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Mikhail Roginsky: Beyond the Red Door

Until 23 Nov 14, Università Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy

There is more to Mikhail Roginsky than his reputation as the “father of Russian Pop Art”. Like other young painters in 1960s Moscow, Roginsky strained against the conventions of Soviet Realism. In his pursuit of an art form without a utopian varnish, the former theatre set designer constructed a series of objects mimicking ordinary architectural elements – wall fragments complete with plug sockets and the seminal The Red Door, 1965. This deceptive readymade is the point of departure for the first exhibition of Roginsky’s work in Italy, “Beyond... Read on

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