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.
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.
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 www.begegnungspree.de.
This event promotes dialogue and inspiration and also reminds us how important it is to protect freedom and art even in difficult times.
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: www.begegnungspree.de.
Opening: none, instead extensive accompanying programme (see above) in German or Russian (DE/RU)
Exhibiition period: Friday, 15. September – Thursday, 5. October 2023To the Gallery
Image caption title image: Innokenti Baranov, O T, 2023, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
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