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11 September - 10 November 2008
Marble Palace

‘The Siberian Myth. Voices of Territories’ exhibition in the rooms of the Russian Museum demonstrates the artworks by masters from various regions of Siberia: Omsk, Barnaul, Gorno-Altaisk, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Tyumen, Ulan-Ude, Khanty-Mansyisk, created in the XX – XXI centuries.

The Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after Mikhail Vrubel is the initiator of the project. The exhibition contains artworks from the collection of Omsk Museum, Tyumensk Museum of Fine Arts, A. Ivaschenko’s (Irkutsk) and O. Usachyova’s (Omsk) collections and artists’ studios.

Exposition shows the variety of themes and stylistic methods, ways of development of the Siberian art. This art is often called the original. It combines methods of the European art school with the art methods by indigenous population of this territory. Peculiarities of nature, subject world, people, spiritual and social condition, history of concrete area play an important role in the process of creating of artistic images. Ultimately, all of these factors reveal the uniqueness of art of the definite region.

The works by artists of the 1960s and 1970s form the sizeable part of the exposition. The authors harmonize the image of Siberia with its immense spaciousness, beauty and power. These images give the introductions of people, who live in this harsh part of the world. The exhibition contains the artworks by the prominent artists of Siberia: G. Shtabnov (Omsk), N. Gritsyuk (Novosibirsk), A. Pozdeeva (Krasnoyarsk).