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Archive 2012

From July 4 to July 8 the Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh” hosted one of the largest events in the cultural life of Russia – VI Moscow International Festival of Arts “Traditions and Modernity”, which united trends and directions in contemporary world art.
The VI Moscow Festival of Arts “Traditions and Modernity” was held under the auspices of UNESCO, with the support of the Department of Culture of Moscow, the State Duma Committee on Culture, the International Foundation “World for Culture and Peace”, the Federal Agency “Rossotrudnichestvo” and the Russian Academy of Arts.
The list of participants in this year’s event includes some really big names – the festival featured the works of Mikhail Shemyakin, Ekaterina Grigorieva, Gleb Bogomolov, Misha Lenn, Alexander Grechanik, Andrey Esionov, the Manizer dynasty, the White dynasty, the Surovtsev dynasty, Tair Salakhov, Anatoly Shmuel Shelest, Zurab Tsereteli, Vyacheslav Zaitsev. Also among the works of famous participants presented at the Festival were paintings by the musician Andrei Makarevich, film director Vladimir Naumov and ballet master Vladimir Vasiliev.
The festival attracted artists, art specialists, collectors and gallerists from 40 countries, opened many new names in art and gathered more than 130 thousand visitors. Opening the exhibition, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy called the opening of the Festival of Arts a significant event: “This hall brought together wonderful living artists from Russia, CIS countries and other countries. This festival has proved its necessity, because people live in the context of the most diverse art. I hope that visitors will be happy that they have met beautiful, real art”.
Also within the framework of the opening ceremony, which was conducted by Yuri, Honored Artist of Russia and TV presenter. Kovelenov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Russian Federation made a welcoming speech Polad Byul-Bul oglu, People’s Artist of the USSR, Russia and Azerbaijan Tair Salakhov, Chairman and Vice-President of the IOF Board of Trustees Mark Leivikov, People’s Artist of the USSR and Russia, Professor of the Russian Academy of Theater Art Vladimir Vasiliev, General Director of the national educational TV channel Prosveshchenie, General Information Partner of the Festival Vladimir Kosenchuk,
Vladimir Naumov – People’s Artist of the USSR, President of the National Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, film director, Assistant to the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Central Federal District Anton Malyshev, Israeli Ambassador to Russia Dorit Golender and President of the Moscow Public Foundation for Support of Culture and Development of Contemporary Art, Chairman of the Festival Organizing Committee, Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts Vera Kiseleva. VI Moscow International Festival of Arts “Traditions and Modernity” was visited by famous cultural figures, such as: Honorary Jury Member of the Festival, President of the Russian Academy of Arts, People’s Artist of the USSR, Russian Federation, Georgian SSR. Zurab Tsereteli, People’s Artist of Russia Leah Hijakova, People’s Artist of Russia Yuri AntonovPeople’s Artist of Russia Andrei Makarevich, musician Yevgeny MargulisRepresentatives of the political elite and business community represented by the Secretary General of the Eurasian Economic Community Gregory Rapportas well as representatives of embassies and cultural centers of the world: American Center, British Council, French Cultural Center, Instituto Cervantes, Italian Cultural Institute, Polish Cultural Institute, Slovak Cultural Institute, Bulgarian Cultural Center, Cultural, Scientific and Information Center of the Republic of Hungary, German Cultural Center named after M.V. Kovacs. Goethe, the Israeli Cultural Center at the Embassy of the State of Israel in Moscow and the Scottish Cultural Center in Moscow.

Venue: July 4-8, 2012 in the Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, Moscow.

Number of participants: 310 participants

Number of exhibits: More than 3,000 exhibits

Number of participating countries: 31 countries

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

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