The Russian Avant-garde, Siberia and the East seeks to examine the fundamental importance of the Oriental and Eurasian connection to Russian Modernism. The exhibition displays 130 works (79 paintings, watercolours and drawings, 15 sculptures and 36 Oriental artefacts and ethnographical objects) and is divided into 11 sections. The central theme of the show attempts to document the complex relationship Russian artists experienced with the Orient.
Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Natal’ia Goncharova, Mikhail Larionov, Léon Bakst, Alexandre Benois, Pavel Filonov, Nikolai Kalmakov, Sergei Konenkov and Vasilii Vatagin are among the artists whose works are on view.
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