Cosmoscow 2017

This year, Cosmoscow, the only international contemporary art fair in Russia and the CIS, is celebrating its 5th anniversary. The most influential and dynamically developing international and Russian galleries will exhibit all under one roof at Gostiny Dvor. The Lumiere Brothers Gallery is pleased to present the curated project One Hundred Years in Photography. The exposition will show how Soviet photography developed from the 1920s to the 1990s, where every decade made a special contribution to the art of photography. The study begins with the classic photographers of the 20s and 30s, who were the pioneers of photojournalism, masters of avant-garde and constructivism; the 40s-50s demonstrate the subject of socialist realism, and also the military chronicles of prominent reporters; the 60s—the turning point from reporting to a genre structure, give rise to the cult of cinema and bohemia, and consequently a new cultural paradigm. The 70s-80s—the era of non-conformism, dissidence, artists’ workshops—from the perspective of photography, make sense of the scale and authenticity of the new times, the awareness of the future. The exhibition ends with the early 90s, on the threshold of significant, pivotal, and historical changes on a national scale.

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