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      E-E Evgenij Kozlov: Exhibitions

The Kozlov Collection “2x3m”
on Palace Bridge, St Petersburg

Первая выставка на Дворцовом мосту
The First Exhibition on Palace Bridge

July 22 /23, 1990

Leningrad / Saint Petersburg

Concept and Organisation: Ivan Movsesyan

Page 2: Photo Documentation (Hannelore Fobo)

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Collection “2x3m” on Palace Bridge, St Petersburg, photo: Hannelore Fobo

About my photo-documentation:

The fifty-eight slides constitute the most comprehensive documentation of this outstanding art project, presenting not only the event itself, but also the preparation work. 

I published the photos in chronological order. In this way, the viewer can follow the process of realising the exhibition. It starts with assembling the paintings in Ivan Movsesyan's studio and continues with their installation on Palace Bridge and the opening of the bridge – where they could be seen on the early morning of 23 July, 1990, between 1.00 a.m. and 2.00 a.m. –, and, finally, sees the exhibition being dismantled and the works taken away.

A selection of prints was exhibited in March 1991 at the Planetarium, Leningrad / St. Petersburg (see previous page), and in October 1991 at the large St. Petersburg Art Festival “Les Allumées” in Nantes, France more>> .

Three of these pictures are now in the Bibliothèque Kandinsky of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, as part of a documentation of (E-E) Evgeni Kozlov's painting "Love for the Earth" which entered the collection of the Centre Pompidou in 2019. See homepage of Centre Pompidou >>

Exhibition text for "Nevski Prospekt Underground, “Les Allumées”, France :

Dans la nuit du 22 au 23 juillet 1990, une des expositions les plus remarquables de l'art soviétique eut lieu sur le Pont du Palais au cœur du paysage grandiose de Saint-Pétersbourg: l'Amirauté, le Palais d'Hiver, la Forteresse Pierre-et-Paul, le Cabinet de l'Art. D'une envergure monumentale, cette opération d'une heure et demie parfaitement synchronisée garda cependant un caractère intime. Seul le cercle étroit de la scène culturelle léningradoise était présent, en plus de quelques promeneurs nocturnes.

Les ponts de Leningrad sur la Neva sont munis d'un système élévateur permettant aux bateaux d ' avoir accès à la Mer Baltique. L'ouverture et la fermeture des ponts se répètent toutes les nuits durant les mois où la Neva est navigable, avec une précision étonnante.

L'artiste Ivan Movsesian eut l'idée d'utiliser la partie du Pont du Palais qui s'ouvre face au Palais d'Hiver comme support d'œuvres de dimensions exceptionnelles. Pour ce projet, (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov prêta sa collection « 2 x 3m » d'œuvres d'artistes léningradois, ainsi que cinq peintures de son cycle « Novaya Klassika » (La Nouvelle Classique). D'autres artistes exposèrent également.

Quinze minutes avant l'ouverture du pont, c'est-à-dire à 0 h 45 dans la nuit du 22 au 23 juillet 1990, la police bloqua la circulation pour les automobilistes. Tout de suite, les artistes commencèrent à dérouler les toiles sur l'asphalte sans perdre une seconde, et à les accrocher sur le pont.

Douze minutes plus tard, l'accrochage était réalisé. Des camions des studios de Lenfilm éclairèrent de leurs phares les œuvres qui émergèrent peu à peu de la nuit. Les tableaux apparurent étonnamment petits sur l'asphalte. La performance dura une heure. À deux heures quinze, la circulation reprit son cours normal.

Hannelore Fobo, 1991

Part 1
Preparing the exhibition
Venue: studio of Ivan Movsesyan, Yuris Lesnik, and Georgy Guryanov – the so-called "Gold and Silver" studio at Fontanka Embankment 145.


1.
Studio “Gold and Silver”, Fontanka 145 Ivan Movsesyan laying out the exhibition scheme, photo: Hannelore Fobo

Studio “Gold and Silver”, Fontanka 145
Ivan Movsesyan laying out the exhibition scheme


2.
Ivan Movsesyan's scheme of displaying the paintings. The central column has the paintings assembled horizontally, while the left and right colums connects the shorter sides of the paintings, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Ivan Movsesyan's scheme of displaying the paintings. The central column has the paintings assembled horizontally, while the left and right colums connects the shorter sides of the paintings.


3.
Ivan Movsesyan working on the display scheme for the paintings, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Ivan Movsesyan working on the display scheme for the paintings


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Most paintings brought by the artists are in a 2x3 m format, photo: Hannelore Fobo

Most paintings brought by the artists are in a 2x3 m format.


5.
Ivan Movsesyan and Dmitry Egorov
Ivan Movsesyan and Dmitry Egorov


6.
Ivan Movsesyan with a work by Elena Bogdanova (Nika) in Kozlov's collection "2x3m", photo: Hannelore Fobo
Ivan Movsesyan with a work by Elena Bogdanova (Nika) in Kozlov's collection "2x3m"


7.
Ivan Movsesyan, Yuris Lesnik, Andrey Gamayun, and Vadim Ovchinnikov On the floor, from Kozlov's collection "2x3m": Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro "Self poisoned? No, been hunted!!! (To Evgenij Kozlov)", photo: Hannelore Fobo

Ivan Movsesyan, Yuris Lesnik, Andrey Gamayun, and Vadim Ovchinnikov
On the floor, from Kozlov's collection "2x3m":
Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro "Self poisoned? No, been hunted!!! (To Evgenij Kozlov)"



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Paintings by Oleg Kotelnikov (left) and Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe (right) from (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov's collection “2x3m”, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Paintings by Oleg Kotelnikov (left) and Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe (right) from (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov's collection “2x3m”


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Yuris Lesnik (left), Vadim Ovchinnikov (right) On the wall: paintings by Georgy Guryanov (left) and Sergei Bugaev (right), photo: Hannelore Fobo
Yuris Lesnik (left), Vadim Ovchinnikov (right)
On the wall: paintings by Georgy Guryanov (left) and Sergei Bugaev (right)



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Ivan Movsesyan (left) and Andrey Gamayun (right) Painting on the floor: (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov “Love for Work”, 1990, from the cycle "New Classicals", photo: Hannelore Fobo
Ivan Movsesyan (left) and Andrey Gamayun (right)
Painting on the floor: (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov “Love for Work”, 1990, from the cycle "New Classicals"


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Andrey Gamayun in front of a painting by Georgy Guryanov, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Andrey Gamayun in front of a painting by Georgy Guryanov.

Part 2
The Exhibition

12.
From left to right: Andrey Gusev, Ivan Movsesyan, Andrey Gamayun, and (E-) Evgenij Kozlov. Painting by Georgy Guryanov. Guryanov made this painting for Kozlov's collection "2x3m", although it did not join the collection, photo: Hannelore Fobo

From left to right: Andrey Gusev, Ivan Movsesyan, Andrey Gamayun, and (E-) Evgenij Kozlov.
Painting by Georgy Guryanov.
Guryanov made this painting for Kozlov's collection "2x3m", although it did not join the collection.


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Andrey Gusev (standing), Ivan Movsesyan, Evgenij Kozlov fixing ropes to the central column of paintings, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Andrey Gusev (standing), Ivan Movsesyan, Evgenij Kozlov fixing ropes to the central column of paintings


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Andrey Gusev and (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Andrey Gusev and (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov


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Paintings by Igor Ryatev, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro ("2x3m"), and Oleg Kotelnikov ("2x3m"), constituting the upper part of the left column, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Paintings by Igor Ryatev, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro ("2x3m"), and Oleg Kotelnikov ("2x3m"), constituting the upper part of the left column.


16.
Timur Novikov (right) and a friend fixing Novikov's work, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Timur Novikov (right) and a friend fixing Novikov's work


17.
Ivan Movsesyan and Dmitri Egorov with Slava Shevelenko's painting "Marta", photo: Hannelore Fobo
Ivan Movsesyan and Dmitri Egorov with Slava Shevelenko's painting "Marta"


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Ivan Movsesyan (left) and Dmitri Egorov (right) with Slava Shevelenko's painting "Marta", photo: Hannelore Fobo
Ivan Movsesyan (left) and Dmitri Egorov (right) with Slava Shevelenko's painting "Marta".


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Left: Andrey Gusev. On the reverse of "Marta" is another painting that can be partly seen, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Left: Andrey Gusev. On the reverse of "Marta" is another painting that can be partly seen.


19.
Andrey Gamayun (right) and friends, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Andrey Gamayun (right) and friends


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Ivan Movsesyan, unknown, and Andrey Gusev with the roll of paintings for the right side of the bridge, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Ivan Movsesyan, unknown, and Andrey Gusev with the roll of paintings for the right side of the bridge.


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Paintings by Ivan Sotnikov (top), Vyacheslav Mogilevsky, Elena Bogdanova (NIKA), all from Kozlov's “2x3m“ collection. The author of the painting with parallel stripes has not been identified, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Paintings by Ivan Sotnikov (top), Vyacheslav Mogilevsky, Elena Bogdanova (NIKA), all from Kozlov's “2x3m“ collection. The author of the painting with parallel stripes has not been identified.


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Paintings by Vyacheslav Mogilevsky, (centre) and Elena Bogdanova (Nika) (right border), photo: Hannelore Fobo
Paintings by Vyacheslav Mogilevsky, (centre) and Elena Bogdanova (Nika) (right border)


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Ivan Movsesyan (left) and Dmitri Egorov (right), photo: Hannelore Fobo
Ivan Movsesyan (left) and Dmitri Egorov (right)



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Andrey Gamayun with a work by Oleg Kotelnikov from the left column, (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov with Slava Shevelenko's painting "Marta", photo: Hannelore Fobo
Andrey Gamayun with a work by Oleg Kotelnikov from the left column, (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov with Slava Shevelenko's painting "Marta".


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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov. Slava Shevelenko's painting "Marta" , photo: Hannelore Fobo
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Slava Shevelenko's painting "Marta"

25.
Ivan Movsesyan, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Ivan Movsesyan


26.
Yuris Lesnik (right) with his video camera, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Yuris Lesnik (right) with his video camera.


27.
Someone (Alexander Rets?) takes the opportunity to document a painting not being part of the exhibition, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Someone (Alexander Rets?) takes the opportunity to document a painting not being part of the exhibition.


28.
A motor-cyclist manages to cross the bridge although traffic has already been stopped. Paintings by Vyacheslev Mogilevsky, Elena Bogdanova (Nika), Vladislav Gutsevich, and Ivan Sotnikov, all from the collection “2x3m”, photo: Hannelore Fobo
A motor-cyclist manages to cross the bridge although traffic has already been stopped.
Paintings by Vyacheslev Mogilevsky, Elena Bogdanova (Nika), Vladislav Gutsevich, and Ivan Sotnikov, all from the collection “2x3m”.


29.
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov


30.
Vladislav Mamshev-Monro (left), Georgy Guryanov (with jeans jacket), Timur Novikov (with jeans) and Ksenia Novikova
Vladislav Mamshev-Monro (left), Georgy Guryanov (with jeans jacket), Timur Novikov (with jeans) and Ksenia Novikova


31.
In the foreground: Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro, photo: Hannelore Fobo
In the foreground: Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro.


32.
The paintings have been tied up and the artists are now waiting for the bridge to open, photo: Hannelore Fobo
The paintings have been tied up and the artists are now waiting for the bridge to open.


33.
Trucks from Lenfilm Studio stand in position to illuminate the exhibition with headlights, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Trucks from Lenfilm Studio stand in position to illuminate the exhibition with headlights.


34.
The bridge is being raised. Paintings in the lower part of the bridge appear. Paintings by Slava Shevelenko and Inal Savchenkov, photo: Hannelore Fobo
The bridge is being raised. Paintings in the lower part of the bridge appear.
Paintings by Slava Shevelenko and Inal Savchenkov.


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The bridge is being raised. Paintings in the central part of the bridge appear, photo: Hannelore Fobo
The bridge is being raised. Paintings in the central part of the bridge appear.


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The bridge is being raised, photo: Hannelore Fobo
The bridge is being raised.


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The bridge is being raised, photo: Hannelore Fobo
The bridge is being raised.


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Artists and public watching the opening of the bridge, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Artists and public watching the opening of the bridge.


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Artists watching the exhibtion. From left to right: Denis Egelsky (with white trousers), Timur Novikov, Aleksey Haas (behind Novikov), Dmitry Egorov, Elena Bogdanova, Alexander Nikolaev, Konstantin Mitenev, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Artists watching the exhibtion.
Sitting, from left to right:
Slava Shevelenko, two unidentified artists, Stas Lipkin, Igor Borisov, Denis Egelsky (with white trousers), Timur Novikov, Aleksei Haas (behind Novikov), Dmitry Egorov, Elena Bogdanova, Alexander Nikolaev, Konstantin Mitenev (with camera).

40.
The bridge has reached its final position.

Paintings, left column:
Oleg Kotelnikov “Still life at 90˚ C” (“2x3m”)
Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro:
“Self poisoned? No, been hunted!!! (To Evgenij Kozlov) (“2x3m”)
Igor Ryatov, Oleg Kotelnikov
Central column: Georgy Guryanov, (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov: five works
from the cycle "New Classiscals"; unidentified work (Ivan Movsesyan), Zakhar Nikolaev, Inal Savchenkov.
Right column: Ivan Sotnikov “Christmas Smile “(“2x3m”),
Vladislav Gutsevich “Cossack. The Moon in the Fourth Quarter“ (“2x3m”),
Elena Bogdanova “Flecks of Sunlight” (“2x3m”), Vyacheslav Mogilevsky “Heaven” (“2x3m”), unidentified work (with stripes), and Dmitri Egorov
Bottom centre: Slava Shevelenko"Marta"
Bottom left: Andrey Medvedev?, right: Timur Novikov

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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov and Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro posing for a picture taken by Rinad Akhmetin, photo: Hannelore Fobo
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov and Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro posing for a picture taken by Rinad Akhmetin.


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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov standing in front of the exhibition, photo: Hannelore Fobo
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov standing in front of the exhibition.


43.
Upper part of the central column Top: a work by Georgy Guryanov Below: five works from Kozlov's cycle "New Classiscals" – “Love for the Earth” in a day and a night version, “Love for Work” and “Love for the Wonderful”, also in a day and a night version, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Upper part of the central column
Top: a work by Georgy Guryanov
Below: five works from Kozlov's cycle "New Classiscals" – “Love for the Earth” in a day and a night version, “Love for Work” and “Love for the Wonderful”, also in a day and a night version.
Other motifs of the "New Classicals” cycle are “Love for Man”, "Love for the Woman” and “Love for Cosmos”. The seventh motif, “Love for God” has not been realised.
Works from the "New Classicals” cycle have been exhibited a number of times. A recent example is the exhibition “Notes from the Underground. Art and Alternative Music in Eastern Europe 1968–1994, at the Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz. It displayed “Love for Work”. more >>
In association with the exhibition at the Muzeum Sztuki, a 143 cm zigzag-fold leaflet on the "New Classicals” cycle was edited. more >>

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Alexander Nikolaev, Dmitri Egorov, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro, Elena Bogdanova, (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Timur Novikov, Georgy Guryanov, unknown, Ivan Movsesyan, Andrey Medvedev, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Alexander Nikolaev, Dmitri Egorov, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro, Elena Bogdanova (Nika), (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Timur Novikov, Georgy Guryanov, unknown, Ivan Movsesyan, Andrey Medvedev.


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Alexander Nikolaev, Dmitri Egorov, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro, Elena Bogdanova (Nika), (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Timur Novikov, unknown, Ivan Movsesyan, Andrey Medvedev, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Alexander Nikolaev, Dmitri Egorov, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro, Elena Bogdanova (Nika), (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, Timur Novikov, unknown, Ivan Movsesyan, Andrey Medvedev.


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Hannelore Fobo and (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Hannelore Fobo and (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov


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Hannelore Fobo and (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
Hannelore Fobo and (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov


48.
Vladislav Mamyshev Monro and Rinad Akhmetin, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Vladislav Mamyshev Monro and Rinad Akhmetin


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Alexander Nikoalev, (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, unknown, Andrey Medvedev, and Konstantin Mitenev, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Alexander Nikoalev, (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov, unknown, Andrey Medvedev, and Konstantin Mitenev.


50.
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov


51.
Dmitry Egorov, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Dmitry Egorov


52.
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov and Alexander Rets, photo: Hannelore Fobo
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov and Alexander Rets


53.
Unknown girl and Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Unknown girl and Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro


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After the end of the exhibition, Timur Novikov and a friend reassemble Novikov's work, photo: Hannelore Fobo
After the end of the exhibition, Timur Novikov and a friend reassemble Novikov's work.


55.
Dmitry Egorov
Here is D. Egorov's comment on his work sent on 12 April 2019: смысл картины - из квадрата в круг через диагональ. фон - натуральная вытканная ткань с цветочным орнаментом. круг, квадрат из вырезанных в форме круга и квадрата небольших зеркал. диагональ - алюминий, рыба -медь. все собрано индустриально -болты скобы -металл -- смешение не согласованных фактур и материалов и способов построения ----- откровение - пос т модерна !!!! я так это понимаю Ваш друг Дмитрий !!!!

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Andrey Gusev and Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro untying Kozlov's work “Love for the Earth”, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Andrey Gusev and Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro untying Kozlov's work “Love for the Earth”.


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Central column with a work by Georgy Guryanov and Kozlov's works from the "New Classicals" cycle, photo: Hannelore Fobo
Central column with a work by Georgy Guryanov and Kozlov's works from the "New Classicals" cycle.


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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov standing in front of the Southern segment of Palace Bridge raised open.
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov standing in front of the Southern segment of Palace Bridge raised open.


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