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The Seventh Moscow International Festival of Arts “Traditions and Modernity” opened its doors on June 26, 2013 and finished its work on June 30, 2013 in the Exhibition Hall of Moscow “Central House of Artist” at the address: Krymsky val, 10, Krymsky Val

The festival is organized by the Moscow Public Foundation for Support of Culture and Development of Contemporary Art, which is headed by Vera Nikolaevna Kiseleva, Honorary Member of the RAH. “The festival provides artists with a rare opportunity not just to take part in an exhibition of international level, but to be evaluated by a competent jury, as well as a stimulus for further growth and development,” V.N. emphasizes. Kiseleva. The International Jury of the Festival is headed by the Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Arts, Laureate of the State Prize of Russia 2012 Tair Salakhov. The Special Representative of the Russian Federation for International Cultural Cooperation took part in the official opening ceremony Mikhail Shvydkoy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu, Representative of the Commission for UNESCO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia; Maria Oreshina, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Russia Dorit Golender, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Moscow Public Foundation, Honorary Member of the RAH, Vice-President of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of the Chelyabinsk Region Mark Leivikov, Director of the Kunstguss Museum Foundation Lauhammer Andreas Tietz, Soviet and Russian fashion designer Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Zaitsev, Professor of the Russian Academy of Theatrical Art Vladimir Viktorovich Vasiliev, film director, People’s Artist of the USSR Vladimir Naumov. The official opening of the exhibition was attended by representatives of the spiritual, political and business elite of the country, business community, embassies and cultural centers from more than 25 countries. The festival presents the works of more than 300 artists from Russia, USA, Austria, Germany, Holland, India, Italy, Spain, China, Portugal, Romania, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Tajikistan and Belarus. The works of the official photographer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation are most vividly presented at the festival Eduard Pesov, Chinese artist Itzai Wu, Belarusian artist Andrei Ostashov, Kazakhstani artist Armata Bektas, Romanian artist Adriana Badia, Swiss artist, master of art dolls Olga Rel, Ukrainian master of linen threads Vladimir Denshchinkov, Italian sculptor. Federico Severino, Tanzanian artist Giuseppe Tirelli, as well as works by traditional participants of the festival – famous artists and cultural figures Zurab Tsereteli, Tair Salakhov, Alexander Burganov and Vladimir Surovtsev. Tamara Nesterova‘s exposition took a special place at the festival. One of her works is an installation under the provocative title “Deadly Incense”. A 15 times larger glass ashtray with monitors and an electronic counter counting down from the first second of the installation’s exposure reminds us that every 6 seconds one person dies from smoking in the world. Inside the installation there is a heart – a symbolic sign in memory of those who have passed away and those who did not make a choice in favor of a healthy lifestyle. A separate exhibition within the framework of the festival project dedicated to the “Year of Germany in Russia” will present works by sculptors Burkhard Thomann, Ferdinand Lepke, Ernst Ritschel, Dmitry Dykhovichny and other German artists. The Traditions and Modernity Festival opens new names in the world of contemporary art from year to year and supports both emerging and professional talented artists from all over the world. Thus, on June 27 at 18.00 there will be a presentation of the American painter Stass Shpanin “400th anniversary of the House of Romanov: Tsarist Russia through the eyes of a modern American artist”. The young artist, who at the age of 12 entered the Guinness Book of Records as “the youngest professional artist on the planet”, in honor of the commemoration of the Romanov House, will talk about the hostages of his time, Nicholas II, George V and William II, the visual paradoxes of pre-revolutionary Russia and the historical parallels he draws in his work.

Venue: From June 26 to June 30, 2013 Exhibition Hall “Central House of Artist”, Moscow.

Number of participants: 240 participants

Number of exhibits: 2500 exhibits

Number of participating countries: 24 countries

Participating countries: Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, as well as representatives of foreign countries such as Austria, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Holland, India, Israel, Italy, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, USA.

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