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>>
Research and Text: Hannelore Fobo, April / October 2020
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: 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
(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
Six works by Ivan Sotnikov
The second painting on the left is displayed upside down.
Four works by Oleg Kotelnikov
Top: Timur Novikov and Sergei Bugaev
Bottom: Timur Novikov
Object: Sergey Kuryokhin's stage costume
Two works by Timur Novikov
Left wall, top: Timur Novikov and Sergei Bugaev, bottom: Timur Novikov
Right wall: three works by Timur Novikov
Left: not identified, right: Oleg Kotelnikov
Top right: presumably Andrei Krisanov
Three paintings by Sergei Bugaev
Two paintings by Sergei Bugaev
Three works by Sergei Bugaev
Left: a painting by (presumably) Sergei Bugaev and Andrei Krisanov
Right: Timur Novikov; object: Sergey Kuryokhin's stage costume
Left: Sergei Bugaev; centre: Vadim Ovchinnikov; right: Sergei Bugaev
Top: Andrey Kurmayetsev “Mertvyi‘s“ portrait, mistakenly presented as a work by Evgeny Yufit
Bottom: Vadim Ovchinnikov
upoloaded 24 April 2020
updated 8 November 2020