This Spring we are excited to announce the third exhibition and auction, co-curated by Maxim Boxer and Leonid Tishkov in London during the Russian Art Week. It will examine the tradition of “cartoon-like art” in Russia, tracing the evolution of its visual language and distinctive humour from the lubok imagery of the 18th century towards the contemporary pictorial art, comics, and animation.
A program of public events will take place alongside the exhibition, with curators’ tours of the exhibition for collectors and art lovers, in Russian and English. On the 30th of May (Saturday) at 3 pm we invite you to join the talk by the celebrated Russian art- ist and photographer Leonid Tishkov. In “Anti-humour: Soviet Underground Caricature in 1970–80s” Tishkov will present the secret history and characters of the caricature genre that sits on the boarder between absurd and philosophy and profoundly effects the contemporary Russian art.