Umro je Timur Novikov

vrijeme: 28.05.2002. - 28.05.2002.

U cetvrtak, 23.5.2002 je umro Timur Novikov u dobi od 44 godine, u St. Petersburgu, Rusija. On Thursday, May 23rd, 2002, Timur Novikov died in the age of 44 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
He was an artist, writer, theoretician, teacher, and the catalyst of the St. Petersburg artscene for almost two decades. Since 1977, Novikov was part of the former inofficial Soviet art and became a member of the inofficial group "Letopis" (Chronicle). In the early 1980s, Novikov founded the New-Artists-Group, which was one of the first federations of artists based on aestehtic criteria, with the goal of integration of art and life. In 1986, he was co-founding the "Friends-of-Majakovsky"-Club. In 1990-1991, the neo-academism movement was actively formed by Timur Novikov, and in 1993, he founded the "New Academy of Fine Arts" in St. Petersburg. Neo-academism is strongly influenced by the heritage of classicism and the concept of beauty (of the body). Under the leadership of Timur Novikov, it became the most evident and internationally recognized movement of St. Petersburg art in the last decade. Timur Novikov participated in numerous group shows in Russia and abroad, and, among others, he had solo exhibitions in Museum Moderner Kunst/Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna; Staedtische Kunsthalle Duesseldorf; Stedelijk Museu= m Amsterdam; Muecsarnok Art Hall, Budapest; Center of Fine Arts, Miami; =46rederic R. Weismann Art Foundation, Malibu; Espace Monjouart, Paris; the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.