September 16th, 2021

voice of the city

This is probably what distinguishes a creative person...

voice of the city

Metromod: Artists in Exile

Very proud to have contributed to this handsome project – the archive of artistic activities in exile around the globe.

Among the 35 entries in the Shanghai section, the 13 entries that I wrote focus on the Russian émigré artists. These are the biographies of the writer Ivan Kounin, designer Alexander A. Yaron, architect Emmanuel Gran, photographers Leonid Skvirsky and Sam Sanzetti, painters Victor Podgoursky, Mikhail Kichigin, Vera Kuznetzova, Vasily Zasipkin and Thais Jaspar; also, the entries on the art associations HLAM and Ponedelnik, and the magazine Highlights of Art. But other entries are interesting as well, and they show copious amounts of previously unseen artworks and photographs of Shanghai.