An evening with Pavel Otdelnov

Artist Pavel Otdelnov speaks to the Anti*Capitalist Resistance culture group on family, memory, the cold war and Russia today.


Pavel Otdelnov has recently finished his first solo show in the UK at Pushkin House and will be in conversation with the ACR cultural group on 20 February 2023.

Pavel was born in 1979 in Dzerzhinsk, Russia and graduated from the Moscow State Academic Art Institute. He has shown widely in both public and private contexts in Russia and elsewhere, and has been nominated for the Kandinsky Prize in the nomination Project of the Year. His works are in the collections of The Tretyakov Gallery, The State Russian Museum, The Uppsala Art Museum, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, The Institute of Russian Realist Art (IRRA) (Moscow), the National Center of Contemporary Art (NCCA) – The Pushkin Museum (Moscow), Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Museum (St. Petersburg), and other corporative and private collections worldwide.

“I think that there’s no such terrible thing like the war.

I can quote Nikolai Nikulin, who was a veteran of the German-Soviet war and he left his truthful (and stunning) memories:

War is the most dirty and disgusting phenomenon
of human activity, it lifts all the vile from the depths of
our subconsciousness. 


War is the biggest disgrace that humankind has
ever invented

(From the Memories of the War)”

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