Lucia Ganieva:

Ermitazhniki - Museum attendants

KOSTERINA, Sofia Stepanovna, 2006-2007, Paul Cézanne: Dame a Bleu

Lucia Ganieva:

Ermitazhniki - Museum attendants

The Finnish Museum of Photography, Project Space

27.1.–21.3.2010
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The Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg houses an untold number of artworks, which are guarded by a large band of museum attendants. Russian/Dutch photographer Lucia Ganieva's (b.1968) exhibition Ermitazhniki - Museum Attendants is a tribute to these quiet workers of the Hermitage, and to their knowledge of art.

In her portraits Lucia Ganieva has elevated the Hermitage's gallery attendants to stand alongside famous paintings. As the background to the portraits, Ganieva chose works from the Hermitage's collection that she thought communicated in some way with the attendants. The portraits in the Ermitazhniki - Museum Attendants exhibition are from 2006-2007.

Lucia Ganieva lives and works in Amsterdam. She graduated from the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam in 2007. Ganieva has participated in numerous international exhibitions and her pictures have been published widely.

During her visit to Finland, Lucia Ganieva will meet students from the Finnish-Russian School.

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Further exhibition details:
Curator Tiina Rauhala, +358-09-68663622, tiina.rauhala@fmp.fi

The Finnish Museum of Photography, Project Space

27.1.–21.3.2010
Images