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THE PREVENTION OF METAPHYSICS: a realibus ad realiora

Exhibition May 15 − June 15, 2022
Participants of the exhibition: Vyacheslav MIKHAILOV, Vladimir ZAGOROV,
Kristina KALMUS, Alexei SMOLOVIK

may 15 - June 15, 2022
"The technical world ... guts man like a chicken, freeing him from all inner life and reducing him to the absolutely external," Gilles Deleuze remarked in one of his early articles. Keeping one's inner world intact, returning to its source and regaining the dignity it has lost is a very important task for every creative person - all the more so for the artist who ascends from plein air as the frame of his work and from landscape as its conventionally defined genre to the much less defined in terms of the outer world, but ultimately more real, the world of the quiet joys of contemplation - a realibus ad realiora, to use a term favored by the geniuses of symbolism. The style and plasticity of light help them to do this by overcoming their detachment from the viewer and immersing him in the space of ideas and intuitions whose fullness is so evident through the fabric of their paintings.

Д. Spivak
d. in Philology, Head of the UNESCO Chair in Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, their Specific Cultures and Interreligious Dialogue, Likhachev Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage. D. Likhachev Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage

Galleries at the exhibition