Exhibition of photographs of Gleb Kosorukov "Curtain" 25/11/2018 automatic translate
с 24 Ноября
по 16 Декабря
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From November 24 to December 16, 2018, an exhibition of photographs of Gleb Kosorukov "The Curtain" will be held at the Museum of Moscow. These will be pictures taken in the Bolshoi Theater in the last days before it is closed for repairs.
“In the summer of 2005, ten days before the historic building of the Bolshoi Theater was closed for reconstruction, I had the opportunity of unlimited access to the building and all its premises,” says Gleb Kosorukov. - I came to the theater early in the morning and stayed until the end of the evening performance. For more than a century, the theater community lived tightly and depended little on external realities; neither perestroika, nor the country’s transition to a capitalist economy did not change this. The theater is not only dancers or opera singers, but also technical staff, about 200 people in total, among them were real theater long-livers. For these people, the reconstruction was not just a change of interiors, but the end of an era. ”
Plunging the viewer into the atmosphere of the theater, the artist takes him through a series of stage settings, where we see ballet dancers, opera singers, props, dressers, illuminators, engineers, technicians, and the work itself of a huge complex theatrical mechanism appears fascinating stage action.
After the end of the exhibition, some of the photos will be transferred by the author to the collection of the Museum of Moscow.
Gleb Kosorukov was born in a closed scientific center in the Urals. He graduated from the theoretical faculty of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute with a degree in nuclear physics. In the 90s he worked as a photojournalist for the New York Times, The Guardian, Time, and others. By the end of the 90s, he became actively involved in art projects and fashion photography for European magazines. Member of the Moscow Union of Artists and the Creative Union of Artists of Russia. He is the author of projects and monumental installations exhibited in Russia and in Europe, a participant in festivals and group exhibitions of contemporary art, and photo festivals. The nominee and finalist of the Kandinsky Prize in 2010 with two projects: “100 Stakhanovtsy” (project of the year) and “Procession” (media project of the year). The works of Gleb Kosorukov are in the collections of the Russian Museum, the Hermitage, the Multimedia Art Museum, the Museum of Moscow, and in private collections in Russia and abroad.
Opening of the exhibition “Gleb Kosorukov. Curtain ”: November 23, at 19.00. Free admission.