Day: November 13, 2021

Ukrainian Artists Focus of Dodge Collection Exhibition at the Zimmerli

Ukrainian Artists Focus of Dodge Collection Exhibition at the Zimmerli

The exhibition Painting in Excess: Kyiv’s Art Revival, 1985-1993 explores the inventive new art styles by Ukrainian artists responding to a trying transitional period of perestroika (restructuring) during the collapse of the Soviet Union.

On view at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University from November 6, 2021 through March 13, 2022, the exhibition highlights an explosion of styles, rediscovered histories, and newly found freedoms that blossomed against economic scarcity and ecological calamity, creating an effect of baroque excess.

Organized by guest research curator Olena Martynyuk, Ph.D. with assistance from Julia Tulovsky, Ph.D., the Zimmerli’s curator of Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art, Painting in Excess: Kyiv’s Art Revival, 1985-1993 is accompanied by a catalogue of the same title, co-published with Rutgers University Press. The public is invited to two free programs this fall: a hybrid curator-led tour on November 12, with an onsite tour that also will be livestreamed; and

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