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Fifth Anniversary Moscow International Festival of Arts

«Traditions and Contemporaneity»

 

Central Exhibition Hall «Manezh»

March, 05th - March, 10th, 2011

Opening – March, 05th 17:00

 

The fifth Anniversary Moscow International Festival of Arts «Traditions and Contemporaneity», one of the brightest annual events in the cultural life of the capital, will take place from March, 05th till March, 10th, 2011 in the Central Exhibition Hall "Manezh".

About 200 best painters, sculptors, photographers, graphicers, masters of applied art, and galleries from different countries will present their works at the fifth Moscow International Festival of Arts. Representatives of France, Italy, Germany, Greece, the USA, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Israel, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan will be participants of the anniversary festival.

In 2011 for the first time the Moscow international festival of arts «Traditions and Contemporaneity» was given the UNESCO aegis. Earlier the festival was invariably supported by the commission of the Russian Federation on UNESCO affairs.

Moreover, this year the event gets a greater scale, and the geography will be extended – the annual International festival of arts will take place in the in Southern Federal district, hero town Volgograd. Thus, in October 2011 artists of the Southern Federal district and representatives of twin-cities will present their works at the festival «Traditions and Contemporaneity».

The Festival «Traditions and Contemporaneity» purpose first of all is to support of young gifted artists, to develop and support art projects, and, certainly, to preserve cultural heritage. Along with works of eminent masters, such as: National artist of the Russian Federation D.Beljukin; National artist of the Russian Federation V.Nesterenko; National artist of Russia M.Abakumov; B.Falk; M.Lenn; National artist of Russia, Winner of the Russian Federation government award V.Surovtsev; Winner of the photo competition «Gold turtle 2008» S.Anisimov; Winner of photo competition «Gold Turtle 2010» V.Maleev; Winner of the State award of the USSR, national artist of Russia A.Burganov; National artist of Russia, Winner of the State award of Russia V.Zaitsev; Kukryniksy; National artist of the USSR, Russia, Azerbaijan, Hero of socialist work, Winner of the State awards of the USSR and Azerbaijan T.Salahov; National artist of the USSR, the Russian Federation, the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, President of the Russian Academy of Arts Z. Tseretell; Trajan Boldja; Chiprian Paleologu; Ketelin George Hrimiuk; Andrew Konstantin; Bogdan Pietrish; P.Mitkov; young artists E.Infelitsina, A.Oll, M.Zhgivaleva, A.Karpychev, «Project Academy», S.Vorobev and many others will also present their works. Known galleries and museums will take part in the Festival: Maricevic Fine Art and Antiques, «Mamontov Gallery», 3D Gallery, gallery «Goroo», Art agency «Colony», gallery «Studio 17», Club of collectors of the fine arts, and many others.

Winners of the Festival will be awarded in the following nominations: painting, graphics, sculpture, photography, applied art, and museum business.

The international jury will be headed by Salahov Tahir Tejmurovich, national artist of the USSR, Russia, Azerbaijan, winner of the State awards of the USSR and Azerbaijan, the vice-president of the Russian academy of Arts. Jury members will be outstanding art workers as an expert of UNESCO Petresku George; director of the State Museum of Arts by A.S.Pushkin I.A. Antonova; President of the International Academy of Architecture Platonov J.P.; Attache on culture of the Lithuanian Republic embassy in Russia, National actor of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic, Budrajtis Juozas; president of the Club of Dolls Collectors in Russia, Pchelnikova Svetlana.

The fifth Anniversary Moscow International Festival «Tradition and Contemporaneity» reflects social processes in the society; therefore at the fifth anniversary festival of arts special projects will be presented. One of the most interesting is the project of artist Edmon Dyubranfo (1920-2007), an outstanding Belgian art worker, muralist with a world name, who devoted a huge part of his life to the revival of gobelin art in Belgium. In 1947 together with Rozhe Somvil and Lui Deltur he based a movement "Force of wall painting», and in 1954 he was one of the group founders in «Art and Reality». E.Dyubranfo in 1947-1978 was a professor of monumental art in the Royal Academy of fine arts in Mons. Since 1960 he was making a grandiose cycle of gobelins entitled «Time of a Person».

Edmon Dyubranfo left us more than 10 000 m? of the wall works in various techniques, and hundreds of drawings in pencil, chalk, water color, oil, acryl etc. to Dedicated to his humanistic believes, this unique artist continued working up to the end of his life to express his love to mankind and the Earth.

The project «Great Russia» will unite representatives of the RF federal districts and of the near abroad countries, among which: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, Tatarstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine. The project of Misha Lenn "Reflections" is the next important one. Misha Lenn is a world famous artist who has created his own style in the water color techniques. It connects decorative effect of Klimt, Dega’s elegance and grace, Renoir’s romanticism, and energy of Toulouse-Lotrek. In 2005 Lenn was recognized the best aquarellist of America. He is the main artist of Kentucky Derby races (USA), the main artist of the All-Russia horse games in St.-Petersburg, illustrator of prestigious magazines. Lenn’s customers include the Harvard University, the Boston symphonic orchestra, the Boston Ballet, magazine "Time", Westminster Kennel Club, firms Calvin Klein, Godiva Chocolatier, Rive Gauche, Sony, the Viennese ball, World Cup on the Latin American dances in the Kremlin etc. For the festival the project «Unique dolls as a work of art» will be a traditional one. It will help represent the best dolls of galleries, private collections, and also leading Russian artists.

The main organizer of the festival is the Moscow Public Fund of culture support and contemporary art development by Kiseleva V. N.

Organizing committee members: Constant representative of the Russian Federation in "UNESCO" Mitrofanova E.V.; Executive Secretary of Russian National Commission for UNESCO Ordzhonikidze G.E.; chairman of the Board of guardians at the MPF of culture support and contemporary art development Leivikov M.G.; Advisor on special projects to Mironov S.M., the Chairman of the Federation Council, Esipovskaya O.B.; Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Culture Ivliev G.P.; head of the Federal Agency "Rosintercooperation" Muhametshin F.M.; main architect of the Russian Academy of Sciences, president of the International Academy of Architecture, Moscow, Platonov J.P., etc.


  

   

Press conference        

February, 22nd, 2010, 12.00

RIA Novosti, hall ą1, Moscow, Zubovsky parkway, 4

 

Participants:

 

1. Esipovskaya Olga Borisovna – Advisor on special projects to Mironov S.M., the Chairman of the Federation Council; 

2. Kiseleva Vera Nikolaevna - President of the Moscow Public Fund of culture support and contemporary art development; 

3. Salahov Tahir Tejmurovich - National artist of the USSR, Russia and Azerbaijan, Hero of socialist work, Winner of the State awards of the USSR and Azerbaijan, Vice-president of the Russian Academy of Arts;

4. Surovtsev Vladimir Aleksandrovich - National artist of the Russian Federation, Member of the Moscow Artists Union, UNESCO diplomant, member of the Public Council of the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture, Board member of the Moscow Association of Sculptors.

5. Tyagunov Alexander Aleksandrovich –First deputy of the chairman of the Russian Federation State Duma Committee for Culture.

 

Questions to discussion:

- Anniversary of the festival. Results, importance, prospects

- Development and scale of the festival – the festival will take place in the Southern Federal district, October, Volgograd

- Reception of the UNESCO aegis

- The Unique exposition of Edmon Dyubranfo, a well-known artist, whose gobelins are of national Belgium property

 

 

Accreditation of mass-media and additional information:

Tatyana Kyznetsova