Twentieth anniversary celebrations of Russia’s accession to the Council of Europe were headlined in October by an exhibition of the works of noted sculptor Vadim Sidur.
In this video, Tatiana Soltanovskaya gives her expert’s guide to the 43 piece collection, entitled ‘War and Peace,’ which was insured for nearly €500,000.
The exhibition offered a rare insight into an artist with a growing international reputation.
Vadim Sidur, considered a leading representative of the Soviet Union’s unofficial art, is now considered to be among the great avant-garde figures.
Many of his works appear as illustrations to articles of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
The exhibition was organised by the Museum and Exhibition Association Manege in Moscow, with the support of the Permanent Representation of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe.