CAROLINE HURRY immerses herself in Russia’s largest private collection of contemporary art
If contemporary art is your scene, check out the Erarta on Vasilievsky Ostrov (Basil’s Island) on the north bank of the Neva in St Petersburg. The name was coined by combining the two words “Era” and “Arta” which can be translated into Russian as “The Era of Art.”
The Permanent Collection showcases over 2,800 works by Russian artists including paintings, sculpture, photography, and video, all created since 1945.
The Exhibitions Wing of the building is home to Temporary Exhibitions that change every quarter. Our marvellous guide Galina Murakhtina was very helpful in explaining the concepts behind the works.
Here is just a sampling of some of the wonderful works on display.
Special thanks to Tour de Force for showing us some of the best places St Petersburg has to offer.