Russian Avant-Garde Art Stuck in South Korea

Dozens of paintings by distinguished Russian artists including Wassily Kandinsky are stuck in Seoul after an exhibition due to trip permissions enforced over Moscow’s intrusion of Ukraine, organizers said Monday.

The paints by around 50 Russian artists– including Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, and Alexander Rodchenko, to name a few– have actually gotten on screen in central Seoul at the Sejong Museum of Art since December.

However following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, Western nations including the United States and also the EU have imposed unmatched permissions on Moscow.

The Seoul exhibit completed on Sunday, however the paints are stuck in the South Korean funding as all available trip options have actually been shut down by the assents on Moscow, a coordinator informed AFP.

The artwork were lent by four Russian institutions for the exhibit, according to Seoul coordinators, consisting of the Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum as well as the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts.

“The jobs are being prepared to be returned, yet flights are currently blocked because of the war in Ukraine,” organizers informed AFP.

“Although nothing has been verified yet, the Russian side is looking for a means to get them in a non-airway way.”

The paints include “Improvisation 4” (1909) by Kandinsky and “Suprematism” (1915-16) by Malevich, in addition to “Jewish Venus” (1912) by Mikhail Larionov.

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