20 Jan 2018 – 24 Feb 2018

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January 20, 11 am – February 24, 7 pm
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm

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Russian American Cultural Center

New York
New York, United States

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An exhibition of collages


105 NY-110, Melville, NY 11747

January 20, 11 am – February 24, 7 pm
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm

Please write to racc.ny@mail.ru or call (347) 662 1456  
The artist is available for interviews.

Russian American Cultural Center (RACC) presents "@realDonaldTrump", an exhibition of collages by Dmitry Borshch.  It will open at RACC's new satellite space in Melville on January 20, a 1-year anniversary of the Trump presidency.  "I met all the presidential candidates as they campaigned in New York but this exhibition is focused on the winner.  After sketching him at several Trump rallies I chose not to caricature his gestures and expressions.  It was important to present the candidate as neutrally as I could – at the more exciting, theatrical moments," says Borshch, adding, "The exhibition title is his Twitter handle, followed by about 45 million, including me.  I researched Trump's campaign there when making the collages.  You may observe repetitiveness in some of them which is intentional and parallels the candidate's repetitive 'stump speeches'."

Dr. Regina Khidekel curated this exhibition, which is supported by funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Materials For The Arts.

Russian American Cultural Center (520 East 76th Street, Suite 7E New York, NY 10021) aims to provide permanent cultural representation to more than 700,000 Russian-speaking residents of New York. It was founded in 1998 by Dr. Regina Khidekel and earned its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in 1999.  RACC has adopted and broadened the strategy of organizations like No Longer Empty (http://www.nolongerempty.org/) which invigorate neighborhoods by mounting exhibitions in their unutilized or temporarily underutilized spaces.  Visitors coalesce around a space where art may never have been exhibited before.

Regina Khidekel received her PhD from St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts, became the director of that city's Diaghilev Art Center in 1990, and in 1998 the founding director of the Russian American Cultural Center in New York. She is the author of "It's the Real Thing" (1999, University of Minnesota Press), and has contributed essays to the following publications: "Lyubov Popova" (1994), "Lazar Khidekel: Suprematism and Architecture" (1995), "Sterligov Group: Paintings from Russia" (1995), "Russian Constructivist Roots: Present Concerns" (1997), "Forbidden Art" (1998), "Lev Meshberg" (1999), "Tamar Hirschl" (2000), "In Malevich's Circle" (2000), "A Life of Colors" (2001), "Surviving Suprematism" (2004), "Family Album. Artists from St. Petersburg" (2006), "Anna Rochegova" (2008), "Homage to Diaghilev's Enduring Legacy" (2009), "Trajectory of Suprematism" (2011), "Floating Worlds and Future Cities: Lazar Khidekel, Suprematism and Russian Avant-garde" (2013), "Building Drawings and Drawing Buildings" (2014), "Lazar Khidekel and Suprematism" (2014). She has lectured at many universities, and curated many exhibitions.

Dmitry Borshch was born in Dnepropetrovsk, studied in Moscow, today lives in New York.  His drawings and sculptures have been exhibited at the National Arts Club (New York), Brecht Forum (New York), Exit Art (New York), CUNY Graduate Center (New York), Salmagundi Club (New York), ISE Cultural Foundation (New York), Williamsburg Art and Historical Center (New York), Triangle Arts Association (New York), Parish Art Museum (Southampton), International Human Rights Law Institute of DePaul University (Chicago), the State Russian Museum (Saint Petersburg), Central Exhibition Hall "Manege" (Saint Petersburg), Frieze Art Fair (London).


About the images:

2016, ink on paper and collage, 11 x 15 inches

2016, ink on paper and collage, 11 x 15 inches

2016, ink on paper and collage, 11 x 14 inches

2016, ink on paper and collage, 14 x 11 inches

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