On October 6, the exhibition “Sympathetic Interactions” begins in Ivanovo within the framework of the contemporary art festival “The First Avant-garde Factory.” The exhibition will include more than 100 works by masters of Soviet unofficial art from the collection of the AZ Museum and by contemporary artists: Dmitry Krasnopevtsev, Mikhail Shemyakin, Oleg Tselkov, Francisco Infante, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, Timofey Radi and others. The curator of the project is the artist and art critic Alexander Dashevsky. The exhibition will last until January 15.
Natalia Opaleva, general director of the AZ Museum, says: “The new exhibition in Ivanovo is interesting primarily for its unexpected and bold dialogue with the Renaissance. Alexander Dashevsky, famous artist and curator of the project, immersed himself with great enthusiasm in the era of the great painters and scientists, in the era that gave rise to the “universal man”, a seeker, brave, who understands the world through experience and affirms that it is man who is the measure of all things. Humanism as a new worldview became the main distinctive feature of the Renaissance, which led to the creation of new genres in literature, music, painting and poetry. Many centuries have passed since then, but people still ask the same questions and try to find answers to them.”
Renaissance medicine inherited from ancient times the idea that all processes that occur in the body depend on the balance of four humoral substances: blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile. The humors within a person are a reflection of the elements that make up the cosmos: earth, fire, water and air. The viewer of the exhibition, like a Renaissance doctor, will follow the elemental fluids through the body of the patient universe.
The project is dedicated to the memory of AZ Museum researcher Sergei Solovyov, whose range of scientific and artistic interests spanned the Renaissance, avant-garde, unofficial art of the 60s and modernity. Originally from Ivanovo, he maintained close personal and professional ties with the city throughout his life.
We remind you that on September 20, the “Mimicry Systems” project, composed of three exhibitions, begins in the AZ/ART space. The first in the series will be the exhibition “The eye that sees, that sees everything and that does not see.” We talk in more detail about it and other important September exhibitions here.