The Moscow Art Fair of ART ARENA MANEZH takes place this year for an
More than 280 of Russian and foreign galleries representing a full
spectrum of modern art trends took part in the fair during the ten
years' period. Everything from amusing and serious, experimental and
generally recognized becomes accessible to the spectator these several
days of fair in Manezh Arena. Many constant fair participants offer new
Polina Lobachevskaya Gallery traditionally exposes the best works
of sixties' artists from the assembly on the ART MANEZH ARENA. One of
the trends of activity gallery with that it is engaged for almost 11
years is nоn-conformist artists represented by museum value works of
art: Anatoly Zverev, Lydia Masterkova, Vladimir Nemuhin, Dmitry,
Plavinsky, Francisco Infante, Edward Steinberg. Among others silk-screen
printings of Edward Gorohovsky from Coin Box Project shown in 2001 in
the State Russian Museum will be exposed this time. The money theme is
actively exploited by the modern actual art. Money became an object of
art research in this project. It was offered to participants to create
their image of a coin box (model) symbolizing a certain archetype
related to the universal accumulation experience. Then forms and casting
in ceramics painted by artists were made under these models.
Museum of V. Vysotsky and Sem Brook Gallery install the Perpetuum
mobile module, a huge steel kinetic object, a symbol of things in the
nature and art circulation. The author comes back to initial semantics
(time, eternal life and regeneration) in this project called a game by
Vasily Bogachyov. In his works the artist gives a new life to old
things, carrying out, in such a way a ‘Perpetuum Mobile’ principle.
Things find their birth in art taking new connotations and sense. In
such a way, the idea of Perpetuum mobile became a symbol not only of
this exhibition, but also of all the creativity of Vasily Bogachov in
Alla Bulianskaya Gallery will bring you in an unexpected way the
known fashion designer and model stylist Vyacheslav Zaitsev. The
spectators will see his picturesque curtains and graphic arts.
Marina Zvagintseva Solaris project - installation from
paper and monotypes. The author shows the most enigmatic and mysterious
things to the spectator, unexplored world being not on the other end of
Universe, but hidden inside of us.
Name of Goroo Irkutsk Gallery is chosen not by chance.
This is the name of the sacred Buddhist ceremony. The source of
creativity of all artists represented at the exhibition: Dmitry
Budazhabe, Alexander Kuklisa, Gesera Zodboev, Alexander Samarin, Alena
Tsidenova, became the Siberian ground, greatness of Baikal and creative
traditions of Russian and Buryat art. Art plastic of Gesera Zodboev
delicately reproduces the course of life and character of Pribaikalye
peoples. Buddhist images interwine with the Buryat national culture in
works of sculptor Dmitry Budazhabe. One of master sculptures is Soldier
of Shambhala - a guard in the face of obstacles: fears, doubts,
despondency and aggression from the outside. The painting of Alexander
Kuklisa artist called "Red River" is the river of life, as a light
source and energy as a symbol of eternity is an integral part of «On the
River of Time» project concept.
Studio No. 2 Gallery will show products of Tigran Malhasian
representing the modern art as transformation of technologies,
transformation that gives rise to new sense and new art value. Tigran
Malhasian brought in the space of canvas what should exist by the nature
in the space of household utility. He decided that car varnishes and
paints are organic not only on wings and hoods. In such a way there were
on his canvases women reminding, at first sight, portrayals of
Modigliani, written by varnishes and paints intended for immobilized
iron. So a transformation of lifeless into alive in works is happening.
Museum of the European Art in New York (USA) - represents works
of known European and American sculptors and artists. The task of the
Museum is to attract the attention of spectators to sources of the
Western art and culture with special stress on the European school of
painting. For ART MANEZH ARENA the museum chose works of art of Stella
Shalumova. The art worlds of Shalumova is the reflection of our world
created as a certain poetic absolute. Her works are victoriously
beautiful, they really delight the eye with the feast of color and
Traditionally many galleries at ART MANEZH ARENA show a cut of art that
does not yet belong to antiques, but they are for sure the property of
the last century. These are works of thirties-fifties, samples of social
realist arts, pictoral art and graphics of artists-nonconformists, art
This year the fair brings the focus of public the images inherent to
traditional Russian arts, that brought the beginning of avant guarde art
and played an exclusive role in the history of art of the ХХ-th century.
The works of art of the Soviet epoch, postSoviet art, known modern
writers and new names will make the basic part of fair. Socialist
realism, Soviet impressionism, "severe" style and nonconformism, and
also other numerous art trends of the end of the 20-th century will be
presented both by known masterpieces, and new revelations. And,
certainly, the basic attention will be concentrated on works of modern
pictorial art, graphic pictorial art, sculptors. Among the artists
declared at the fair there are: Alexander Sitnikov, Dmitry Plavinsky,
Natalia Nesterova, Francisco Infante, Jury Cooper, Igor Snegur, Dmitry
Krasnopevtsev, Anatoly Zverev and many other artists.
About 70 galleries from Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Kiev, Irkutsk,
Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar, Ufa, galleries from Israel and France
participate in ART MANEZH ARENA.
XI Moscow art fair ART MANEZH ARENA 2006 will be open from December
15-19, 2006 at the address: 1 Маnеzhnaya square, Moscow Expocentre
Opening day: Dec. 15, 2006 from 6.00 p.m.
The Fair is open: Dec. 2006, Dec. 16-18 from noon to 9. p.m.
19, 2006 from noon to 7 p.m.
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