The Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents «Mystery of Being» — an exhibition of a major figure of Russian nonconformist art Vladimir Yankilevsky held in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the artist’s birth, which unfortunately he didn’t live to see. The show includes around 200 pieces from both public and private collections in Russia and abroad as well as from the artist’s collection. Many of the works are presented to the public for the first time. Paintings, works on paper, triptychs, albums, automatic drawings — all this accompanied by the curators’ texts help the viewer decipher the code of Vladimir Yankilevsky’s oeuvre. The artist was enthusiastically involved in the preparation of the show, which in a way can be considered his last large-scale piece.