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The exhibition dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Viktor Tsoi in Moscow will present paintings by a musician from private collections


Visitors will be able to see 76 graphic and pictorial works in which the musician depicted a fantastic and "neo-academic" world of the future.

More than 70 paintings by Viktor Tsoi from private collections will be presented in Moscow at an exhibition dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the musician. The opening of the exposition will take place in January, TASS was told on Tuesday in the press service of the project partner, the State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO.

"Visitors will be able to see 76 graphic and pictorial works of Viktor Tsoi, in which he depicted a fantastic and "neo-academic" world of the future, filled with either destroyed antique statues, or supersonic aircraft and super-heroes. Tsoi wrote them on kitchen oilcloths, notebook sheets, paper for typewriter, cardboard, photographs and polyethylene.

As the press service explained, more than 20 works have already been received at the ROSIZO storage facility. Among them, "I did not have time to paint a picture", which was provided by Rinad Akhmedchin, the sketch "New World" (1990), owned by Andrey Dellos, as well as "Duel", written on a kitchen oilcloth (1988), "Kiss" (1985), "Yurik from my brother" (a gift to Yuri Kasparyan), "Seventh Heaven" (1985), "Fishing" made on packing foam rubber (1989), and other works donated by collectors.

"Viktor Tsoi's work is characterized by primitivism and expressionism. The most common characters in his drawings are square men. And the plots made in the graffiti style reflect the attitude of a person of the late 1980s," ROSIZO explained.

The biopic exhibition "Viktor Tsoi. The Hero's Journey" will open at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall on 15 January. In total, 11 thematic halls will be built, accommodating more than 300 exhibits. Tsoi's relatives and friends, a team of producers, architects, and multimedia specialists worked on the exposition for 2.5 years. Among those who supported the project are the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives and the Department of Culture of the City of Moscow.



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