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Title On the Modernist Frontier: Foreign Art Exhibitions in Russia in the 1890s
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About author Doronchenkov, Ilia Askoldovich — Ph. D., professor. European University at Saint-Petersburg, Gagarinskaya str. 6/1A, 191187 St, Petersburg, Russian Federation.; Deputy Director for Research, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Volkhonka, 12, 121019 Moscow, Russian Federation.
In the section International Art in the 20th and 21st Centuries DOI10.18688/aa200-3-36
Year 2020 Volume 10 Pages 413422
Type of article RAR Index UDK 7.036”189” Index BBK 85.103(3)

The article reconstructs the history of organizing and holding of foreign art exhibitions that took place in Russia in the 1890s. During this period, St. Petersburg and Moscow were the leading locations of the Russian Empire, in which acquaintance, comprehension, and development of Western art practices took place.The article sequentially analyzes the large-scale exhibitions, which allowed the Russian audience, without going abroad, to get a fairly wide idea of the art of France, Holland, England, Belgium, and the countries of Scandinavia in a short period of time. A significant role in this process was played by the curatorial activity of Sergei Diaghilev, whose main goal, according to the author, was to form a new exhibition model in Russia — secession, i.e. a multinational exhibition that gives a pluralistic picture of the quest for contemporary art and focuses on masters with an international reputation. The article analyzes in detail the reasons why the new role of the curator postulated by Diaghilev, as well as the exposition and exhibition format proposed by him, were not fixed on Russian soil.

Reference Doronchenkov, Ilia A. On the Modernist Frontier: Foreign Art Exhibitions in Russia in the 1890s. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 10. Ed: A. V. Zakharova, S. V. Maltseva, E. Iu. Staniukovich-Denisova. — Lomonosov Moscow State University / St. Petersburg: NP-Print, 2020, pp. 413–422. ISSN 2312-2129.
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