Portrait/Landscape: Genre Boundaries
01.06 - 12.08.2012
Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)
NCCA Volga region branch
Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA)
Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum
The Fine Arts Museum of Nantes (France)
New Art Foundation
The exhibition is organized with the support of:
Embassy of France in the Russian Federation
Nizhny Novgorod city administration
Ministry of Culture of the Nizhny Novgorod Region
Alliance Frances in Nizhny Novgorod
2 June — 12 August
"Portrait/Landscape: Genre Boundaries”
From the collection of the Fine Arts Museum of Nantes (France)
From June the 2nd till August the 12th two largest exhibition venues in Nizhny Novgorod - Arsenal of the Volga region branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts and D.V. Sirotkin house of the Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum - will host one large-scale exhibition. The exposition includes over 50 works by artists of the XVI-XXI centuries, for instance, Tintoretto, Raoul Dufy, Marina Abramovich, Gilbert and George. Nizhny Novgorod audience will be the first to see the part of the richest collection of the Nantes Fine Arts Museum, then the exhibition will travel to Moscow.
The exhibition is divided into two parts according to their theme and place of exposition. The Nizhny Novgorod Museum will host “Portrait” and “Landscape” will be displayed at the Arsenal in Kremlin.
The exhibition presents a unique opportunity to follow evolution of the portrait and landscape genres from classicism to modern photography, installations and video performance.
About the Fine Arts Museum of Nantes:
The Museum’s history began in September 1801 when a decree about creation of 15 museums in the cities of France was issued. The “Chaptal decree” passed “treasures recovered from enemies of the republic” over to those museums. Since 1838 the Museum follows the policy set by decision of the City Council – to acquire works of contemporary (according to an epoch) artists. For instance, the Museum’s collection includes over 2000 artworks which were created in the period from 1950 until 2010.
VOLGA REGION BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS
ADDRESS: Arsenal, Kremlin, building 6.
WORKING HOURS: daily, except Monday, 12:00-20:00.
CONTACT INFORMATION: (831) 423 5741, www.ncca.ru/nnovgorod.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD STATE ART MUSEUM
ADDRESS: Verhnevolzhskaya embankment, 3.
WORKING HOURS: daily except Tuesday, 11:00-18:00. Thursday 12:00-20:00.
CONTACT INFORMATION: (831) 439 15 40, www.artmuseumnn.ru
Illustration: Jean-Baptiste Greuze. Portrait of Charles-Etienne de Bourgevin de Vialart, duke of Saint-Maurice, in childhood. © RMN -Photographie : G. BLOT