The Fifth Interregional Academic Exhibition "Red Gate / Against the Current" is exhibited at the Tsereteli Art Gallery of the Russian Academy of Arts Automatic translate
Currently in Moscow in the Gallery of Art Z.K. Tsereteli of the Russian Academy of Arts (Prechistenka, 19) Exhibited Fifth Interregional Academic exhibition "Red Gate / Against the Current" . The project was launched in Saratov in September this year. In December, the final events of the project are held: on December 4, the Moscow exposition was opened, the 3rd volume of the art encyclopedia “Against the Current” was presented and the laureates of personalized Prizes were awarded: 6 laureates of the Prizes of the President of the Russian Academy of Arts Z. Tsereteli and 3 laureates of the Prizes of the name I.E. Repin.
The guests and participants of the exhibition were welcomed: the first vice-president of the Russian Academy of Arts Viktor Kalinin (host of the opening ceremony), the project leader and author - vice-president of the Russian Academy of Arts, chairman of the Volga branch of the Russian Academy of Arts, president of TSHR Konstantin Khudyakov , first vice-president of TSHR, academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, People’s Artist of Russia Evgeny Romashko , Chairman of the Board of the Moscow Union of Artists Viktor Glukhov , President of the European Foundation for Slavic Writing and Culture, Professor Igor Bondarenko (Bratislava, Slovakia), ru Natalia Tolstaya , Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Honored Art Worker of Russia, Doctor of Art History, Oleg Krivtsun , musician, producer, artist Stas Namin , co-leader of the Contemporary Art program at the Higher School of Economics, member of the project’s expert council, director of the Institute of Theory and History of Fine Arts of the Russian Academy of Arts.
The main organizers of the project: Creative Union of Russian Artists, Volga branch of the Russian Academy of Arts, Saratov Art Museum named after A.N. Radishchev, Museum of Actual Realism (Togliatti), Mordovian Museum of Fine Arts named after S.D. Erzi, State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan with financial support from the Ministry of Culture of Russia, Ministry of Culture of the Saratov Region, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Mordovia, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan, with the participation of Z.K. Art Gallery Tsereteli of the Russian Academy of Arts and the Zurab Tsereteli Foundation.
The large-scale research project is based on the methodology of the 17th century European enlightener Jan Amos Comenius. The task of the organizers of the project is to reflect the diversity of the natural world and human relations through the works of artists of the first third of the 21st century. In 2018, in the framework of the academic competition, artworks on 10 themes were considered: Architecture, Country and Law, Forbidden Fruit, Faith, Fashion, Housewares, Artistic Plexus, Food, Waste, Self Portrait.
In 2018, the competition was attended by representatives from 17 regions of Russia, including from 13 regions of the Volga Federal District, Moscow, St. Petersburg, invited artists from Stavropol, Volgograd, London. A strategically important task is the study of the art process and the updating of innovative artistic practices that are based on an academic foundation.
Project Manager K.V. Khudyakov and the curatorial group considered more than 700 applications from artists, these are 6000 works (painting, graphics, sculpture, digital art, photography). In this project, the expert council and the jury selected 700 works in the catalog album, 200 in the traveling exhibition.
As a result, the winners of the contest “Against the Current” (30 people) were identified: 6 laureates of the K.S. Prizes Petrova-Vodkina (Altukhov Sergey, Belousova Alina, Drozdin Alexander, Karnaukhov Aleksey, Moskvitin Alexander from Saratov, Ereshchuk Vyacheslav from Moscow), 6 prize winners named after I.E. Repin (Maxim Kireev and Alexey Novikov from Moscow, Vera Kondulukova, Nikolay Kuznetsov, Igor Panov from Togliatti, Vladimir Romanov from Samara), 8 N.I. Prize winners Feshina (Vladislav Baranov, Makhmut Vagapov, Anatoly Egorov, Alexander Novikov, Marina Samakayeva, Alfrid Shaimardanov from Kazan, Guzel Isaev from Naberezhnye Chelny, Vladimir Fufachev from Nizhny Novgorod), 4 F.V.Sychkov Prize laureates (Kiyaykin Anatoly, Korotkov Stepan, Alexander Livanov, Alexey Aseev from Saransk), 6 Prize laureates of the President of the Russian Academy of Arts Z.K. Tsereteli (Kuznetsova Galina, Kurushin Alexander, Povarova Natalya, Rumyantseva Svetlana, Surova Polina from Moscow, Litosova Natalya from Stavropol). More than 140 Moscow artists participate in the exhibition project, of which 8 became laureates of nominal prizes.
The “Against the Current” contest awards were initiated by the Volga branch of the Russian Academy of Arts, the Zurab Tsereteli Foundation and the “Museum of Actual Realism” (Togliatti) in order to support talented authors. Since 2014, regional executive authorities have joined in financing the project: K.S. Petrov-Vodkin Prizes are funded by the Government of the Saratov Region (2014, 2016, 2018), N.I. Feshin Prizes are funded by the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan (2014, 2016, 2018). The F.V.Sychkov Prizes in 2018 were established (jointly with the RAX) and funded by the Government of the Republic of Mordovia. The finalists are representatives of various creative unions: the Creative Union of Russian Artists, the Moscow Union of Artists and the Union of Russian Artists. The fact is positive, testifying to the desire to strengthen interregional ties, support artists, regardless of their "union" affiliation.
The exhibition exposition in Moscow included only a part of the works of the traveling exhibition (about 50 percent), it presents works by artists from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Saratov, Izhevsk, Penza, Cheboksary, Ufa, Tolyatti, Saransk, Kazan. You can also see paintings by Vasily Shulzhenko and Larisa Naumova from the personal collection of V.V. Vavilina, the founder of the Museum of Actual Realism in Togliatti, a partner and general sponsor of this project.
At the final event of the project in Moscow, the presentation of the third volume of the art encyclopedia “Against the Current / Red Gate-2018” (Moscow. 2018. 684 pp. Ill. ISBN 9785-60412-81-83) was presented. It should be noted that the encyclopedia reproduces 700 works by contemporary authors (a total of 360 artists participate in this project) on 10 themes-objects. Each project participant will be able to get an author’s copy of the album.
Research Institute of Theory and History of Fine Arts of the Russian Academy of Arts in the person of the head N.V. Tolstoy and the scientific staff of the Institute conducted a large-scale research work, as a result of which the research articles on 10 topics are presented in the album.
Mordovian Republican Museum of Fine Arts S.D. Erzi submitted masterpieces of his collection to the art encyclopedia - works by S.D. Erzi and F.V. Sychkova (who open the thematic sections of the encyclopedia), research articles have been prepared by museum researchers, art historians E.V. Golyshenkova and V.B. Makhaev on the topics of the museum collection and a joint exhibition project.
The album also features: article S.A. Kuznetsova, dedicated to Jan Amos Comenius and his work “The World of Sensual Things in Pictures” (1658), a study of the curator of regional programs in contemporary art I.P. Sosnovskaya “Rehearsals of the museum. Art map of the Volga region. ”
As promised, as part of the opening of the exhibition "Red Gate / Against the Current" in Moscow, the drawing of the next "dozen" topics for 2020 took place. This is the 4th thematic block from the “Comenius List”, namely: Mechanisms and devices, Weapons, Toys and dolls, Wheel, Moving means, House, City, Interior, Reflections, Wings. Artists can now think about the artistic solution of the next creative assignment. The conditions for the competitive selection of works for the next exhibition and publishing project will be announced in January-February 2020.
As part of the opening of the exhibition, the curators and project participants were awarded with the awards of the Russian Academy of Arts and the Creative Union of Artists of Russia.
The medals “For Services to the Academy” were awarded to: S.G. Denisov, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, First Vice-President of the Moscow branch of the TSHR, and I.V. Kolesnikov, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, Vice-President of the Moscow branch of TSHR.
Diplomas of the Russian Academy of Arts awarded: K.K. Akimov, coordinator of the Youth Creative Workshop "Dialogues with Classics" of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia and the Volga Branch of the Russian Academy of Arts, and A.V. Zhernoklyuyev, painter, member of TSHR - for a series of paintings, master classes in Saratov, Togliatti. Gratitude to the RAX announced to R.V. Kobzar, designer, vice-president of the Moscow branch of TSHR - for his contribution to the development of modern fine art.
For active participation in the preparation for the publication of the 3rd volume of the Red Gate / Against the Current 2018 art encyclopedia
TLC "Gold Medal" awarded
N.V. Tolstaya, director of the Research Institute of Theory and History of Fine Arts of the Russian Academy of Arts, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts;
The Bronze Medal of TSHR awarded:
E.A. Belyaeva, project manager of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia;
E.B. Fomicheva, designer of publishing projects, manager of exhibition projects of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia;
Sosnovskaya Irina Petrovna, art critic, senior researcher at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, curator of regional programs on contemporary art.
The following certificates were awarded by the TSHR diploma:
D.V. Kapen-Vardits, scientific secretary of the Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Arts, candidate of art history;
S.V. Usacheva, head of the department of Russian art of the XVIII-beg. XX century Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Arts, Ph.D.
E.V. Golyshenkova, Head of the Research Department of the Mordovian Republican Museum of Fine Arts named after S.D. Erzya;
V.B. Makhaev, Senior Researcher, Mordovian Republican Museum of Fine Arts named after S.D. Erzy, Ph.D.
The award was held by the vice-president of the Russian Academy of Arts, the president of TSKhR K.V. Khudyakov.
On December 5, a round table was held at the Z. Tsereteli RAX Art Gallery on the theme: “Capital and regional museums: the experience of interaction”, which was attended by curators, members of the Expert Council of the RAX and TSHR, project participants from Moscow, Saratov, Saransk, Togliatti, Kazan, Stavropol. Moderators: K.V. Khudyakov, I.P. Sosnovskaya, S.A. Kuznetsova. At the final round table discussion of the results and prospects of the development of the research project was held. Various issues were considered: expert assessment and selection criteria, problems of exposure and perception of works of different styles, genres and directions; individual and group strategies; experience of interaction with various art institutions; legislative support for creative unions of artists at the federal and regional levels; regional programs of Russian and foreign institutions: exhibition and educational mobile and network projects, inter-museum cooperation, exchange of experience. A number of valuable suggestions were made, which will be taken into account in the next stages of the long-term project.
At the round table, exhibition and publishing projects of the TSHR and the Volga branch of the Russian Academy of Arts in 2017-2018, catalogs published as part of the experimental creative workshops of the TSHR and the Volga branch of the PAX were widely represented. An exchange of views took place, prospects for the further implementation of large-scale interregional academic projects “Red Gate / Against the Current”, “Picturesque Russia”, projects of experimental Creative Workshops TSHR and PORAH were considered.
The exhibition "Red Gate / Against the Current" at the proposal of the Z. Tsereteli Art Gallery of the Russian Academy of Arts will be extended until January 6, 2019 inclusive.