Regional final exhibition-competition named after Afanasy Kulikov 13/12/2018 automatic translate
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Калужский музей изобразительных искусств
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December 11, 2018 in the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts (Lenin str., 103), the Regional Final Exhibition-Competition named after Afanasy Kulikov will begin work.
The Oblast final exhibition-competition named after Afanasy Kulikov, which has become traditional today, has emerged for more than 20 years as part of the program to support the fine arts of the Kaluga region.
In 1993, in order to preserve and develop the creative process in the Kaluga region, the community of employees of the Kaluga Art Museum and artists - members of the Kaluga branch of the Union of Artists of the Russian Federation put forward the idea of creating an exhibition project-competition of regional scale that would cover various creative searches of artists from different regions Kaluga region.
The idea immediately found support in the Regional Department of Culture, which helped put this project into practice in January 1994. It was then that the Regional final exhibition-competition named after Afanasy Kulikov for prizes in the field of fine arts was held for the first time in the regional art gallery “Image”.
The main objectives, which the organizers of the competition adhered to, were: motivating contemporary participants in the regional artistic process to create high-level iconic works of art and developing and preserving the artistic features of the Kaluga Region, including by purchasing the works of the prize winners for the gallery funds.
Today, according to the results of the Regional Final Exhibition-Competition named after Afanasy Kulikov, ten prizes are awarded in the field of fine arts for the most talented concrete work of fine or decorative and applied art distinguished by novelty and originality in the following nominations: painting, graphics, sculpture, decorative and applied arts created over the past three years. This allows not only creatively stimulating artists and craftsmen of the Kaluga region, but also supporting them financially.
Since 2014, the Regional Final Exhibition-Competition named after Afanasy Kulikov continues to live within the walls of the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts, which every year in late autumn and early winter opens its doors to all comers, both to participate in the exhibition and evaluate the works presented as a spectator..
In 2018, the Regional Final Exhibition-Competition named after Afanasy Kulikov, timed to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts.
In the exhibition space presents more than 170 works from eight dozen project participants. The scale of the competition clearly demonstrates its relevance in the modern artistic life of the Kaluga region, and also reveals the natural and cultural identity of the region, recalling the need for its full support and conservation.
The exhibition runs until January 20, 2019.