Exhibition by Matilda Tracewski "Color. Square. Opus musivum". Automatic translate
с 29 Июля
по 30 Сентября
Выставочный зал “Варшавка”
Варшавское шоссе, д.75, корп.1
In 2015, 100 years have passed since the creation of the icon of Suprematism - the “Black Square” by Kazimir Malevich. However, the work is dated by the author in 1913: this year was the starting point for Matilda Tracewski in the work on the project “Color. Square. Opus Musivum. "
The fate of Black Square, one of the key works of art of the twentieth century, is woven from contradictions - the year of creation, named by the author, differs from the year of the actual creation of the work; originally, the work of Kazimir Malevich was called the “Quadrangle”; “Square” has no right angles; in his quest for "zero form", abandoning figurativeness and color palette in the work, Malevich breaks the connection with the tradition of past centuries, but speaks the language of the most traditional form of art - the language of painting.
A century later, the Polish artist Matilda Tracevska, perfectly mastering the classical art of mosaic, continues to study the role of form and color in a work of art and reflects on the subject and abstract, on the nature of chromatism and the absence of an absolute in the color palette, opening up a dialogue between the traditional square mosaic tessera and the form of the "new icon of the twentieth century."
"Color. Square. Opus musivum ”- this is the artist’s memories of a visit to St. Petersburg. By their nature, memoirs possess both abstract and figurative qualities, which is recreated in a series of works by Matilda Tracevsk. An important place in the exposition is occupied by a photograph of Nikolai Punin "Ira Punin with a dog Tapa in the garden of the Fountain House", 1925, translated into a mosaic. This work refers to one of the legends about the creation of the “Black Square”: Malevich came up with the “Square”, watching a girl dressed in black and white, who was walking in the snow.
Project “Color. Square. Opus musivum ”received the support of the Polish Cultural Center in Moscow and entered the parallel program of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
The exhibition is presented for the first time in Moscow.
As part of the personal exhibition of Matilda Tracewski “Color. Square. Opus musivum ”a series of master classes“ Abstract Art in Mosaic ”will be held.
Classes are taught by mosaic artists Marat Nassibulov, Isabella Borisova and artist-teacher Irina Merinova.
Master classes are held on Thursdays - August 6, August 13, August 20 and 27 - from 14.00 to 18.00.
The lesson begins with a tour of Matilda Tracewski’s exhibition “Color. Square. Opus Musivum ”in the exposition hall, the practical part - in the mosaic workshop.
Abstract art, which appeared at the beginning of the twentieth century, offers us to forget about natural reality. Non-figurative art with the help of color combinations and geometric shapes causes a variety of associations and expresses them in visual images. Recollections of the past, as, for example, in the works of Matilda Tracewski, are impressions, emotions, fears and even a response to a favorite piece of music.
At the workshops "Abstract Art in Mosaic" we will create an abstract mosaic work. In the first lesson, we will rely on your favorite figurative image: your favorite picture or photograph. Let’s try to convey our impressions using pieces of colored tessers. On the second - we will try to work with musical works and create an abstract mosaic work, listening to the sound. What sensations will the melody cause you? What associations?
Color, shape, music and mosaic will help you not only get closer to the works of Kandinsky, Malevich, Goncharova and Mondrian and better understand them, but also tell about something of your own.