Exhibit Opening. Sergei Volokhov: Theory of Reflection. Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Kolodzei Art Foundation for the opening reception of the exhibit Sergei Volokhov: Theory of Reflection. Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation. This exhibition features selected paintings and drawings from the 1980s to the present by prominent Russian artist Sergei Volokhov. These imaginative drawings on specially prepared paper are contemplations by the artist on Russian history and his personal memories.

Exhibit runs October 22 – December 18, 2019. Exhibit hours are Monday–Friday, 9:30AM – 5:00PM excluding university holidays.

Sergei Volokhov was born 1937 in Moscow and currently lives and works in Brussels. He graduated from the Graphic Arts department of the Pedagogical Institute in Moscow. In 1969, Volokhov had his first solo exhibition at Café Blue Bird in Moscow, where a number of Russian nonconformist artists, including Komar and Melamid, Ilya Kabakov, Oleg Vassiliev, Erik Bulatov, and Pyotr Belenok also had their first semi-official shows.

Starting in 1969, Sergei Volokhov participated in many group exhibitions in museums, including the Second Open-Air Exhibition in Izmailovsky Park in 1974; an exhibition at the Palace of Culture Pavilion at VDNkh, Moscow in 1975; Labyrinth, Palace of Youth, Moscow, Warsaw, Hanover, Hamburg, 1989; Russian Art from Lenin to Gorbachev, Botanik, Brussels, Belgium, 1988; Russian Pop Art, The State Tretyakov Gallery, 2005; Times of Change: Art of the 1960-85 in the Soviet Union, State Russian Museum, 2006; Moscow - New York = Parallel Play. From the Kolodzei Art Foundation Collection, National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2007 – 2008; This Leads to Fire: Russian Art from Non-Conformism to Global Capitalism. Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York, 2014-2015.

Volokhov’s works are in many museum collections, including: the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels; Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum; The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, Rutgers University; ART4.RU Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow; and the Kolodzei Art Foundation.

The Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc., a US-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public foundation founded in 1991, organizes exhibitions and cultural exchanges in museums and cultural centers in the United States, Russia and other countries, often utilizing the considerable resources of the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art, and publishes books on Russian art.

The Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art is one of the largest private art collections, and consists of over 7,000 works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, digital art and videos by more than 300 artists from Russia and the former Soviet Union. For additional information visit http://www.KolodzeiArt.org or email Kolodzei@kolodzeiart.org

Images:

Sergei Volokhov. The Leader in my Room II, from the series The Theory of Reflection, 1987. Indian ink, mixed media on paper, 17 x 22 in.

Sergei Volokhov. The Leader in my Room I, from the series The Theory of Reflection, 1987. Indian ink, mixed media on paper, 17 x 22 in.