15 December 2020

The Russian Museum (St. Petersburg) is spreading its representation over the town of Kemerovo

The Russian Museum (St. Petersburg) is spreading its representation over the town of Kemerovo.

The exhibition of Russian landscape has recently opened in Kemerovo. It features for the first time the grandiose painting by Mikhail Nesterov “Holy Rus”, which has been just restored. These are the traditional museum’s forms. The multimedia exhibition “The Russian Avant-garde” will become the brand-new event for the audience in Kuzbass.  It will be the brand-new as the Kuzbass Centre of the Arts was specially renovated for the exhibition and the grandiose digital content was developed.

The multimedia is based on 30 paintings of the Russian Avant-garde that are the highlights of the Russian Museum as well as Russian art. These are not only the digitised art objects and these are not the reproduction even of high resolution, by any means. It is a long-standing show, which lasts almost an hour. The visitors will view the paintings, recognisable quotes and the most important thing will be the visualisation of the artistic method.

It was the Russian Avant-garde that opened the possibility of work with a pure form, colour, space based on the inner logic of its art trend but not on the subject, nature or features of painting. That is why the works by Kazimir Malevich, Vasily Kandinsky, Alexander Rodchenko and Pavel Filonov will be presented unfamiliar at first glance. They will be shown separated in forms, in movement of masses and colour, in spatial qualities of a line, point, plane and magic of rhythm and rationality, harmony of cosmic chaos or a hidden movement in statics. We do not tell about art but show it with itself. All main statements of art of that radical turn will continue in spatial projections for the areas built specially for this exhibition. 

The soundtrack to our exhibition will be the music by Dmitri Shostakovich. Its energy and the inner dramatic composition and direction will complete the impression from the exhibition. The Symphony No. 1 in F minor and Symphony No. 2 "October" in B major by Dmitri Shostakovich were recorded and performed by the Mariinsky theatre orchestra (St. Petersburg) conducted by Valery Gergiev.

What do the names of Kazimir Malevich, Vasily Kandinsky, Alexander Rodchenko, Pavel Filonov mean for the contemporary audience? Do we understand so easily the structures of such art movements as Suprematism, Abstract art, Constructivism, Analytical art?

“Well, so that is how this art is made” say professional and young visitors. That is exactly the idea of multimedia exhibition unlike the ordinary show.

The Russian Museum for the regions of Russia is a constant scientific and methodological centre, this is referring to the sphere of digital technologies in culture as well. Each event in the museum’s activities is the experience, which has been carefully prepared by the years of experiments. It was the project “The Russian Museum: the Virtual Branch” that became that experiment almost 20 years ago. It is the multimedia exhibition “The Russian Avant-garde” that will be the brand-new event. The Kuzbass Centre of the Arts has become the first state institution that directs towards the digital future.

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