post-title Begegnung an der Spree | Q Gallery Berlin | 15.09.-05.10.2023

Begegnung an der Spree | Q Gallery Berlin | 15.09.-05.10.2023

Begegnung an der Spree | Q Gallery Berlin | 15.09.-05.10.2023

Begegnung an der Spree | Q Gallery Berlin | 15.09.-05.10.2023

until 05.10. | #4035ARTatBerlin | QGallery shows from 15. September 2023 the grou exhibition Begegnungen an der Spree (Encounters at the river Spree) with works by Russian artists in exile: Anastasia Astakhova, Innokenti Baranov, Mika Plutizkaya, Anna Rumyanseva and Vladimir Sorokin.

Bridges of Freedom: Berlin has once again hosted Russian artists, as it did a hundred years ago. Russian artists who disagree with Putin’s regime and the war in Ukraine have found refuge in Berlin to start a new chapter of their lives in a country where truth, humanism and freedom are an absolute value. The exhibition “Begegnung an der Spree” not only presents art, but also builds parallels between the immigration of Russian artists* in the 1920s.

Anastasia Astachova, Sie träumen nur vom Frieden (They dream of peace only),
2023, oil on canvas, 120 x 90 cm

Today, as a hundred years ago, many Russian artists choose Berlin as a symbol of freedom and diversity, hoping that their art and voice can be expressed freely, without fear of censorship and repression.

The exhibition “Begegnung an der Spree” not only presents a variety of artistic works, but also delves into the historical context. It recalls the times a century ago when creative individuals fled Russia in the early 1920s to escape the Bolshevik dictatorship and the horrors of the civil war and find refuge in Berlin. It is a reminder of how art and free thinking can survive the most difficult times and find a new life in a different environment.

Mika Plutizkaya, Porträt der Ballerina Olga Lepeshinskaya,
Oil and silkscreen on canvas, 55 x 76 cm

The exhibition “Begegnung an der Spree” (Encounter on the Spree) invites you on a journey through art that bears witness to the powerful force of free expression. The event takes place at the Q Gallery with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. For more details, please visit the exhibition website

Anna Rumyanseva, Levitation, 2023, Graphic, Rapidograph, Gouache, 17 × 24 cm

This event promotes dialogue and inspiration and also reminds us how important it is to protect freedom and art even in difficult times.

Accompagnying Programme

Saturday, 16.09.2023, 16:30 – 17:30 hrs
Artist talk with Mika Plutitskaya (RU)

Thursday, 21.09.2023, 16:30 – 17:30 hrs
Discussion with Pavel Frenkel – “The History of Russian Immigration in the 20th Century. Mutual interpenetration of cultures”. (EN)

Saturday, 23.09.2023, 16:30 – 17:30 hrs
Artist talk with Astachova Anastasia (RU)

Thursday, 28.09.2023, 16:30 – 17:30 hrs
Artist talk with Innokenti Baranov (DE)

Saturday, 30.09.2023, 16:30 – 17:30 hrs
Artist talk with Anna Rumyantseva (RU)

Please register here:

Opening: none, instead extensive accompanying programme (see above) in German or Russian (DE/RU)

Exhibiition period: Friday, 15. September – Thursday, 5. October 2023

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Image caption title image: Innokenti Baranov, O T, 2023, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

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