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Artist Talk by Pavel Otdelnov
Artist Talk by Pavel Otdelnov

Artist Talk by Pavel Otdelnov

Nazrin Shah Auditorium, Worcester College

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Our second Blue Lamp event of Trinity term will be an art presentation and talk by Pavel Otdelnov, one of the most prominent modern Russian artists. Otdelnov works across painting, drawing, video, and installations, exploring themes such as urban space, environment, Soviet history, and historical memory. Following a digital presentation of his recent oeuvre, we will discuss Pavel's artistic perspective and thematic interests, with a special focus on Russia's post-Cold-War ressentiment, nostalgia for the Soviet Union, and, of course, the ongoing war in Ukraine. The conversation and Q&A session will be led by our Cultural Events Secretary, Artemii Levkoy. *** Pavel Otdelnov was born in 1979 in Dzerzhinsk, Russia. He graduated from the Moscow State Academic Art Institute, named after V. I. Surikov and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Moscow. Since 1996, Otdelnov’s work has been shown widely in Russia and elsewhere, in both public and private contexts. In 2022, he had solo shows at Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, and at Kalmar Art Museum, Kalmar. In 2011–2012, he had a series of solo shows in Spain: at Casa de los Picos, Segovia; Juana Frances Hall, Madrid; Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes, Alcala de Henares; and the Cultural Center Quinta del Berro, Madrid. He has also taken part in exhibitions at MG+MSUM, Ljubljana; the Maritime Centre Vellamo, Kotka; Frederiksborg Castle, Copenhagen; Ljungberg Museum, Ljungby; Erarta Gallery in New York and Shtager Gallery in London. In 2021, he became the Finalist of the Kandinsky Prize in the nomination Project of the Year. In 2017, he became a Laureate of the Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award (Special Prize of the French Institute). In 2020, he won the Innovation State Prize in the nomination Artist of the Year, and was named The Artist of the Year by Cosmoscow Foundation. His works are in the collections of the Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the State Russian Museum (St Petersburg), the Pushkin Museum (Moscow), and many others.

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Opens Sun 26th May at 7:00 PM (BST)
1 Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HB, UK
Nazrin Shah Auditorium, Worcester College