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Exhibition July 29 − November 14

In memory of Konstantin Mikhailovich Simun. 1934–2019

The State Russian Museum holds an exhibition“In memory of Konstantin Mikhailovich Simun. 1934–2019 ".

The exposition dedicated to the memory of the famous Leningrad sculptor who passed away a year ago will feature works by the author from the collection of the State Russian Museum - from the earliest work to works made in the United States.

In the 1960s-1980s, in Leningrad, Simun's sculptures were perceived as an extraordinary phenomenon, often contrary to the demands of official criticism. At exhibitions, his works stood out for their courage, the desire to comprehend in the artistic image of the different, often very sharp edges of the complex modern world.
The exhibition will feature an easel version of the master's most famous monumental work - a monumentBroken Ring (1966)on the shore of Lake Ladoga. Since 1988, Konstantin Simun has lived in America, continuing to work a lot and fruitfully. He discovered the expressive possibilities of plastic, using various combinations of canisters and other ready-made objects. Simun's compositions of the 1990s-2000s acquire a metaphoric and special drama, which is clearly manifested in the appeal to the iconography of classical art.

Based on the official websiteThe State Russian Museum.