7+. Cultural Heritage: a Contemporary Vector - Exhibition at the Russian Academy of Arts

The Russian Academy of Arts presents an exhibition “Cultural Heritage: a Contemporary Vector” that is being held within Inspired by Russia Art Project of “7+” group of artists - Luba Sterlikova (USA), Natalia Vetrova (Canada), Galina Lopatina (Russia), Serguei Zlenko (Finland), Evgeny Vereshchagin (Russia), Walery Martynchik (Great Britain), Vladimir Fomichev (Russia). The Project has been a big success with the public in Washington, Paris, London, Moscow and Khanty-Mansiysk. Special guests of the Project are Ivan Lubennikov, Konstantin Khudyakov, Alexander Burganov, Vladimir Kuzko (Russia). Curator: Vitaly Patsukov.  

Almost one hundred paintings, graphic sheets, sculptural compositions and other artworks that are on display in Tsereteli Art Gallery show the authors’ aspiration for philosophical comprehension of the existence, quests for new forms and creation of new generalized images. The artists’ visual philosophy includes ideas of Vasily Kandinsky and Jackson Pollock, Rene Magritte and Andrew Wyeth, discoveries by Michael Vrubel and Gustav Klimt, Pavel Filonov, Zinaida Serebryakova, Lyubov Popova. A kind of a reference point is work by artists – special guests of the Project.      

The participants of the Project easily change perspectives of their vision fluently moving in inner spaces of their works. The reality is presented in this art system at the utmost moment of the feeling as a flash of light. This Project offers a universal understanding of the integrity of the surrounding world perceived through the continuity of traditions. Their works are a fusion of Russian tradition and Western art concepts.

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