Artist Alexander Aksinin

Memorial evening

07.10.2010, 19:00-21:00 Thursday

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Program: [Contemporary Art In An Open Society]

Place: National Centre for Contemporary Arts, the small hall

Participants: Leonid Bazhanov, Igor Vvendensky, Vladimir Onusaitis, Elena Petrovskaya, Andrei Plakhov, Mikhail Sokolov

Graphic artist Alexander Aksinin (1949 – 1985) was one of the most outstanding representatives of Lvov noncomformism and after moving to Moscow, he also entered the circle of “alternative artists”. In his short life, Alexander Aksinin created nearly 340 etchings and 150 watercolor works and works in mixed techniques (gouache, India ink, printer’s ink). His prints include illustrations for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Gulliver’s Travels, the ancient Chinese I Ching (Book of Changes) and the Boschiana series. To a great extent, Aksinin’s creative connection with the Estonian school and the phenomenon of European mysticism and encoding artistic systems defined in visual philosophy. The session will include a show of Aksinin’s works, including 15 graphic works donated to the NCCA’s collection by I.V. Vvedensky.

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