May 11 - November 24

Lc. 15: 11-32

Lc. 15: 11-32

May 11 - November 24

The Russian Pavilion is delighted to present the exhibition Lc. 15: 11-32 curated by The State Hermitage Museum and the General Director Mikhail Piotrovsky, which has been created especially for the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. 

The exhibition takes its name from the Gospel of Luke and the ‘Parable of the Prodigal Son’. The painting on this theme by Rembrandt has become the main masterpiece of the Hermitage Museum and the central theme of an installation for the Pavilion by the famous film director Alexander Sokurov simultaneously representing one of the halls of the museum and an artist’s studio surrounded by the turmoil and war of the modern world.

 

The inner staircase sends us down into the world of the Flemish School brought to life by the artist Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai and is dedicated to the intricate mechanisms in the Winter Palace such as the famous Peacock Clock. 

 

The exhibition is supported by JSC Russian Railways.

COMMISSIONER

SEMYON MIKHAILOVSKY

Born in Leningrad, USSR in 1961

Lives and works in St Petersburg, Russia

 

Rector of the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, 

where he serves as Associate Professor at the Chair of Architectural 

Theory and History. 

Curator, co-curator and organizer of exhibitions of Russian art in 

Stockholm, Venice, Taipei, Miami, Ravenna, Bologna, Rome, Madrid 

and other cities. 

CURATOR

THE STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM
MIKHAIL PIOTROVSKY

Born in Yerevan, ASSR in 1944

Lives and works in St Petersburg, Russia

 

General Director of The State Hermitage Museum since 1992.


A renowned arabist, author of more than 250 works including catalogues
of Arabic manuscripts, publications of Medieval monuments and ancient
inscriptions, works on Islamic political history and Arabic culture,
archeology of Arabia. 

PARTICIPANT

ALEXANDER SOKUROV

Born in Podorvikha, USSR in 1951

Lives and works in St Petersburg, Russia

 

Film Director. His most significant works include a feature film,
Russian Ark (2002), filmed in a single unedited shot, and Faust (2011),
which was honoured with the Golden Lion, the highest prize for
the best film at the Venice Film Festival.

PARTICIPANT

ALEXANDER SHISHKIN-HOKUSAI

Born in Leningrad, USSR in 1969

Lives and works in St Petersburg, Russia

 

Artist. Works as a theatre artist, creates paintings, installations and performances. 

From 2010,  a participant of the artistic group "Art. Parazit gallery". 
In 2011 his project "Juices! Light!" was nominated for the Kandinsky Prize.
His installation "Shooting range" was presented at the Busan Biennale in 2012. 

GENERAL PARTNER

JSCo "RZD"

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