02.03 — 20.04.2007 Hunky Dory Group Show Jonathan Meese
Peter Doig
Christopher Wool
Chris Ofili
Cecily Brown
Daniel Richter
Tal R
Dash Snow
Georg Baselitz
Norbert Schwontkowski

On March 2, 2007 Gary Tatintsian Gallery will present to the public and other participants of the 2nd Moscow Biennale a unique exhibition project developed in collaboration with Contemporary Fine Arts (CFA) of Berlin. The project has been planned to premiere during the Biennale to mark the significance of this opportunity for cultural exposure.

CFA’s active participation reveals a strong interest that curators and artists share in developing the artistic and exhibition processes in Russia, and confirms their optimistic evaluation of the growth potential in the future. At the core of the project are works by nine contemporary artists, who gained world recognition as much for their participation in prestigious exhibitions, as for the unyielding demand for their art and its presence in the collections of major museums and esteemed private collections.

This ‘star studded’ team includes Georg Baselitz (German, 1938), Peter Doig (British, 1959), Chris Ofili (British, 1968), Daniel Richter (German, 1962), Jonathan Meese (German, 1970), Tal R (Danish, 1967), Cecily Brown (British, 1969), Norbert Schwontkovski (German, 1949) and Christopher Wool (American, 1955).

It would seem almost impossible to assemble such an outstanding group in one place simultaneously. The key factor that sets this show apart from other group exhibitions, is that this show is a complete curatorial project comprised of artists who have established new directions in art and already inspired a generation of upcoming artists. By now many of these artists are considered classics of contemporary art, and their solo exhibitions have been organized by the world’s most reputable museums, yet most have never shown in Moscow.

Even the youngest of the group, Jonathon Meese, Tal R, and Cecily Brown have already staked out their very strong presence on the international art territory. It is a pleasure to note that they have caught the attention of Moscow galleries. Regina Gallery had put on a solo show for Jonathon Meese in 2005, and Tal R had his Moscow premiere at the Gary Tatintsian Gallery in early 2006. Each of these artists has his own story to tell, and a recognizable, unique approach, whether they work in an abstract or figurative manner. By and large, these artists find the conventional boundaries of a single genre too constricting and they successfully integrate both painting and sculpture.

We hope that this project at Gary Tatintsian Gallery will be one of most significant events at this year’s Biennale and the public’s acquaintance with these highly influential artists will have a positive and lasting effect on the formation of a contemporary art consciousness in Russia. It will be a great pleasure to engage Russia, which has a long history of collecting Western art, and make it an active participant in the international art scene again.

02.03 — 20.04.2007 Hunky Dory Group Show Jonathan Meese
Peter Doig
Christopher Wool
Chris Ofili
Cecily Brown
Daniel Richter
Tal R
Dash Snow
Georg Baselitz
Norbert Schwontkowski

  • Jonathan Meese - Dr Pounddaddy

    Jonathan Meese
    Dr Pounddaddy
    2006
    Bronze
    140 x 244 x 100 cm

  • Jonathan Meese - ErzAdler

    Jonathan Meese
    ErzAdler
    2006
    Bronze
    121 x 211 x 93 cm

  • Jonathan Meese - Napoleon

    Jonathan Meese
    Napoleon
    2006
    Bronze
    185 x 68 x 67 cm

  • Jonathan Meese - Nonninei in Ahrensburg

    Jonathan Meese
    Nonninei in Ahrensburg
    2006
    Oil on canvas
    365 x 200,2 cm

  • Jonathan Meese - Go Homeeese

    Jonathan Meese
    Go Homeeese
    2006
    Oil on canvas
    365 x 200,2 cm

  • Jonathan Meese - Dr. HOP Phibes «Mann+Fräulein» im Süßen

    Jonathan Meese
    Dr. HOP Phibes «Mann+Fräulein» im Süßen
    2006
    Oil on canvas
    365 x 200,2 cm

  • Christopher Wool - Untitled

    Christopher Wool
    Untitled
    2005
    Silkscreen on linen
    264 x 198 cm

  • Chris Ofili - “Saint Lucian Blue” Leather Version

    Chris Ofili
    “Saint Lucian Blue” Leather Version
    2005
    Leather on cardboard
    278 x 200 cm

  • Chris Ofili - Silver Moon

    Chris Ofili
    Silver Moon
    2005
    Bronze
    201 x 137 x 175 cm

  • Chris Ofili - Blue Moon

    Chris Ofili
    Blue Moon
    2005
    Bronze
    205 x 120 x 166 cm

  • Cecily Brown - Untitled #14

    Cecily Brown
    Untitled #14
    2006
    Oil on linen
    31,8 x 43,2 cm

  • Cecily Brown - Untitled #14

    Cecily Brown
    Untitled #14
    2006
    Oil on linen
    31,8 x 43,2 cm

  • Cecily Brown - Untitled

    Cecily Brown
    Untitled
    2006
    Oil on linen
    31,8 x 43,2 cm

  • Daniel Richter - Untitled

    Daniel Richter
    Untitled
    2006–2007
    Oil on canvas
    230 x 320 cm

  • Tal R - Pea Pod

    Tal R
    Pea Pod
    2005
    Painted bronze
    116 x 52 x 50 cm

  • Dash Snow - Moustache

    Dash Snow
    Moustache
    2006
    Collage on panel
    52,5 x 47,3 cm

  • Dash Snow  - Untitled (Armagedon).

    Dash Snow
    Untitled (Armagedon).
    2004
    Collage
    19,7 x 14,7 cm

  • Dash Snow  - Untitled (Tired of Suffering?).

    Dash Snow
    Untitled (Tired of Suffering?).
    2004
    Collage
    18,4 x 12,5 cm

  • Georg Bazelitz - 1953

    Georg Bazelitz
    1953
    2001–2002
    Oil on canvas
    271 x 214 cm

  • Georg Bazelitz - Römischer Gruß

    Georg Bazelitz
    Römischer Gruß
    2004
    Bronze and oil paint
    134,5 x 38,9 x 65,8 cm

  • Norbert Schwontkowski - Cliff Hotel

    Norbert Schwontkowski
    Cliff Hotel
    2006
    Oil on canvas
    180,6 x 200,8 cm

  • Norbert Schwontkowski - Alter Hafen

    Norbert Schwontkowski
    Alter Hafen
    2006
    Oil on canvas
    180,6 x 200,8 cm

  • Norbert Schwontkowski - Oberhausen

    Norbert Schwontkowski
    Oberhausen
    2005
    Oil on canvas
    180 x 200 cm

  • Peter Doig - Red Sienna

    Peter Doig
    Red Sienna
    1982
    Oil on canvas
    179,3 x 233,5 cm