18.04 - 20.05.2012, 00:00-20:00

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Program: [Exhibitions]

National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod)
RAM radioartemobile (Rome, Italy)


exhibition project of the world-renowned contemporary artist


Jannis Kounellis has been among the most influential world artists since the 1970s. He is a founder and one of the most outstanding artists of the Italian avant-garde movement “Arte Povera”, so called “poor art”. In 2011 Jannis Kounellis created “S.T.” (Senza Titolo/Untitled) installation specifically for Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod, in this installation the artist uses unordinary approach to the European and Russian history. The main metaphor in the artwork is moving forward to life which holds hopes for the better future.

In autumn 2011 the project was included into “Special Guest” program of one of the major contemporary art events – 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Aside from the capital, Nizhny Novgorod is the only Russian city which the artist will visit for montage and showcase of the installation; and that is indicative of the Arsenal’s growing authority as an international art centre.

Opening ceremony of the exhibition will take place on the 17th of April at 19.00.

About the artist:
Jannis Kounellis was born in Greece. Since 1956 resides in Rome. He is a professor of Dusseldorf Art Academy since the second half of the 1990s. Sculptor and installation master, he was one of the first artists who started using various simple natural and industrial objects in their art. Rebellious spirit, Kounellis became widely known in 1969 when he presented twelve horses as an exposition in a gallery space. His exhibitions are hosted in the largest and prestigious world museums.
The master’s artworks are among the greatest collections such as the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), the Guggenheim Museum (New York), MOMA (New York), the Tate Gallery (London).

The exhibition is open from April 18 till May 20 daily except Mondays, from 12.00 till 20.00.

Admission – 100 rubles. Discounted admission – 50 rubles.

Address: Nizhny Novgorod, Arsenal, Kremlin, building 6. Contact information: (831) 423 5741 (general inquiries), www.ncca.ru/nnovgorod

The exhibition is organized under the patronage of the Embassy of Italy in Russia, with support of the Italian Cultural Institute in Moscow.

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