Collective exhibition of traditional paintings by women artists from St Petersburg ’WLP’ (the Women’s Living Painting)

8 March 2022 – 1 April 2022
St Petersburg, 11 Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment

On International Women’s Day, the Blue Hall of the Diaghilev Museum of Modern Art at St Petersburg University hosts an exhibition of 15 female artists who represent the tradition of St Petersburg painting of the second half of the 20th century. ’WLP’ — the Women’s Living Painting — is an expressive but not yet adequately reflected phenomenon in Petersburg art, which can be characterised as ’soil’ female painting associated with everyday life and personal space as the beginning of the ’political’. On a larger scale, this creative phenomenon reveals the textures of our material world and reflects our existences on a micro level. Formally, this art draws on such essential Leningrad/Petersburg art movements of the second half of the 20th century as The Order of Mendicant Painters, the School of Sidlin, the Staropetergof School, the New Artists, the Mitki group, and other art groups.