April Fools’ Day saw the opening of Vladimir Lyubarov’s exhibition in Bakhrushin Museum in Moscow.
In the early 1990s, when the Russians got an opportunity to travel abroad and started exploring the globe, the Moscow artist Vladimir Lyubarov discovered the wonderful and paradoxical realm of the remote village of Peremilovo in the Vladimir Region. There he created a large painting series Peremilovo Village, which has been enriched with new works for over twenty years. Peremilovo has no calendars and the date is always one - April 1st.
The exhibition also includes other paintings satirically telling about life in the Soviet era.
Publication of the artist’s book Holiday without Cause has been timed to the exhibition opening on April Fools’ Day.
Author: Vera Ivanova