Michail Grobman

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Michail Grobman (Russian: Михаил Гробман, Hebrew: מיכאיל גרובמן‎‎, born 1939) is an artist and a poet working in Israel and Russia. He is father to Hollywood producer Lati Grobman and Israeli architect Yasha Jacob Grobman.[citation needed]

Biography[edit]

  • 1939 – Born in Moscow.
  • 1960s – Active member of The Second Russian Avant-Garde movement in the Soviet Union.
  • 1967 – Member of Moscow Artists Union.
  • 1971 – Emigrates to Israel and settles in Jerusalem.
  • 1975 – Founded the Leviathan group and art periodical (in Russian).
  • Since 1983, he lives and works mainly in Tel Aviv.

Awards[edit]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 2007 – Last Skies, Loushy & Peter Art & Projects, Tel Aviv (cat. text: Marc Scheps)
  • 2006 – Creation From Chaos to Cosmos, Bar-David Museum of Fine Art and Judaica, Kibbutz Baram (cat. text: Sorin Heller)
  • 2002 – The Last Sky, installation, Tsveta Zuzoritch pavilion, Belgrad (cat. text: Irina Subotitch)
  • 1999 – Michail Grobman: Works 1960–1998, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg (cat. texts: Evgenija Petrova, Marc Scheps, Lola Kantor-Kazovsky, Michail German)
  • 1998 – Picture = Symbol + Concept, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya (cat. texts: Lola Kantor-Kazovsky, Marina Genkina)
  • 1995 – Password and Image, University Gallery, Haifa University (Leaflet)
  • 1990 – Michail Grobman, Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 1989 – Michail Grobman, Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 1989 – The Beautiful Sixties in Moscow (Jointly with Ilia Kabakov), The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (cat. text: Mordechai Omer)
  • 1988 – Michail Grobman: Künstler und Sammler, Art Museum, Bochum, Germany (cat. text: Peter Spielmann)
  • 1987 – Messiah, installation and performance in the streets of Jerusalem (cat.)
  • 1985 – Khlebnikov 100, performance in the streets of Acre, Jerusalem, Tiberias and Tel-Aviv
  • 1984 – Michail Grobman, Zvi Noam Gallery, Beit Levik, Tel Aviv
  • 1977 – Michail Grobman, Spertus Museum, Chicago
  • 1977 – Performance in Judean desert
  • 1973 – Michail Grobman, Negev Museum, Beer Sheva
  • 1973 – Michail Grobman, Beth Uri and Rami Museum, Ashdot Yaacov (cat.)
  • 1972 – Michail Grobman, Nora Gallery, Jerusalem
  • 1971 – Michail Grobman: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (cat. text: Haim Gamzu)
  • 1966 – Michail Grobman, Projects Engineering Institute, Moscow
  • 1965 – Michail Grobman, Artists House, Moscow
  • 1965 – Michail Grobman, Energy Institute, Moscow
  • 1965 – Michail Grobman, History Institute, Moscow
  • 1965 – Michail Grobman, Usti-nad-Orlicy Theatre, Czechoslovakia (leaflet text: Dushan Konetchni)
  • 1959 – Michail Grobman, Mukhina Art Institute, Leningrad

Writing[edit]

  • "Moscow Diaries", New Literary Observer, vol. 84, 2007 – in Russian
  • Last Sky – Poems, New Literary Observer, Moscow, 2006 – in Russian
  • "Poems and Articles", Symbol We: Jewish Anthology of Russian Literature, New Literary Observer, Moscow, 2003 – in Russian
  • Leviathan: Diary 1963–1971, New Literary Observer, Moscow, 2002– in Russian
  • "Leviathan. Manifestos", Zerkalo, vol. 19–20, 2002 – in Russian
  • Military Notebooks – Poems, Leviathan Publishers, Tel Aviv, 2002 – in Russian
  • "about Vladimir Jakovlev", Vladimir Jakovlev: Zivopis, Grafika, catalogue of the exhibition, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 1995
  • "The Enigma of Isaak Levitan", Isaak Levitan, 1860–1900: Sketches & Paintings, Exhibition Catalogue, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, 1991
  • "About Malevich", Avant-Garde – Revolution – Avant-Garde: Russian Art from the Collection of Michail Grobman, Exhibition Catalogue, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, 1988
  • "About Malevich", The Avant-Garde in Russia 1910–1930: New Perspectives, Exhibition Catalogue, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980
  • Leviathan, newspaper of modern art and literature, nos. 1–3 (1975–1980) – in Russian

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Valentin Vorobiov, Vrag Naroda. Vospominania khudozhnika, New Literary Observer, Moscow, 2005
  • Irina Alpatova (ed.), Drugoie Iskusstvo, Galart, Moscow, 2005
  • Matthew Baigel, "Soviet Artists, Jewish Imagery: Selections from The Norton and Nancy Dodge"
  • "Collection of Soviet Non-Conformist Art", Zimmerly Journal, vol. 2, 2004
  • "A-Ya: Unofficial Russian Art Review", Art Chronic, Moscow, 2004
  • Victor Pivovarov, Vlubleniy Agent, New Literary Observer, Moscow, 2001
  • Lidya Sooster, My Sooster, Avinarius, Tallinn, 2000
  • Gunter Hirt, Sascha Wonders (Eds.), Präprintium, Moskauer Bücher aus dem Samizdat Edition Temmen, Bremen, 1998
  • Alexander Goldstein, Rasstavanie s Nartsisom, New Literary Observer, Moscow, 1997
  • Gabrielle Sed-Rajna (1997). Jewish Art. New York: Harry Abrams. ISBN 978-0810935143. 
  • "Interviews Michailom Grobmanom", Simurg, Jerusalem, 1997
  • Marina Genkina, "Vtoroi Russkiy Avant-Garde", in Evrei v Kulture Russkogo Zarubezia, vol. 5, Jerusalem, 1996
  • Anna Zhuravleva, Vsevolod Nekrasov, Paket, Moskow, 1996
  • Michail Gorelik, "Russkij ili Russkojazytchnyy", Novoye Vremia, vol. 43, 1996
  • Victoria Motchalova, "Energia Voproshania", Inostrannaia Literatura, vol. 2, February 1996
  • Marc Scheps (ed.), The Art of the Twentieth Century: Lexicon, Taschen, Cologne, 1996
  • Andrey Voznesensky, "Kabalisticheskaia Expertiza", Obozrevatel, vol. 12, December 1995
  • Karl Eimermacher, Vladimir Jakovlev: Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen Bayer, Bissingen, 1995
  • E. Beaucamp, "Die Kunst sucht ihre Zeit", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 22 July 1995
  • Volfgang Kazak, "Konets Emigratsii", Znamia, November 1994
  • Rossijskaia Evreiskaia Entsiklopedia, Rossijskaia Academia Nauk, Moskow, 1994
  • Thomas Strauss, "Anschlag auf den Heiligenschein der Bilder", Magenta, Munchen, 1994
  • V. Pavlov, "Popugay s Toporom", Iskusstvo, January 1994
  • E. Barnavi, ed. (1992). A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People. Knopf. ISBN 978-0679403326. 
  • F. Raphael, "From the left Bank to the West Bank", Mirabella vol. 1, October 1990
  • Thomas Strauss, "Bilder einer Gottessuche", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 18 July 1988
  • Michail Tchernyshov, Moskva 1961–67, New York, 1988
  • F. Rotzer, "Kunstlergruppen zeigen Gruppenkunst-werke", Kunstforum, vol. 91, 1987
  • Israel Shamir, Sosna i Oliva, Wahlstorm Publishers, Jerusalem, 1987
  • Velemir Chlebnikov, Stichi, Poemi, Proza, Gileia, New York, 1986
  • Alexander Glezer, Russian Artists in the West: Third Wave, Jersey City, 1986
  • Marina Genkina, "Michail Grobman", The Shorter Encyclopaedia Judaica in Russian, vol. 3, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1986
  • Stephen Feinstein, Soviet Jewish Artists in the USSR and Israel, Armonk, New York & M. E. Sharpe, London, 1985
  • Jack Miller, ed. (1983). Jews in Soviet Culture. London: Transaction Books. ISBN 978-0878554959. 
  • Rimma and Valery Gerlovin, "Russian Samyzhdat Books" Flue, vol. 2, New York, Spring 1982
  • Viktor Tupitsin, "Russian Art", Kolkhoz, vol. 2, New York,1982
  • A. Rovner (ed.), Gnosis Anthology, 2 vols, Gnosis Press, New York, 1982
  • L. Bechtereva (Galina Manevich), Varianty Otrazenij, A-Ya, Paris, 1982
  • A.Volochonsky, "Leviathan v Belom Svete", Dvadtsat Dva, 15, Tel Aviv, November 1980
  • M. Oxhorn (21 September 1980). "Cries and Whispers from Soviet Artists". The Baltimore Sun. 
  • Frantishek Kincl (ed.), Schwarz auf Weiss, vol. 6, Düsseldorf, August 1980
  • Hilton Kramer (20 July 1980). "The Mystical Basis of the Russian Avant-Garde". The New York Times. p. D23. 
  • Gil Goldfine (22 October 1976). "Michail Grobman". The Jerusalem Post. 
  • Miriam Tal: "Magischer Symbolismus in Israel: Werk und Personlichkeit von Michail Grobman" Das Neue Israel, vol. 3, Zurich, September 1974
  • Yuri Kuperman, "No Places: The Jewish Outsiders in the Soviet Union", Soviet Jewish Affairs, vol. 2, London, Summer 1973
  • Miriam Tal, "Two Russian Artists", Israel Magazine, vol. 11, November 1972
  • Miriam Tal, "Les Arts en Israel", Liberté, vol. 82–83, Montreal, October 1972
  • Miriam Tal, "Painters from Soviet Russia", Ariel, vol. 30, Spring 1972
  • Reuven Berman, "Art out of Russia", The Jerusalem Post, 24 December 1971
  • J. Nicholson, "La Nouvelle gauche a Moscou: notes sur quelques autres", Chroniques de I'art vivant, September 1971
  • Arsen Pohridni, "I Clandestini del penello", Panorama 240, Milano, 19 November 1970
  • A. M. Fabian, "Russische Avantgarde heute", Madame und Elegante Welt, Munchen, 1970
  • Arsen Pohribny, "Art and Artists of the Underground", Problems of Communism, Washington, March–April 1970
  • Asiaticus (Arsen Pohribny), "I pittori del disegno", L'Espresso Colore, Roma, 16 March 1970
  • W. Schulze-Roempell, "Russische Avantgarde", Die Welt, 27 February 1970
  • G. Engels, "Moskaus Avantgarde herausgeschmug-gelt", Kolnische Rundschau, 5 February 1970
  • V. Vanslov (ed.), Sovetskoe Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo i Zadachi Borby S Burzhuaznoj Ideologiei, Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskow, 1969
  • Dušan Konečny, Hledání Tvaru, Svei Sovetu, Prague, 1968
  • Jindřich Chalupecký, "Ouverture a Moscou", Opus International, no. 4, London, 4 December 1967
  • Miroslav Lamač, "Quelques jeunes peintres", Opus International, no. 4, London, 4 December 1967
  • Jindřich Chalupecký, "O Moderno Urneni v Sovetskern Svazu", Vytvarne Prace, Prague, 21 September 1967
  • Jiři Padrata, "Neue Kunst in Moskau", Das Kunstwerk, vol. 7–8, Baden-Baden, April-May 1967
  • Miroslav Lamač, "I giovani pittori di Mosca", La Biennale die Venezia, vol. 62, Venezia, 1967
  • Jiři Padrata, "Neue Kunst in Moskau", Kulturni Tvotba, Prague, 5 January 1967
  • John Berger (6 November 1966). "The unofficial Russians". The Sunday Times. London. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Dizengoff Prize laureates" (PDF) (in Hebrew). Tel Aviv Municipality. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2007. 

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