Exhibition of Igor Shirshkov "Tales of the Forgotten Rabbi" Automatic translate
с 14 Февраля
по 24 Марта
Иркутский областной художественный музей им. В.П. Сукачева
ул. Ленина, 5
February 14 at 17.00 in the main building of the Irkutsk Regional Art Museum. V.P. Sukachev (Lenin St., 5) opens the exhibition "Tales of a Forgotten Rabbi" by Moscow artist, architect and designer Igor Shirshkov. The exposition contains dozens of illustrations for the book “Tales of a Forgotten Rabbi. The Ethnocultural Heritage of Solomon Beilin: Jewish Folklore, Authors’ Journalism, Memoirs, Stories ”, published in February this year at the IRNITU publishing house.
Creating illustrations for the book is always a space for the artist’s experiment. Given the plot, Igor Shirshkov created independent works of fine art that play no less role than the text itself, in which the figurative artistic series of the book is not so much a direct, verbatim translation of literary plots into graphic images, but their author’s reading and philosophical reflection.
Through the lightness and poetics of a fairy tale, the artist reads the writer’s personal attitude, in which the spiritual component is no less important than the material. It is this poetic form that acquires artistic expression in graphics using graphic means, and the artistic word is embodied in an artistic image.
Solomon Haimovich Beilin - an undeservedly forgotten researcher of Jewish folklore, writer, public rabbi of the city of Irkutsk in 1901–1917. The life and work of this remarkable person not only reflected the national and cultural identity of the Irkutsk Jewish community at the beginning of the 20th century, but also became the result of the author’s active desire to preserve the culture and traditions of his people. In the early thirties of the last century, Beilin’s name disappeared, and his publications for 100 years remained forgotten.
The exhibition "Tales of the Forgotten Rabbi" will open on February 14 in the main building of the Irkutsk Regional Art Museum. V.P. Sukacheva (Lenin St., 5) at 17.00 and will work until March 24. Entrance to the opening is free.
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