Alina Pinsky Gallery celebrates its first anniversary with a group exhibition “Yesterday, Today, Always”. The works of the artists – Igor Chelkovski, Mikhail Chernishov, Francisco Infante, Vladimir Andreenkov, Tim Parchikov, Evgeny Muzalevsky, Dunya Zakharova, as well as a new artist in the gallery, Igor Skaletsky — are exhibited with the works from the gallery’s collection presented by Rimma Zanevskaya, Serge Charchoune, Claude Bellegarde, Edgar Gillet and others.
The anniversary exhibition “Yesterday, Today, Always” shows the works by the artists of several generations — both nonconformist artists, whose individual style was formed in a closed social and cultural environment, and new works by young artists, whose professional formation began in the conditions of multiculturalism, internationalism and free art market. The exposition in “white cube” allows the viewer to trace, if not the continuity of artistic traditions and ideas over the past fifty years, then their organic coexistence within a single cultural field. In addition, the exhibition presents works from the gallery’s collection such authors as Serge Charchoune, Claude Bellegarde, Edgar Gillet and others.
“The fifth anniversary, a very important date, has happened on a difficult time. The plans of development are forced to be adjusted, international projects are canceled, exhibition in March has been postponed indefinitely… Nevertheless, the work in Moscow continues, and the gallery decided to make a vernissage for its anniversary, to bring together art lovers and professionals, as if declaring: “We cannot predict the future. But there should be a place for art,” says Alina Pinsky, the founder and director of the gallery.
Different directions of Soviet nonconformism are represented by the works of Igor Chelkovski, Mikhail Chernishov, Francisco Infante and Nonna Goryunova, Rimma Zanevskaya, Vladimir Andreenkov.
These artists are the classics of Soviet unofficial art of the second half of the XXth century, and their artworks are in the collections of the Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, the Ludwig Foundation in Vienna, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Zimmerli Museum in New Jersey and other famous collections all around the world.
These artists are united by their passion for the ideas of the avant-garde and an analytical approach to constructing a composition on a plane.
The other pole of the exhibition is the works of recent years by young artists of the gallery, neo—expressionist paintings by Evgeny Muzalevsky and Igor Skaletsky, photographs by Tim Parchikov and graphic embroidery canvases by Dunya Zakharova.