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Evgeniy Antufiev, Untitled, 2015, wood, amber, fabric, dimensions variable.

Evgeniy Antufiev

Regina Gallery/Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Evgeniy Antufiev, Untitled, 2015, wood, amber, fabric, dimensions variable.

It’s hard to believe that Evgeniy Antufiev was born only in 1986, given the sense of timelessness typical of his work. His solo show at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, aptly titled “Immortality Forever,” was part of the parallel program for the Sixth Moscow Biennale. It attempted to map out “the essence of Russian culture,” placing objects linked to Tolstoy, Pushkin, and Anna Pavlova alongside items drawn from the artist’s personal history—among them drawings by his ailing grandmother of her childhood memories, and a video of his mother, Nadezhda Antufieva, chief editor of the Centre of Asia newspaper in Tuva, dancing at the launch of People of the Centre of Asia, an anthology of essays and interviews she publishes periodically and calls “the book of fates.”

Antufiev’s gallery exhibition “Seven Underground Kings or a Brief Story of the Shadow” shared with the museum show an

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