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Anna Bogouchevskaia's art is a geopolitical treatment of themes at the interface between figuration and abstraction. This coming winter, the German-Russian sculptor will have her first German survey exhibition at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Rostock, which will also present her early work in an exploration of the works of the French-Russian artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985). Bogouchevskaia is the great-granddaughter of the German philosopher Karl Marx.

Her family had once always been connected to Chagall and his wife through her great-grandfather, who at the same time was a rabbi in Peskowatik, the former small town of Vitebsk in Belarus on the border with Russia. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, the artist moved to Berlin, and her transition to the middle building of her artistic oeuvre increasingly turns to natural phenomena in her sculpture, such as the unifying element of water in its various aggregate states and manifestations. Inspired by the French documentary film "Microcosmos" (1996), her current body of work increasingly features sculptures with a macroscopic-abstract view of flora and fauna, reviving abstraction in the sense of a New Post-Impressionism.

Anna Bogouchevskaia, born in Moscow in 1966, grew up in an important family of sculptors. As a result, she became part of Moscow's artistic elite at an early age. At the age of nine, she began her art training at the Moscow Central Art School and subsequently studied sculpture at the Moscow Surikov Art Institute. With a scholarship to the Russian Academy of Arts, she became a master student of the important sculptor Vladimir Zigal (1917-2013). Today, her works can be found in numerous museum collections, including the Tretyakov Gallery, as well as in important private collections. The artist is regularly shown in international solo and group exhibitions.


Selected solo and group exhibitions pdf


Photo: Howard Greenberg

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