Erik Bulatov: That's It (Vot) Exhibition in Paris
May 26 - September 2, 2007
From May 26 to September 2, 2007 the City of Paris Modern Art Museum (Musee d`Art moderne de la Ville de Paris) held an exhibition of Erik Bulatov’s works titled Vot (That's It) together with their permanent collection. The opening of the exhibition featuring Bulatov’s paintings became an outstanding event because the first museum exhibition of his works was held in the Centre Pompidou in 1988, almost 20 years ago.
The artist has been residing in Paris since 1991, and his art has become an integral part of French artistic life even though Bulatov's works have their roots in Russian culture. The project's curators from the Modern Art Museum wanted to show visitors Bulatov's art and its importance for Paris so the exhibition presented works from the Centre Pompidou and the recent Vot series from the author’s collection. At the same time the museum presented works by Alexander Rodchenko and they resonated with the Vot series where Bulatov interprets the art of Russian constructivists. All this was part of the curator's concept.
In 2006, the State Tretyakov Gallery held a big retrospective exhibition of Erik Bulatov's works organized on the initiative and with the support of the Foundation. The Ekaterina Cultural Foundation also provided support to the Modern Art Museum's exhibition opening as part of its continuing cooperation with Russian and foreign museums and contemporary artists.