Alexander Brodsky is one of the most famous architects, artists and thinkers working in Russia today. He has been planning a work dedicated to the concept of the 101st kilometre for many years.
Brodsky was a key member of the paper architects, along with Ilya Utkin, that came to fame in the 1980s. He has ever since been actively practicing art, working in multiple mediums from etchings to clay sculptures, multi-media installations and pavilions. Brodsky’s works are kept in major collections and museums, including: Museum of Modern Art, New York, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Deutches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Tate Modern, London, where his etchings were on permanent display in their own room 2015– 2016.
In 2010 the artist was awarded the Kandinsky Prize.
Since 2000 he has also run an architectural office based in Moscow. Current projects include redesigning new galleries for the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow’s main museum of western art.
‘In the encyclopedias, Brodsky will be named as one of the most major artists of the end of the 20th – beginning of the 21st centuries.’ Grigory Revzin, Kommersant.
Brodsky’s work is about the space between imagination and reality. It is an architecture for the subconscious and the soul.’ Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times
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To mark the centenary of the Russian revolution, Pushkin House is working with Alexander Brodsky to created an artistic installation on London's Bloomsbury Square about Russian poetry in exile - 101st km: Further Everywhere. The pavilion celebrates the power of the word and the individual voice.
The pavilion and exhibition will be open 11am-dusk every day 19 October - 10 November.