GAIETY IS THE MOST OUTSTANDING FEATURE OF THE SOVIET UNION

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One can just envisage a wry smile lighting up the face of the art world’s most infamous rich kid as he came up with the title of this new show, supposedly featuring the greatest of Russia’s contemporary cultural offerings.

Lightness however, is an element scarcely present within Saatchi’s latest exhibition -instead chiefly memorable for endless murky images of poverty and depression – until, that is, you reach the top floor. Up here spotlights bounce off slick oil paintings which hang proudly in the top floor galleries, waiting to be appreciated – if you ever make it there. Image

Full review to follow here:

http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/blog/review-of-gaiety-is-the-most-outstanding-feature-of-the-soviet-union-london/

An exhibition saturated with gloom, yet spattered with a few vibrant splashes of hope and, actually, even a little gaiety.

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