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VTB as sponsor of Petr Konchalosky. Towards the Evolution of Russian Avant-garde

15 September 2010

VTB as sponsor of Petr Konchalosky. Towards the Evolution of Russian Avant-garde.

VTB Bank has acted as an official sponsor of the large exhibition of Petr Konchalovsky to be held in Moscow from 15 September to 15 November in the State Tretyakov Gallery (Engeneering building, Lavrushinsky Lane,12).

This is the 20th individual exhibition of Petr Konchalovsky. The first exhibition of the artist was held in 1922 in the State Tretyakov Gallery as well.

The exhibition will displace a full retrospective of the artist’s works from 1900 to 1950. They include more than a hundred of works of art and graphics from the Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, Petr Konchalovsky Foundation and private collections. Unique archive materials and documents will be displaced, in particular, letters to and from Pablo Picasso and Henri Le Fauconnier. The exhibition was designed by Jack Patterson, a young British architect.

The exhibition was already displaced in the State Russian Museum in St.Petersburg and visited by more than 180 thousand people.

The Moscow exhibition will be focused on the most interesting period of the artist’s work, in particular, his participation in the Jack of Diamonds art group (1910-1917). Besides, visitors will see the largest family portrait of Petr Konchalovsky – In the Workshop. Family Portrait. Among other works shown for the first time are Paris. A Boy with an Apple, 1908; Portrait of Historian Protopopov, 1911; A still life: Beer and Vobla, 1911; Mtsyri. Thunderstorm, 1927; Petergof. Cavalry Bath House, 1931; A still life: Red Tray and a Rowan Brunch, 1947.

Especially for the Moscow exhibition, iPhone free supplement was designed. It contains various reference information and an audio guide. It’s the first time such a project has been implemented in Russia.

The exhibition in the Tretyakov Gallery will be accompanied with a rich program, including excursions, a set of lectures, round tables, and special events for children and creative young people.

Alexander Konov, Petr Konchalovsky Foundation Director said: “We are very pleased that VTB management shares our interest in enlightenment projects. We are convinced that our cooperation is a good example of effective joint work of financial and cultural institutions.”

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