Theater of Kuper — Sfumato View

11:00 — 18:00
Yusupov Palace 21 Dekabristov st., St. Petersburg

On November 14, 2018 at 6 pm, within the framework of the program of the VII International Cultural Forum in the Yusupov Palace on Moika, will be opened exhibition of the famous theater artist Yuri Cooper. In the Preziosa hall, paintings, sketches of scenery, graphic works, as well as costumes for performances created by the artist in different years will be presented.

The Cooper Theater is an art installation whose spatial solution belongs to the famous Petersburg architect Ingmar Vitvitsky. On the account of Ingmar architects headed by him there are a lot of successful projects of various scale and functional orientation. The exhibition will allow you to immerse yourself in the creative world of the artist, to get in touch with all the guises of his multifaceted creative "me."

Yuri Cooper is not only an artist, but also a writer, a thinker. His book “Sfumato” — “the novel of big life” — as one of the publishing houses described it, gave impetus to the formation of the concept of the exhibition “Cooper's Theater”. The opening of a large-scale solo exhibition of Yuri Cooper as part of the Cultural Forum takes on special significance if we recall that an artist can rightly be considered a man of the world.

Yuri Cooper was born in 1940 in Moscow. He graduated from the graphic arts department of the Moscow State Pedagogical Institute. In 1967 he became a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. In 1972 he emigrated to Israel, then lived in France and the UK. In 2016 he again received Russian citizenship. Today, his works are exhibited in major museums and collections in the world, including the Tretyakov Gallery, and the US Library of Congress collection.

Over the years, Robert Altman (USA), Marcel Marechal (France), as well as many famous Russian directors Oleg Efremov, Oleg Tabakov, Alexander Alov, Vladimir Naumov, Vladimir Petrov and others worked with the artist. The work of the artist with Nikita Mikhalkov should also be noted.

As part of the exhibition opening there will be a presentation of poems by Yuri Cooper. From the stage of the Prince Yusupov’s Home Theater, selected works will be performed by Nikita Mikhalkov, Anastasia Vertinskaya and Veniamin Smehov.