Generation XXI. The Gift of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin. The New Tretyakov Gallery.


Begalskaya Vika / Vilkin Alexander

Size374 p.

The “Generation XXI” exhibition celebrates an important event in the life of the Tretyakov Gallery and its collection. The museum continues to actively form a collection of art of the last two decades. The art fund of 2000–2010 will be based on approximately 150 works presented to the Gallery by Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin. The generous gift was accompanied by a large donation to the museum to independently purchase works of modern art. The goal of the large-scale exhibition is both to present the works to the public and experts and to make an attempt to analyze the main phenomena and ideas in Russian art of the last 20 years.

The donated collection was jointly selected by experts of the Tretyakov Gallery and the Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation; it includes paintings and drawings, photographs and video works, objects and installations by artists who represent different trends. The basis of the collection is the work of young, but already established authors who began their journey in the 2000s. Many of them have participated in prestigious Russian and international exhibitions and collaborated with major Russian and Western galleries and foundations.


Curators: Irina Gorlova, Vladimir Logutov, Igor Volkov.