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Mississippi/Neva, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1998

Gary Hallman, Curator

The Mississippi/Neva project was a joint exchange exhibition with the Alexander Borovski, the Chief Curator of Contemporary Art at the State Russian Museum. The American exhibition of nine photographers, suspended from monofilament line was installed in the dramatic ballroom and adjacent spaces of St. Petersburg’s Stroganoff Palace. The following year “Neva/Mississippi”, an exhibition of contemporary Russian photography, curated by Mr. Borovsky was hosted at the Minnesota Center for Photography (pARTs Gallery), Minneapolis, Minnesota. The project supported exchange travel by three American and three Russian artists whose work was included in the two exhibitions as well as travel for Mr. Borovsky and Ms. Valentina Bulyava, Photography Curator, State Russian Museum.

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Mississippi/Neva Poster, State Russian Museum

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Installing the exhibition in the Stroganoff Palace

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Installation, Mississippi /Neva

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Suspended images, installation

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Members of the St. Petersburg press at the exhibition

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Press photographer before opening

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Opening speeches with Borovsky and Hallman

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Exhibition opening

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Alexander Borovsky interviewed by TV media at opening