13 June 2019
The Tretyakov Gallery begins its third session of foreign research
Iveta Manasherova, Founder, the U-Art Foundation, and
Zelfira Tregulova, Director, the Tretyakov Gallery
U-Art grants were awarded for the third time as
part of the foundation’s program to support Tretyakov Gallery’s researchers.
Romantic-era movements in Russia and Germany and the Italian photography of the
late 19th and early 20th centuries are the research topics that received
U-Art grants this year.
One grant was given to the Head of the 1700–1850 Painting
Department Lyudmila Markina and Serguei Fofanov, Researcher at the Current
Developments Department. Their research is directly related to the preparation
of a large-scale exhibition project, Romanticism. Dreams of Freedom. Russia vs.
The exhibition is to become the first such project in
Russia; its opening is scheduled for November 2020 in the Tretyakov Gallery and
in Dresden’s Albertinum museum. The scholars will be addressing such topics as
Russian–German artistic ties during Romanticism, the phenomenon of romantic
spirit in the arts of the two countries, and the reflection of this phenomenon
in modern art. The study implies work in museums and archives of Dresden,
Berlin, and Leipzig.
Sergey Fofanov, research associate, division of contemporary movements, the
Nikita Erofeyev, Curator at Tretyakov Gallery’s Department
of Photo- and Video Materials, was chosen as the other grantee. His research is
based on a unique collection of Italian photography of the late 19th and early
20th centuries. It is stored in the museum and numbers over 900 items including
works by such famous photographers as Tommaso Cuccioni (1790–1864), Edmondo
Behles (1841–1921), and Paolo Lombardi (1827–1890). Many of the photos are
unattributed and have never been published. The research will be part of a
full-scale description of Tretyakov Gallery’s photo collection. The project
envisages work in archives, libraries, and photo repositories of Italy’s two
leading photographic institutions: Bologna’s Zeri Foundation and Florence’s
Nikita Erofeev, curator, the research and reference
division of photo and video holdings of the Tretyakov Gallery
* Iveta Manasherova and Tamaz Manasherov’s UART
foundation for culture and charity established a scholarship program in 2016.
The foundation’s grants support research in foreign museums, archives,
universities, and other institutions. While the primary result of each study is
the scholar’s report to UArt and the Tretyakov Gallery, its ultimate goal
consists in implementing an exhibition project, publishing a paper/ monograph
or delivering a speech at an academic conference. The foundation’s initiative
aims at developing Russian art studies and broadening the horizons of
4 July 2019
On June 29, Nizhny Novgorod hosted the Innovation award ceremony supported by the U-Art Foundation. The event took place outside Moscow for the first time in a 14-year-long history of this governmental award in contemporary art. This was one of the first steps towards decentralization proclaimed by the organizers
15 May 2019
Irina Antonova, President of the A. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, devoted her entire life to the museum and its collection
The Museum of Private Collections as part of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts was established in 1985 thanks to Antonova and the collector Ilya Zilberstein, and the museum’s holdings have been compiled with her direct participation.
21 February 2019
The VP of the Unident Group of companies, founder of the U-Art Foundation, philanthropist and collector shares her experience of creating cultural projects, her understanding of help, and her thoughts on how to keep doing the right thing
28 January 2019
Oscar Rabin became a legend during his lifetime. Reporters interviewed him, film producers made — and will make still more — documentaries, and authors wrote — and still are writing more — books about him. The last years of his life had this special halo of universal recognition. The artist died in Italy on November 7, on the eve of the opening of his exhibition. A fitting end of an era and a fitting departure of a genuine artist: passing away in Florence — the city of art and artists — not for a day resting from his creative toils, renowned, loved
11 November 2018
This year brings a milestone date for Olga Sviblova, the founder and director of the renowned Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, Meritorious Worker of Arts, and a member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Arts. In 1996, when the museum was founded, it became the first Russian art institution that operated according to international standards. Today, MAMM is known and loved both in Russia and worldwide, with its founder named among the top 100 most famous art world personalities. The museum, like its director, doesn’t like to dwell on the past: its focus remains on the outlook for the future and on making new plans.