Experience of contemplation

The exhibition runs from September 23 to October 7, 2015 and takes place in the halls of the museum at National Museum "Kyiv Picture Gallery" (9, Tereschenkivska str, 01024 Kyiv, Ukraine).

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The paintings that form the exposition tell about the fate of a man who, together with his generation, experienced the changes that took place in the minds of his contemporaries. For Mamsikov, it was a path that ran through the enthusiasm and enthusiasm of the Khrushchev "thaw", disappointment and work in the underground during the "stagnation", the freedom of perestroika and the possibilities of a new time. The exhibition provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the complex and interesting world of stories about which the generation of the "seventies" spoke and thought. The exposition presents over 60 works of the author created in the period from the 1960s to the present day.


Eugene Bereznitsky, curator of the exhibition:


Vladislav Mamsikov was born in 1940. Graduated from the Kyiv Art Institute in 1967. In the 1960s - one of the most consistent adherents of the "severe style", in the 1970s - a romantic and metaphysician. In 1971 Mamsikov became a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. His works are in museum collections (among them: the Museum of the History of Kyiv, the Museum of Modern Fine Arts of Ukraine, the Kharkov Art Museum, the Dnepropetrovsk State Art Museum, the Zaporozhye State Art Museum) and in private collections abroad.


Vladislav Mamsikov about the exhibition:


"The exhibition provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the complex and interesting world of stories about which the generation of the "seventies" spoke and thought. Once among the works, you can fully plunge into the aesthetics and ideology of that restless and sincere generation,” – the curator says about the project.

The project was implemented with the support of Petr Bagria (Artania Art Foundation) and art agency Bereznitsky Aesthetics.


The exhibition will run until October 7, 2015