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"Monuments of Russian theatrical avant-garde: the play is dead, and the sketches were"

March 20 2006

Thanks to the enthusiasm of the galleries "Elysium" Moscow audience first saw the exhibition "Monuments of Russian theatrical avant-garde. 1910-1930. In the field of Russian fine art at the beginning of XX century gallery has been operating for 8 years, and its projects are for-profit.

Usually, the exhibitions are 2 times a year, featuring the work of one artist or entire organizations. According to exhibition director, Mary Molchanov, "gallery deals in Russian art from early 20th century to the 50-ies."

Over the past few decades, interest in Russian, and in particular to the theatrical avant-garde has caused a whole series of thematic theatrical exhibitions abroad. However, the exhibition in Russia, creating a theatrical panorama of the years 1910-1930, was presented the first time.

"In some ways, our current project deals with educational activities. It shows some of the theatrical works associated with the avant-garde 10-x-30-ies, "- noted the director of the gallery.

Anecdotally, this exhibition was created in collaboration with several museums. The most valuable exhibits were provided by the State Theater Museum. AA Bakhrushin Museum State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia and the State Museum of VV Mayakovsky. Curiously, many works from private collections, were demonstrated for the first time. Here were the works of these artists, who were exposed only at private exhibitions. So, you could see the artist's oeuvre Muller.

Interest in the avant-garde, who is in the art of a very special place, not only in Russia but also worldwide emergency. Many things Museum. Bakhrushin constantly traveling to exhibitions in Spain, Italy and other European countries.

"We really want to have the greatest possible number of people saw this great work and feel the atmosphere of the avant-garde, festival, theater of the time", - informed director of exhibi ki.

In the hall of the gallery were submitted more than 120 original works of 47 artists who participated in the theatrical process. Their work was presented sketches of scenery and costumes, as well as some models. Here you can see the work of Vladimir Tatlin, Goncharova, Malevich and many others.

According to the author of the exhibition, George Love, purpose of the exhibition - to tell about how it all happened in the art of theater in these years. "The main task of artists of that period - to break the barrier between the stage box and the auditorium," - said Loew.

No accident that the title of the exhibition was attended by the word "vanguard". In the middle of the exhibition hall was a table, symbolizing the scenic area. At each corner were placed mannequins on which it was possible to see the reconstruction of the costumes play Tatlin "Zangezi. As conceived by artistic director of the exhibition, they represent actors tetra. And finally, around the entire constructs were the spectators - those who visited the exhibition.

However, this highlight of the imagination of the organizers was not limited. The hall was decorated Announcement posts in the center of which is television. Here, visitors of the exhibition was presented to film revival of "Victory over the Sun." This setting, shown a few times, became a legend of world theater. In 1970-80th years, he was even reconstructed by preserved drawings by Malevich.

"You could say that the theater continues. The play is dead, and remained sketches is.And today they have acquired a different aesthetic value. The exhibits, which tell us about what happened in the theatrical life of ancient times. It's like a shadow, which is inseparable from the source ", - said the author of the exhibition.

Interestingly, in August this year will be 250 years since the founding of the first professional theater in Russia. That date until the mark early, but his exhibition organizers "Elysium" a little closer theatrical feast.

Anastasia Kudinov

Maria Pavlikova

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