The Hague Sculpture 2013
RUSSIA XXI. Contemporary Russian Sculpture
May 28th untill October 27th 2013
The Hague Sculpture and Beelden aan Zee Museum present contemporary Russian sculpture in 2013. After the successful exhibitions of The Hague under the Sky and The Rainbow Nation, The Hague Sculpture and Beelden aan Zee Museum will present a large exhibition of contemporary Russian sculpture in the summer of 2013. The organisers announced this today in Hilton The Hague during a meeting with partners and sponsors.
The Rainbow Nation: Contemporary sculpture from South Africa exhibition attracted more than 200,000 visitors in Beelden aan Zee Museum, on the Lange Voorhout and at various locations in The Hague. This makes it the second successful collaboration between The Hague Sculpture and Beelden aan Zee Museum in a row, following The Hague under the Sky with Chinese sculpture in 2011.
The theme for 2013 is contemporary sculpture from Russia. Beelden aan Zee Museum will present a rich variety of objects, installations and other spatial works from June until September. Monumental work will be displayed on the Lange Voorhout. The participating artists are established names as well as new talent. The organization is looking into artists such as AES+F, Yuri Avvakumov, Grisha Bruskin, Andrei Filippov, Dmitri Gutov, Iced Architects, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Irina Korina, Valery Koshlyakov, Alexander Kosolapov, Oleg Kulik, Boris Orlov, Gosha Ostretsov, Sergei Shekhortsov, Leonid Sokov, Alexander Taratynov and Vadim Zakharov.
There are various reasons for choosing Russia. Russian artists play an important part in modern sculpture. Sculpture underwent a very interesting development in the past forty years – as in the entire Russian art world there are heated discussions on ideological and social aspects – but here scarcely anything is known about it. This is the first large special exhibition of contemporary Russian sculpture in the Netherlands. The organization is also seeking to link up with NLRF-2013, the major exchange programme between the Netherlands and Russia in 2013 in the fields of art and culture, education and science, economy, politics and civil society.