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"Born in the U.S.S.R. – Russian Art in Germany"

27.04.2009 - Press release

On Tuesday (28 April), Minister of State Gernot Erler, together with Vladimir V. Kotenev, Ambassador of the Russian Federation, opened the exhibition entitled "Born in the U.S.S.R. – Russian Art in Germany". On show are 40 works of art – oil paintings, drawings and prints, installations, photographs and video art – created between 1985 and 2008 by 15 contemporary Russian artists living in Germany.

Tomorrow (28 April), at 6.30 p.m., in the Lichthof (atrium) of the Federal Foreign Office, Minister of State Gernot Erler, together with Vladimir V. Kotenev, Ambassador of the Russian Federation, will open the exhibition entitled "Born in the U.S.S.R. – Russian Art in Germany". The event is open to the press.

On show will be 40 works of art – oil paintings, drawings and prints, installations, photographs and video art – created between 1985 and 2008 by 15 contemporary Russian artists living in Germany, for example Ivan Chuikov, Boris Mikhailov, Yuri Albert and Dmitri Vrubel ("The Brotherly Kiss"), as well as by younger artists such as Daniel Akulin and Grigori Dor.

The aim of the exhibition is to forge a link between the classical Russian avantgarde and the modern era. It was organized by the Internationaler Deutsch-Russischer Club e.V. (IDRC), which is dedicated to fostering German-Russian cultural contacts and friendship.

The Lichthof exhibition is open to the public from 28 April to 19 May 2009, Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Entrance is free of charge.

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