The exposition presents the works of the founder of the NO! Art direction, some of which were provided by the Boris Lurie Foundation for the Arts (New York).
Boris Lurie was born in Leningrad in 1924 and went through Nazi concentration camps during the war, in the 1950-1960s he joined the circle of the New York avant-garde. Starting with figurative expressive painting and a number of works in the style of gestural abstraction, Lurie soon felt disappointed in the academizing abstract art, which was successfully integrated into the art market system. If pop art worked with political topical and even criminal-eventful (Andy Warhol, Edward Kienholz), avoiding immersion in the tragic as a direct experience, then Lurie, being the bearer of the ultimate experience of survival in a concentration camp, felt for pain points: Nazi crimes against humanity , the reflection of sexuality in the mass consciousness, the devaluation of the physical (not to mention the spiritual) in a consumer society. The works of Boris Lurie are presented in leading museums in the United States.