In December 2016, the IN ARTIBUS foundation is opening an exhibition entitled Under One Sky, which comprises selected works from the collection of its founder Inna Bazhenova. The collection has two focuses of equal weight: One is Western European art spanning a broad time period from the 15th to the 20th century. The other is Russian 20th-century painting.
Under One Sky concentrates on one of several basic principles that have guided Inna Bazhenova’s collection: the interrelationship between Russian and European art at the turn of the 19th century and, in particular, the influence of the French school on the Russian school in the 20th century. The exhibition is not meant to be a literal illustration of this theme, but it is intended to give an idea of how the process of forming a collection can been seen as a means of understanding and examining developments in art.