East Meets West Gallery "Between Heaven and Earth". Part I automatic translate
с 16 Мая
по 16 Июня
Всероссийский музей декоративно-прикладного и народного искусства
ул. Делегатская, 3
From May 16 to June 16, 2019 in the All-Russian Museum of Decorative Art, director and curator of the East Meets West Gallery Tatyana Paleeva (Chilingaryan) presents the art project “Between Heaven and Earth” Part I, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the gallery.
The first part includes in the updated version the projects of past years: “Tibet. Infinity of Silence ”2012, belonging to the group of ethnic projects on the interaction of cultures of the West and the East, and the international environmental project“ Power of Water ”2012. The introduction to the complex artistic and ethnographic theme“ The Call of Ancient Armenia ”, which will be a new part of this project dedicated to the land of the ancestors of the curator Tatyana Paleeva (Chilingaryan).
Art project "Tibet. Infinity of Silence ”was shown at the ARTPLAY Design Center in 2012. In it, the curator presented her view of the relationship between modernity and ancient culture of Tibet, an attempt to “know” the language of art the mysterious charm of the land, which for several centuries has fascinated and attracted Europeans. Everyone who touches the secrets of Tibet discovers a different aspect of being, philosophical, religious or artistic. Of the five authors, Mikhail Molochnikov, Alena Telpukhovskaya and Sergey Filatov, as well as travel photographer Sergey Shestakov, participate in the new edition.
The international environmental art project "Power of Water" (2012, Polytechnic Museum) touched upon various aspects of the relationship between culture, education and everyday human life. Twelve artists from Russia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the USA and Japan offered the viewer their own artistic reading of the universal and “most humane” themes: water and life, water and man, water and art. In the modern version involved four authors of the project. Vladimir Nasedkin (Russia) with the famous installation “Architecture of Water, Metal and Stones”, specially restored for the anniversary project, photographer Mel Theobald (USA), permanent author of the “East Meets West Gallery” since 2010, Hans Mendler (Germany), Alexey Lantsev ( Russia). For the first time Sergey Filatov joined this project with a new sound sculpture “Ascending stream” (2019), created specifically for this project.
“The Call of Ancient Armenia” is a new thematic art project of the East Meets West Gallery. In May 2013, an expedition to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh was organized with the participation of East Meets West Gallery director Tatyana Paleyeva (Chilingaryan) and famous travel photographer, winner of prestigious awards Sergey Shestakov.
This project develops a design form for presenting exhibition material based on the synthesis and arrangement in one space of objects, artifacts and works of various types of applied art from the museum’s collections, works of different styles and trends of high art, as well as exhibits from private collections. The project organically combines an art photo of Sergey Shestakov - a member of an expedition to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh in 2013, a graphic by Suren Ayvazian, made from nature in Shushi (Nagorno-Karabakh), where his distant ancestors were born. The memories of ancestors and their life in Armenia were the works of famous Moscow-Armenian artists Karina Nazarova, Yuri Grigoryan (senior), Yuri Grigoryan (junior). Armenia has always remained in the memory of Vladimir Nasedkin, who entered the country in 1989 after the devastating earthquakes in Spitak and Leninakan. The main theme of these memories were the ancient khachkars of Armenia, which are in his series “Armenia. Khachkars ”(1989-2000) turned into monumental and strict compositions that grew from the author into abstract spiritual symbols of the ancient people of Armenia. Variations on this topic are in the collections of the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, and the art museums of Tver and Yekaterinburg.
Thanks to the Nikoghosyan-Ilikchyan family and the Niko Gallery, we received a unique opportunity to show at the exhibition, along with works by famous contemporary artists, the works of the 20th century classical art of Nikolai Nikoghosyan, one of the most prominent figures in the history of Russian and Armenian sculpture of the second half of the 20th century, and Mariam Aslamazyan, whose life and work are also inextricably linked with both the Russian avant-garde tradition and the Armenian national painting tradition of the 20s-30s of the 20th century.
The unique traditional color of life and life of the Armenian people of the late XIX - early XX centuries. It is impossible to imagine without popular and decorative arts. And the main thing, of course, is carpet weaving. The exhibition presents three unique author’s works of carpet art of the 30s of Armenia from the department of fabrics of the All-Russian Museum of Decorative Art, including the carpet of the famous master Hakob Keshishyan from the carpet factory of Yerevan. From the private collections of the Nikoghosyan-Ilikchyan and Tatyana Paleeva (Chilingaryan) families, antique lint-free carpets from Nagorny Karabakh from the late 19th century and the second half of the 20th century are demonstrated for the first time.
Since ancient times, Armenia was famous for its folk craftwork. Ceramic vessels for water, wine, dough, cheese, and oils of the late 19th - early 20th century, provided to us by collectors, are characterized by simple silhouettes, plastic forms and are made mostly of Armenian red clay. Isabella Aghayan’s decorative composition “Memories of Armenia” (1991) from the ceramics department of the All-Russian Museum of Decorative Art — a complex composition of seven objects — is also made of red clay, but with various pigments, author painting and using glaze. In the XVIII and XIX centuries in Echmiadzin, Yerevan, Tokat, Karina, Erzurum and Van in large quantities produced copper tinned dishes: dishes, jugs, tubs, pans. This dish was decorated with floral patterns in medallions, leaf-like drawings, images of birds, fish and animals. Many drawings of engraving and ornamentation, dating back to very old prototypes, can be seen on the presented copper objects from the private collection of the Nikoghosyan-Ilikchyan family. Artistic processing of silver is one of the oldest crafts in Armenia. Many products of jewelers of the XVII-XIX centuries, decorated with fine grain, fine engraving, skillful niello, gilding, can be considered works of art. Historical places for the development of artistic processing of articles made of precious metals, such as Van, Karin, Erzrum, Bitlis, Shushi, Alexandropol (Gyumri), become the major artisan centers of Armenia in the 19th century, where this art reaches a high level. Silver jewelry was an indispensable part of the women’s national costume. The exposition will be presented a necklace of silver with turquoise of the late XIX century. and earrings with turquoise, owned by Mariam Aslamazyan and other silver jewelry, which were provided to us by the Nikoghosyan-Ilikchyan family.
The project “Between Heaven and Earth” creates a contrasting combination of elements of various aesthetic systems of the past with the present, continues the search for creating new artistic integrity and imagery, the principles of presenting in one space traditionally not exhibited together works of high art, products of folk crafts and works of decorative arts. Between heaven and earth there is not only a Man, an Artist, but also the Curator himself.
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