Between the Volga and the Danube: International Academy Project

On September 8, 2015 at 19.00 in the halls of the Museum and Exhibition Complex of the Russian Academy of Arts (19 Prechistenka street, Moscow) there will be a presentation of the International Academy Project “Between the Volga and the Danube”.

The organizers: the Russian Academy of Arts, the Volga Regional Department of the Russian Academy of Arts, the Creative Artists’ Union of Russia, the European Center for Fine Arts (Bratislava, Slovakia) under the auspices of the Culture Ministry of the Russian Federation, M’ARS Modern Art Center, Aircraft Diagnostic Company, Slovenska Vytvarna Unia, Slovak Union of Visual Art.

The participants of the project: 88 artists from 12 regions of Russia and 45 artists from 10 Eastern European countries: Slovakia, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Ukraine and Moldavia. In addition, the project’s partner M’ARS Modern Art Center has provided for the exhibition works of Eastern European artists from its collection. From 300 competitors the winners of the selection were 133 Russian and international artists who presented various types of fine arts: painting, drawing, sculpture, digital and applied art.

The project is an attempt to restore the holistic, stereoscopic perception of the world. The artists’ task was in the given timeframe to depict 100 today’s urgent themes. The project includes the competition (January-April, 2015), art encyclopedia “Between the Volga and Danube”, traveling international exhibition (Moscow-Bratislava), as well as master classes in painting  and digital art, presentations and panel discussions in Moscow and in Bratislava. The route and the schedule of the exhibition: Moscow, Tsereteli Art Gallery (August 20 – September 20, 2015 – Bratislava, European Center for Fine Arts (November,  2015 – January 30, 2016).

The head and author of the project – Konstantin Khudyakov, Chairman of the Volga Regional Department of the Russian Academy of Arts, Academician, Member of the Presidium of the RAA, President of the Creative Artists’ Union of Russia.    

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