From Russia With Doubt

From Russia With Doubt

Cabinet Magazine

Courtesy MCA Denver.

November 11, 2013

From Russia With Doubt
18 November–29 November 2013

Organized by Cabinet and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

Opening: Thursday, 14 November, 7–9pm

300 Nevins Street
Brooklyn, NY
Hours: Monday–Saturday noon–6pm

Cabinet is pleased to present From Russia with Doubt, an exhibition co-organized with the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.

In 2010, Adam Lerner, the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, did something unheard of in the museum world: he mounted a large exhibition of paintings without first knowing whether they were real or fake. Painted in the Suprematist and Constructivist styles of early twentieth-century Russian avant-garde masters, the 181 canvases had been acquired by amateur collectors Ron and Roger Pollard from a mysterious seller in Germany. The man, who they met on eBay, claimed that the paintings had been found in an abandoned shipping container held in German customs since the 1980s.

From Russia with Doubt showcases a selection of paintings from the Pollards’ collection; the opening will feature a discussion with Lerner about the genesis of the exhibition and about the place and value of doubt—of not knowing—within the modern cultural institution.

About Cabinet
Featuring exhibitions of both contemporary art and historical materials, as well as a diverse range of talks, screenings, and performances, Cabinet’s event space was inaugurated in the fall of 2008 to further extend the magazine’s engagement with art and culture. Cabinet is open to the public Monday to Saturday from noon to 6pm and is fully wheelchair-accessible. For further information, contact Cabinet at press [​at​]

About the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Founded in 1986, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) explores the art and culture of our time through rotating exhibitions and public educational programs. In 2007, MCA Denver opened a 27,000-square foot facility in lower downtown Denver designed by architect David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates. Featuring regional, national, and international artists, MCA Denver offers a wide range of exhibitions promoting creative experimentation with art and ideas. Through adult and youth education programs and other creative events, the museum serves as an innovative forum for a culturally engaged community.


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