Liverpool, as was the number of works displayed by each of the artists.
Ksenia Novikova’s “Chronicle” of New Artists events, printed in the New Artists exhibition catalogue of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2012, p. 279, lists the following artists for this exhibition: Bugaev, Kotelnikov, Novikov, Gurjanov, Ovchinnikov, Savchenkov, Kozlov, Egelsky. In this way, there are some discrepancies with the Bluecoat's photo-documentation, as the the pictures from the exhibition show six works by Sotnikov, who is not in the "Chronicle" list, but none by Gurjanov nor Egelsky.

Note: Wall labels use the Swedish spelling of Russian names, adopted from the exhibition "De Nya från Leningrad / "The New from Leningrad" at the Kulturhuset, Stockholm, 1988 – the first venue of this exhibition tour. more>>




Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989. On the left wall: a joint work, presumably by Sergei Bugaev and Andrei Krisanov On the right wall, top left: a painting by Sergei Bugaev, top right: exhibition poster with Kozlov‘s logo "Star" Bottom: photographs of Leningrad artists and their studios taken for the Kulturhuset catalogue.

On the left wall: a joint work, presumably by Sergei Bugaev and Andrei Krisanov
On the right wall, top left: a painting by Sergei Bugaev, top right: exhibition poster with Kozlov‘s logo "Star"
Bottom: photographs of Leningrad artists and their studios taken for the Kulturhuset catalogue.



Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989. On the left wall: Press review (see introduction on page 1) On the rght wall: (E-E) Evgenij Kozov Звезда / "Star", white paint on red calico, 207 x 225 cm, 1987

On the left wall: Press review (see introduction on page 1 more >>)
On the rght wall: (E-E) Evgenij Kozov Звезда / "Star", white paint on red calico, 207 x 225 cm, 1987

On the rght wall: (E-E) Evgenij Kozov Звезда / "Star", white paint on red calico, 207 x 225 cm, 1987

Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989. (E-E) Evgenij Kozov, from left to right: МИР (Л. Н. Толстой) / The World (Lev Tolstoy), Mixed media on canvas, approx. 170 x 110 cm, 1988 Anna Karenina 2, Mixed media on canvas, approx. 200 x 145 cm, 1988 Anna Karenina 1, Mixed media on canvas, 215 x 149 cm, 1988

(E-E) Evgenij Kozov, from left to right:
МИР (Л. Н. Толстой) / The World (Lev Tolstoy), Mixed media on canvas, approx. 170 x 110 cm, 1988
Anna Karenina 2, Mixed media on canvas, approx. 200 x 145 cm, 1988
Anna Karenina 1, Mixed media on canvas, 215 x 149 cm, 1988



Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989. Inal Savtchenkov

Inal Savtchenkov



Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989. Six works by Ivan Sotnikov The second painting on the left is displayed upside down

Six works by Ivan Sotnikov
The second painting on the left is displayed upside down.



Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989. Four works by Oleg Kotelnikov

Four works by Oleg Kotelnikov



Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989. Top: Timur Novikov and Sergei Bugaev Bottom: Timur Novikov Object: Sergey Kuryokhin's stage costume

Top: Timur Novikov and Sergei Bugaev
Bottom: Timur Novikov
Object: Sergey Kuryokhin's stage costume



Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989. Two works by Timur Novikov

Two works by Timur Novikov



Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989. Left wall, top: Timur Novikov and Sergei Bugaev, bottom: Timur Novikov Right wall: three works by Timur Novikov

Left wall, top: Timur Novikov and Sergei Bugaev, bottom: Timur Novikov
Right wall: three works by Timur Novikov



Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989. Left: not identified, right: Oleg Kotelnikov

Left: not identified, right: Oleg Kotelnikov



 Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989. Top right: presumably Andrei Krisanov Three paintings by Sergei Bugaev

Top right: presumably Andrei Krisanov
Three paintings by Sergei Bugaev



Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989. Two paintings by Sergei Bugaev

Two paintings by Sergei Bugaev



Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989. Three works by Sergei Bugaev

Three works by Sergei Bugaev



Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989.  Left: a painting by (presumably) Sergei Bugaev and Andrei Krisanov Right: Timur Novikov; object: Sergey Kuryokhin's stage costume

Left: a painting by (presumably) Sergei Bugaev and Andrei Krisanov
Right: Timur Novikov; object: Sergey Kuryokhin's stage costume



Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989. Left: Sergei Bugaev; centre: Vadim Ovchinniov; right: Sergei Bugaev

Left: Sergei Bugaev; centre: Vadim Ovchinnikov; right: Sergei Bugaev



Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, Bluecoat Gallery, 1989. Top: Andrey Kurmayetsev “Mertvyi‘s“ portrait, mistakenly presented as a work by Evgeny Yufit Bottom: Vadim Ovchinnikov

Top: Andrey Kurmayetsev “Mertvyi‘s“ portrait, mistakenly presented as a work by Evgeny Yufit
Bottom: Vadim Ovchinnikov



Research and Text: Hannelore Fobo, April / October 2020
Page 1: Introduction. From Stockholm to Liverpool. >>
Page 2: The New Artists exhibition at the Bluecoat Gallery
Page 3: The exhibition logo >>
Page 4: The Exhibition of Banners at the Tate Gallery Liverpool >>
Page 5 The Bluecoat Gallery press release >>

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updated 8 November 2020