Courtesy of the artist. Ivan Galuzin, "Part of the deck of the German battleship Tirpitz". Found object, dimensions: 124 x 23 x 7 cm, unique. Photo: Mikhail Slavin
The Norwegian-Russian artist and curator Ivan Galuzin has been invited to Astrup Fearnley Museet to present the traveling exhibition "Den røde armés Tilbaketrekning / Возвращение Красной Армии / The Withdrawal of The Red Army".
The exhibition is based on a series of soldier drawings from the frontline at Kola Peninsula during World War II. Themes such as historiography, the memory’s unstable structure, original versus copy and language’s spatial function are part of the project.
The traveling exhibition has followed a historic line from Tromsø to Kirkenes, Murmansk and Arkhangelsk, and then to finally end up at Blaker north of Oslo. These places are connected to the Red Army’s pattern of movement in the region: from Russia to Northern Norway and back to Russia.
The exhibition presents works by artists such as Lee Miller and David E. Scherman, Gustav Metzger, Oleg Samoilov and Ivan Galuzin, Asta Gröting, Leonard Rickhard, Sean Snyder, Yoko Ono, Yakov Chernikhov, JG Ballard and many more. Gustav Metzger was first presented in Norway and Russia through this exhibition.
The project was initiated by Galuzin, and realised through a collaboration with Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum’s curator Lise Dahl and Russian artist and curator Glafira Severianova.
Ivan Galuzin was part of the Astrup Fearnley Museet’s exhibition NN-A NN-A NN-A – New Norwegian Abstraction in 2015 and he is part of the Astrup Fearnley Collection.
The lecture will be conducted in English.
The lecture is free of charge and is open to everyone – welcome!