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Exhibition “Peresvetov Pereulok. Sorting the archive”

The exhibition “Peresvetov Pereulok. Sorting the archive” will be opened on September 03 in the gallery “Peresvetov Pereulok” of Moscow City Galleries Network. It will present the gallery's archive for the first time. 

“Peresvetov pereulok”, previously – “Exhibition hall of the Proletarsky district” opened at the end of 1986. At the beginning of this year, Mikhail Gorbachev at the 27th Congress for the first time raised the topic of publicity. Unofficial artists were given the opportunity to legally display their art. Thus, “Peresvetov pereulok” became the first official venue for the famous “Club of avant-gardists” (CLAVA). The history of this artistic association began with a request to hold an exhibition in this hall. 

At different times, their works were shown here: Lev Kropivnitsky, Avdey Ter-Oganyan, Yuri Albert, Olga Chernysheva, Larisa Zvezdochetova, Dmitry Tsvetkov, Ilya Kitup, Elena Elagina, Nikita Alekseev and many others. But the history of “Peresvetov pereulok” is rather interesting because this place seems to “belong to no one”. Immediately after the avant-garde and provocative exhibition, there could be a peaceful exhibition of autumn landscape, down shawls and the leader of a Hindu sect. In this sense, the exhibition plan of “Peresvetov pereulok” is a litmus test for the reality of the nineties and zero years. 

While working on the exhibition, the curators set out to present to the public all the artists and artists who have worked with the gallery over its more than 30-year history. The archive was also supplemented with new materials - photographs from personal collections and interviews with Ilya Kitup, Avdey Ter-Oganyan, Elena Elagina, Yuri Albert, Larisa Zvezdochetova, Vitaly Ermolaev, Dmitry Tsvetkov and other authors. 

The exhibition also allows the audience to participate in the “sorting the archive” and form their own statement about the history of the gallery and time. A copy of the archive (artist cards, press releases, photos, and other materials) will be made publicly available. 

Opening: September 03, 2020, 19:00 

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