Life After Life: a new art exhibition


Life After Life: a new art exhibition

The intermuseum artistic exhibition “Life After Life” will show how Petersburg artists explore the themes of death and immortality through visual art (painting, graphics, sculpture). Questions surrounding the definition of death and what comes thereafter are among mankind’s most disputed topics to this day. Manege’s exhibition is devoted to this profound experience and the delicate spiritual and visual interpretations that it demands.

Manege will present work created from 1725 to 2018 by artists such as Alexei Venetsianov, Karl Bryullov, Pyotr Klodt, Fyodor Bruni, Mark Antokolsky, Viktor Borisov-Musatov, Mikhail Vrubel, Vasily Surikov, Viktor Vasnetsov, Vasily Polenov, Alexander Golovin, Ilya Repin, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Ivan Bilibin, Nikolai Roerich, Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Alexandre Benois, Vladimir Sterligov, Alexander Arefev, Pavel Kondratev, Marc Chagall, Yevsey Moiseyenko, Andrei Mylnikov, and also contemporary artists such as Uldus Bakhtiozina, Anatoly Belkin, Alexander Zagoskin, Vladimir Kustov, Vyacheslav Mikhailov, Denis Patrakeev, Vitaly Pushnitsky, Nikolai Sazhin, Konstantin Simun, Dmitry Shagin, Mikhail Chemiakin, and many others.

More than 20 museums are participating in the project, including the Hermitage Museum, the State Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, and other museums from St. Petersburg, Moscow, and other Russian cities from Krasnodar to Pskov. Works from private collections will also be included in the exhibition.

Curator Elizaveta Pavlycheva: “Life After Life cannot be described with words alone. The goal of the exhibition is not to verbally convey one concrete, certain thought… especially the “truth” of this subject. The intention of the exhibition is to give viewers the opportunity to see how artists perceive life, death, and immortality in their work.

The exhibition is open to public on April 9 – May 22, 2019.