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                                                       RIMMA GERLOVINA and VALERIY GERLOVIN                                     Russian >  





Rimma Gerlovina and Valeriy Gerlovin (Americans, b. Russia, 1951 and 1945) were founding members of the underground conceptual movement in Soviet Russia, described in their book Russian Samizdat Art (more). Since coming to America in 1980, they had many personal exhibitions in galleries and museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago.


Long Island Museum


The New Orleans Museum of Art launched a retrospective of their photography, which traveled to venues in fifteen cities. Group exhibitions include The Venice Biennial in Italy; The Guggenheim Museum; Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Bonn Kunsthalle, Germany; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, and others. (Exhibitions)



Long Island Museum



Based on the play of paradoxes, their art is rich with philosophic and mythological implications, reflected in their writing: anthology Concepts published in Russia (video) and series of books in English Thought of Thoughts.


Thought of Thoughts books


Books featuring their works: Art on the Edge and Over by Linda WeintraubReflections in a Glass Eye (ICP and Bulfinch Press); Face, The New Photographic Portrait (Thames & Hudson); Moscow Conceptualism in Context (Prestel); Serpenti in Art (Bulgari); also art history college books, such as Understanding Art and Foundations of Art and Design by Lois Fichner-Rathus (Cengage), and others.



Art on the Edge



Their works have appeared on the covers of The New York Times MagazineZoomThe Sciences; The Buddhist Review Tricycle. In the Millennium Issue on art, The New York Times Magazine gave them a spread. (Excerpt from publications) (Bibliography)


New York Times



Important Museum collections include The Art Institute of Chicago; The Guggenheim Museum, NYC; The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; International Center of Photography, NYC; Centre Pompidou, Paris (cubes) (Mirror Game) ; Tate Modern, London; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Cincinnati Art Museum; Denver Art Museum; Nasher Museum at Duke University, NC; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ; Ackland Museum of Art, NC; Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, NJ; Museo d'Arte Moderna di Trento e Rovereto, Italy; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; Museum Moderner Kunst Ludwig, Vienna, and others. (Collections)




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