Igor Shelkovsky (born in 1937) is a nonconformist artist, one of very few Russians whose name is known on the European art stage.
This show reveals Igor Shelkovsky’s attitude to the “city” theme, representing it not just as the author’s interpretation but, as it were, a “formula of the city.”
Ten objects from the artist’s workshop are 3D structures based on linear elements. The style of Igor Shelkovsky’s works links his creative oeuvre to the discoveries of Russian Avant-Garde of the early 20th century, and, consequently, to the first sections of the Tretyakov Gallery’s permanent exhibition in Krymsky Val.
The nuclear element of the art show is an architectural installation — an enlarged version of one of the ten objects. The installation is a structure inside which the visitor can walk and move through its elements. This “formula” is accessible for the visitor, just like the city is accessible to people, with all its complicated structure.
Participants: the State Tretyakov Gallery, private collections.
December 30, 2017 (Saturday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors as usual.
December 31, 2017 (Sunday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors:
- The Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane (Main Building and Engineering Building) and the New Tretyakov - until 18.00 (last admission until 17.00).
- Apollinary Vasnetsov Memorial Flat and Victor Vasnetsov Museum - until 17.00 (last admission until 16.00).
January 1, 2018 (Monday) - exhibitions are closed for visiting.
The Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane (Main Building and Engineering Building) and the New Tretyakov are open for visits from January 2 to 7, working hours as usual. January 8 - day off.
Apollinary Vasnetsov Memorial Flat and Victor Vasnetsov Museum are open for visits from January 3 to 7 as usual, on January 8 and 9 - day off.
Congratulations on the upcoming holidays and we are waiting in the halls of the Tretyakov Gallery!
(with valid ID)