The exhibition offers a unique perspective, since it is the first time that Roginsky's Paris era is covered so extensively. The show presents 120 paintings made during his final decade as an artist, supplemented with photographic and video materials. Many works will be on public display for the first time. The documentary film "Artist Mikhail Roginsky" (25 min) by Vadim Zakharov will also be presented. Zakharov, who created the installation for the Russian Pavilion at last year's Venice Biennale, portrayed Roginsky in his Paris studio in the year 2000. An admirer of the artist, he writes that "the traditional materials he uses are no more than camouflage concealing the vigorous energy of attack. And it is precisely this energy, not coloristic nuances, that creates the image of this interesting artist." Roginsky was as interested in the conceptual meaning of painting as he was in the essential themes of color, form and composition.The exhibition begins with Roginsky's iconic red "Door" (1965), the only Russian piece in the show. The other works present life literally and figuratively beyond this Red Door: the works by an exile artist who has broken through the iron curtain. In his Paris works, it appears as though a cloudy gray filter has been placed over a more brilliant color scheme. It results – despite the subdued colors and everyday themes – in a body of work that is unexpectedly arresting.