Facing the Future
 Exterior of the pillars of the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, between which banners are suspended
Art in Europe 1945–1968
Tue, March 07, 2017 – Sun, May 28, 2017

After Brussels and Karlsruhe the large-scale exhibition project entitled »Art in Europe 1945–1968. Facing the Future« was on display at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow until May 28, 2017. 

The large-scale exhibition project was jointly organized by the A.S. Pushkin Museum, the ROSIZO in Moscow, the BOZAR in Brussels as well as the ZKM | Karlsruhe. It focuses on the connecting cultural forces on the Eurasian continent and takes into account a central cultural region, which has been repeatedly shattered and disrupted by wars and crises in the 20th century. For the first time since 1945, the concept of retrospectively tracing the history of art in the whole of Europe can be realised.

The exhibition attempts to reinterpret the development of art in Europe from a pan-European perspective and accounts for a specific renaissance of European art and culture in the period of 1945 to 1968

After Brussels and Karlsruhe the exhibition now opened in one of the most significant art collections of Russia.

Speakers at the opening: 

  • Marina Loshak,  Director of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
  • Mikhail Shvydkoy, Special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cultural Cooperation
  • Andreas Meitzner, Charge d’Affaires of the German Embassy in Russian Federation
  • Olivier Guillame, Cultural Counsellor to the French Embassy in Russia
  • Peter Weibel, Director of the ZKM (Center of Art and Media in Karlsruhe), Curator of the exhibition
  • Eckhart Gillen, Curator of the exhibition