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The 'KOLLEKTSIA!' Project

Contemporary art in the USSR and Russia 1950-2000. A major donation

In September 2016 the Centre Pompidou unveiled an extraordinary donation of more than 250 works of Soviet and Russian contemporary art assembled through the outstanding efforts of the Foundation, and presented to the Musée National d’Art Moderne thanks to the generosity of the Foundation and the collectors, artists and their families. Taking place in 2016 among a series of events paying tribute to the role of donors, the exhibition highlights once again their crucial importance to the development of cultural heritage institutions.

Without pretending to be exhaustive, this ensemble of works by major artists offers a panorama of some forty years of contemporary art in the USSR and then in Russia, covering the most important movements. The exhibition of these new acquisitions formed part of the programme of the Franco-Russian Year of Cultural Tourism.

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3 december 2018
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation Receives International Award for Contribution to the Development of Contemporary Art

On November 28, a solemn ceremony of awarding the winners of the Corporate Art Awards was held at the European Parliament in Brussels under the auspices of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism of Italy

4 april 2017
‘The Museum after the Revolution’ Conference, London

The Vladimir Potanin Foundation and Calvert 22 Foundation are hosting a conference dedicated to museums and their collections as part of The Future Remains series

28 march 2017
National Symphony Orchestra in Moscow celebrating Slava at 90

A Salute to Slava initiative of the Kennedy Centre supported by the Foundation brings the National Symphony Orchestra to Russia

9 march 2017
Talk: Russian Art of the 20th Century

The Vladimir Potanin Foundation and Calvert 22 Foundation are pleased to cohost a discussion on the Russian culture and art of the 20th century