On September 6, In artibus Foundation, with the support of the French Embassy in Russia, hosted the grand opening of Mikhail Roginsky’s exhibition “Farewell to the Pink Fence”. More than 40 works of the artist from private collections gave the exhibition guests the opportunity to take a fresh look at the author’s work, starting from one of the main motives in his painting.
The exhibition “Farewell to the Pink Fence” is an unusual project. The main exhibit is Mikhail Roginsky’s painting “Pink Fence. Rails” (1963) — not in the exhibition. Work from the collection Inna Bazhenova was donated to the Pompidou Center and will now represent the artist’s work in one of the world’s leading museums, in Paris, the city where Roginsky lived for many years.
The evening began with a welcoming speech by Philippe Voiri, Advisor for Cooperation and Culture at the French Embassy in Russia, on the importance of the contribution of Russian collectors who presented the Pompidou Center with works of Soviet and Russian art to support and develop cultural relations between the two countries.
Inna Bazhenova, founder of the In artibus Foundation, noted in her speech that this event is a great occasion to once again draw attention to the legacy of a remarkable Russian artist. Moreover, the In artibus Foundation has been popularizing his work for several years.
After the opening ceremony, the curators of the project Anna Korndorf and Ekaterina Bobrinskaya gave the guests a tour of the exposition, built on the gradual coloristic transition of the artist’s painting from pink to gray.
The space of the Foundation was decorated with ME_FLOWERS_DECOR floral arrangements of pink hyacinths, sweet peas and birch bark, echoing the colors of the exposition. Smart Catering team was responsible for the treat. Drinks for the event were provided by the company Серябь.