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The Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery of the Russian Academy of Arts will host an international exhibition project «BETWEEN VOLGA AND DUNE»
September 8, 2015 at 19.00 in the halls of the Art Gallery Zurab Tsereteli of the Russian Academy of Arts (Moscow, Prechistenka, 19) is planned to present an international academic research project «Between the Volga and the Danube.»
Organizers: the Russian Academy of Arts, the Volga Region Department of the Russian Academy of Arts, the Creative Union of Artists of Russia, the European Center for Visual Arts (Bratislava, Slovakia) with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, CIC M * ARS, partners in Europe: Aircraft Diagnostic Company, Slovenska Vytvarna Unia, Slovak Union of Visual Art.
The project is conducted with the participation of Russian and foreign artists.
Works by Russian artists from Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Volga Region (Saratov, Kazan, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Izhevsk, Cheboksary, Ufa), Yaroslavl, Ivanov and Chelyabinsk are presented in just 12 regions of Russia and 88 artists. They are laureates of the Academic Contest «Against the Current», academicians of the Russian Academy of Arts, artists-teachers of the MGHPA. SG Stroganov, MGAHI them. VI Surikova, teachers of art schools and art schools, representatives of various creative unions of artists.
Foreign participants of the project - artists from Eastern Europe (the territory where the great teacher of the XXVII century Jan Amos Kamensky lived and formed the basis of European enlightenment): Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Poland, Ukraine and Moldova - 10 countries of Europe, 45 artists. In addition, the partner of the project - the Center for Contemporary Art M * ARC has provided for the exhibition and catalog of works of East European artists from its collection. A total of 133 Russian and foreign artists out of 300 submitted entries for the contest. There are presented kinds of fine arts: painting, graphic arts, sculpture, digital and applied art.
The organizers of the research project «BETWEEN THE VOLGA AND DUNE», following the method of Jan Amos Komensky, the author of the famous encyclopaedia textbook published in the USSR in 1941 and in 1953, «The World of Sensible Things in Pictures,» challenged contemporary artists to: reflect their creative works the world of nature and social relations in order to obtain diverse and priceless artistic revelations and points of view on the same subjects. The project is an attempt to at least partially restore the whole, stereoscopic perception of the world around us. Artists of Russia and Eastern European countries were invited to reflect in their qualitative and time frames in their work 100 topical themes for today: 100 works are created by Russian artists and for the same 100 themes - foreign ones.
In the format of the project, a competition was held (January-April 2015), an art encyclopedia «Between the Volga and the Danube» with research articles is being prepared, a mobile international exhibition (Moscow-Bratislava), master classes in painting and digital art, presentations and round tables in Moscow and Bratislava.
This project, among other tasks, shows the vectors of the development of art in different countries and generations. So, in Hungary the school of realistic drawing is quite successfully preserved. In Serbia, «naive» is popular and, in a sense, iconography develops. In Slovakia, artists in a peculiar way, using elements of realism work, mainly in abstraction. Poland and the Czech Republic continue to use their traditional critical attitude to reality and some poster style. In general, the project «Between the Volga and the Danube» covers the former territory of the Soviet Union and the zone of its influence, but the greatest number of works is presented from three countries - Russia, Austria and Ukraine. Austrian artists work in easel painting and graphics, with new technologies and genres, but the most interesting is their thematic foreshortening - the love of travel and other cultures. Including, interest in Russia. Two of the artists represent the projects we have done: one - on travels in Siberia, the other was made in Samara, at the Shiryaev Biennale. It is important for the organizers to work with Ukrainian artists. Art has always been one of the most effective types of diplomacy. This is especially important in the period of unfavorable political developments.
In the Russian part of the project, both renowned artists - Academicians of the Russian Academy of Arts, folk artists: Zurab Tsereteli (Vera), Nikolai Mukhin (Paradise), Tatyana Nazarenko (Hunter and the Victim, Crime and Punishment), Valery Maloletkov «External and internal feelings»), Evgeny Romashko (City), Vladimir Sokovnin (Country and Law), Victor Glukhov («Inhabitants of the rivers and seas»), and talented youth - Vyacheslav Ereyschuk, Evgenia Maltseva, Fedor Dubrovin, Anton Batishev, Sergey Kuznetsov and others.
In addition to painting, graphics and sculpture, new technologies and genres are presented. At the same time, regardless of whether the video art is a performance or a performance, the artists try to rely on the fundamental foundations of the academic school in this project: we observe works inspired by Repin’s Burlacs on the Volga, and the endless expanses of Levitan and Vasiliev. There is an interest in history: work with archival photography from Ivan Kolesnikov and Sergei Denisov, the philosophical work of Konstantin Khudyakov «Apocalypse» and the sculptural composition «The Decline of Civilization» by Alexander Povzner, colonial motives in the spirit of Kipling and «Orientalism» by Jean-Louis Jerome from Sergei Kalinin. The theme of the war (the work of Viktor Safronov, Ilgizar Samakayev) was also reflected, especially in the year of the 70th anniversary of the Victory over fascism.
The structure of the exhibition and album-catalog, in which the works of artists from Russia and the work of foreign authors are given on the same topic, give, to a certain extent, the opportunity to compare creative approaches of artists and receive unusual dialogues. With such a broad geography, it is impossible to show evenly all countries, but the project caused such a wide interest among artists that it seems important to continue it. Presumably, he could grow into the Comenius Triennial, presenting cultural ties with Eastern European countries and the possibility of studying trends in the visual arts in the world.
The project is implemented at the expense of the Federal Target Program «Culture of Russia» (2012-2018) for 2015, through the Department of State Support for Arts and Folk Art of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the European Center for Fine Arts (Bratislava), administrative and financial resources of the TSCHR and Volga Region Department of the Russian Academy of Arts.
The head and author of the project is K.V. Khudyakov, the chairman of the Volga branch of the Russian Academy of Arts, the full member and member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Arts, president of the Russian Union of Artists. The curatorial group from the Russian Union of Artists and the TLC: deputy chairman of the Volga branch of the Russian Academy of Arts S.Kuznetsov, art critic D.Yu.Machulin, full member and member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Arts, first vice-president of the TSHR E.Romashko, corresponding members RAH, vice-presidents of the TSHR, SG Denisov and IV Kolesnikov. The project director is the vice-president of the TSHR K.V. Akimov.
Curators from the Slovak side: Chairman of the Board of Directors of the European Center for Fine Arts, First Vice-President of the IAE, member of the Council of Europe, Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Professor II Bondarenko, Financial Director of the Aircraft Diagnostik Company EI Prekopova, Honorary Academician of the Russian Federation Academy of Arts A. Marenchikov.
The route and schedule of the traveling exhibition: Moscow, Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery of the Russian Academy of Arts (August 20 - September 20, 2015) - Bratislava, European Center for Visual Arts (November 2015 - January 30, 2016).
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