I Know Who My Favorite Living Painters Are


Here is the poster for two upcoming exhibitions. The translation below for the Moscow show is very rough. I have done my best with the help of Mr. Google, who speaks rudimentary Russian.

Disclaimer: I did not participate outdoors with these intrepid painters of marvelousness. I painted one image of the Russian White House from my cold but breezeless studio in New York State. I painted with feeling for sure, however my eyes didn’t water and my nose didn’t blow. That I am even included is a great honor. My facial age lines have curved in positive directions from this permanent grin I wear…

We are pleased to inform you that on February 18 at 6:00 p.m. a group of Stuckists will exhibit the results of a plein air workshop in a free country.

“Government Plein Air”

Within two months, the artists Alexei Stepanov (St. Petersburg), Andrei Makarov (Moscow), Lena Ulanova (Moscow), and U.S.A. artist Ron Throop painted government buildings in Moscow and St. Petersburg, dealing with the authorities in the fresh air.

From conversations with the artists about the interaction with reality:

“We need to check whether one can draw here… That is, continue to draw.”

You will have the opportunity to talk with each of the participants in person.

The opening of the exhibition will be a lecture of the satirical tradition in Russian art.

At 7:30 we shall play a wonderful musical project by Red Red Rose—brooding expressive mixture of neo-psychedelia and art rock (http://vk.com/redredrosemusic).

Here is the Russian, for clearer meaning:

Мы рады вам сообщить, что 18 февраля в 18:00 откроется отчетная выставка арт-группы художников-стакистов

по итогам пленэрного практикума в отдельно взятой свободной стране


В течение двух месяцев художники Алексей Степанов (Спб), Андрей Макаров (Мск), Ron Throop (NY) и художница Лена Уланова (Мск) рисовали правительственные здания Москвы и Санкт-Петербурга, общаясь с представителями властных структур на свежем воздухе.

Из разговоров с художниками о взаимодействии с реальностью:

“Надо проверить, можно ли Вам тут рисовать<…>Продолжайте рисовать”.

/У вас будет возможность поговорить с каждым из участников лично/

– к открытию выставки будет приурочена лекция (18:00) о сатирической традиции в русском искусстве;

– в 19:30 для вас сыграет прекрасный музыкальный проект Red Red Rose – задумчивая экспрессивная смесь нео-психоделии и арт-рока (http://vk.com/redredrosemusic).




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