Art and State, Bologna

From March 13 to April 17, 2011 Bologna, “Galleria d ‘Arte Cinquantasei”, art exhibition by Fedor Kuz´Mic Suskov

The traveling exhibition dedicated to the Russian master Fedor Kuz´Mic Suskov (1923-2006), curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, after the first Florentine stop, inaugurated by the Deputy Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities Hon. Francesco Giro, will be set up in Bologna in the exhibition spaces of the historic “Galleria d´Arte Cinquantasei”. The exhibition will be open to the public from Sunday 13 March to Sunday 17 April (opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm / 3.30 pm – 7.30 pm; Sunday and Monday 4.00 pm – 7.30 pm; free admission) at the Gallery, in Via Mascarella, 59 / b, Bologna.

The exhibition, sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and by the Municipality of Bologna, takes place simultaneously with the 2011 Celebrations of Art and Russian Culture in Italy.

The Bolognese exhibition Arte e Stato presents about fifty Suskov oil paintings, of which no less than 14 paintings have been exhibited. It is mostly beautiful landscapes whose contours blend and blend with the horizon, in a chromatic continuum, which unites and unites all the elements of nature. There is also a small group of works with a sacred background.

The artist Suskov, painter, sculptor and architect who died in 2006, has known how to celebrate Russian art through a very personal reinterpretation, reminiscent of the ancient Byzantine tradition, in over fifty years of activity. A deeply Christian man, during the communist regime, he lived a suffered and private faith. For years, he was forced to paint works with a religious background. The images of his paintings convey a universal message of Faith. Each of his works is crossed by elegance and refinement. This is one of the main reasons why Fedor Kuz´Mic Suskov is appreciated by international art critics.

“His brushstrokes – writes Vittorio Sgarbi – celebrate a ritual in which the word of the sacred books becomes a vision. And the vision turns into transvision “. His canvases are rich in veiled and subliminal meanings, which are manifested only by an eye capable of going beyond appearances. Brightness is the fundamental element in Suskov’s works “A light that – says Sgarbi – blends the sign with color, implementing a superior, divine metaphysical union”. And it is through the light that the great Russian Master’s theological and cosmological message is disseminated and transmitted.