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Archive 2011

Fifth Anniversary Moscow International Arts Festival
“Tradition and Modernity.”

Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh” March 05 – 10, 2011.

The opening ceremony of the Fifth Anniversary Moscow International Festival “Traditions and Modernity” was held on March 5, 2011.
The participants and guests of the Festival were welcomed by the Chairman of the International Jury of the Festival, People’s Artist of the USSR, Russia, Azerbaijan, winner of the State Prizes of the USSR and Azerbaijan, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Arts Tair Teymur Ogly Salakhov; President of the Moscow Public Foundation for Support of Culture and Development of Modern Art, organizer of the annual festival “Traditions and Modernity”, Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts Vera Nikolaevna Kiseleva; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the MOF, Vera Nikolayevna Kiseleva; and the President of the Moscow Public Foundation for Support of Culture and Development of Modern Art, Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts. The opening ceremony of the festival was conducted by Yuri Kovelenov, Honored Artist of Russia, announcer of the central television. The opening ceremony featured performances by Alexei Lundin, the first violinist of the Virtuosi, the orchestra of the AMK Children’s Music School at the Moscow Conservatory, and the chamber orchestra CANTUS FIVMUS under the direction of A.L. Khurgin. and other musical groups. Also that evening there was a show of evening and cocktail dresses from the Fashion House “Sergei Pugachev”.
The Fifth Anniversary Moscow International Festival of Arts “Traditions and Modernity” – one of the brightest annual events in the cultural life of the capital – was held from March 05 to 10, 2011 in the Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”.
These days the festival was visited by such high-ranking persons as: Grigory Rapota, 3rd Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Volga Federal District; Alexei Fedotov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Czech Republic; Guy Trouveroy, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Russia; Plamen Ivanov Grozdanov, Ambassador of Bulgaria to Russia, Ambassador of Japan to Russia Masaharu Kono, President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, fashion designer Vyacheslav Zaitsev, Bulgarian singer Biser Kirov and other prominent figures of culture and art, as well as representatives of the spiritual, political and business elite of the country, the business community and representatives of cultural centers from around the world.
About 200 best painters, sculptors, photographers, graphic artists, masters of applied art and galleries from different countries of the world presented their works within the framework of the Fifth Moscow International Festival of Arts. The participants of the anniversary festival were representatives of France, Italy, Germany, Greece, USA, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Israel, Ukraine, Japan and Azerbaijan.
Art critics and visitors of the jubilee festival paid special attention to the exposition of tapestries by Belgian master Edmond Dubranfo, whose works Moscow saw for the first time. Also our compatriot Misha Lenn presented a new, own style in watercolor in the project “Reflections”. The project “Unique Dolls as a Work of Art” became traditional for the festival, within the framework of which an exhibition of the best dolls of the leading Russian artists, private collections and gallery collections took place.
In the framework of the festival, the sought-after sculptor Vladimir Surovtsev celebrated his 60th birthday and presented his new work “Marshal of the Soviet Union K.K.Rokossovsky”. Another famous sculptor Alexander Burganov also presented his works in the Manege. Vasily Nesterenko, Dmitry Belyukin continued the good tradition and exhibited their paintings in the spirit of the Russian classical school. Foreign school of painting was presented by the best-selling in Bulgaria and popular in Russia artist Pavel Mitkov.
Among the special projects of the festival it is worth mentioning the project “Great Russia”, showing the art of the regions of our country and neighboring countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Tatarstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine).
The creativity of famous cultural figures Tair Salahov (handmade tapestries of Azerbaijani people based on the artist’s works) and Zurab Tsereteli’s enamels was presented in a new way.
Traditional for the festival of arts was a charity project, which this year was organized jointly with the fund to support children’s creativity “Andryusha”. Thus, within the framework of the festival the works of the most gifted children of the South Urals were presented. The Andryusha Foundation implements charitable programs and represents the interests of talented children and educational institutions in cultural organizations, nominates them for awards in the field of art, provides financial support for education and children’s trips to competitions.
The winners of the Festival will be determined in the following nominations: painting, graphics, sculpture, photography, applied art and museum work. The date of the ceremony of awarding the bronze statuette “Vera”, the main award of the festival, will be announced later.
The main organizer of the festival is the Moscow Public Foundation for Support of Culture and Development of Contemporary Art headed by V.N. Kiseleva, who became an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts at the end of the event. March 11, 2011 in the walls of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli awarded Kiseleva Vera Nikolaevna gold medal and diploma.

Festival dates: March 05-10, 2011 – Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, Moscow.

Number of participants: 300 participants

Number of exhibits: More than 3,000 exhibits

Number of participating countries: 30 countries

Participating countries: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belarus, Bulgaria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Tatarstan, Ukraine, USA, Tatarstan, Vietnam.

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