VI Tashkent international Biennale area the artist and the spectator

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“The theme of the Biennale: “Contemporary art: the territory of the artist and society” was prompted by the social – the political situation in the modern world, – told in interview with the Director of the VI Tashkent international Biennale art Sardor Babayev. – The artist, as a part of the society, also take a direct part in the processes. Therefore, in the framework of the Biennale we are exploring with our participants, as well as and to the audience questions about what role of the artist in the social processes of modernity, reflecting the realities of life in his creativity, what is its place, the degree of responsibility and influence on the society, etc. Therefore, in my look, the Biennale this year covers a wide range of issues, such as in artistic and technical plan, and in the concept. On this, actually, and was based selection of participants of the 500 copyright works and, proceeding from the specificity of the of this subject, the current the Biennale has included a large number of special projects”. In the first day of the VI Tashkent international Biennale opened three exhibitions in the youth creativity Palace. The first exhibition – from-Home Faberge “Style” that I” presented a collection of seven stories. Imaginatively designed in such kinds of art, as painting, graphics, art photography and installation, they were devoted to the life of Carl Faberge, his works. Special attention of the audience among the exhibits attracted by the composition of the Uzbek artist – florist Ruben Sahakian, designed in the form of eggs, “walking on the world”, as well as a large eggs, decorated with lilies and orchids. The curator of the VI Tashkent international Biennale Gayane Умерова noted: “the Exhibition “the World of Faberge”, which we renamed in the framework of the present Exhibitions in “Style ” that I”, already that was shown in London and has a special value, since focuses on the European topics, namely – the theme of perception works of Faberge, as well as their role in the life of his contemporaries, and from the point of view of the artists various countries of the world. And we decided to add here a note of sound and with the Uzbek artists as one of the examples of interactive the implementation of the international projects “. In addition, in the Palace of creativity youth were also held exhibition works of the classic of the world painting of Joan Miro and modern the Spanish impressionist Louis Амэре, Martin Karol, Jorge Nunez and the personal exhibition of the artist – photographer Igor Vishnyakova, one of the well-known American masters of Russian origin, working in the direction of “underground”. This special project devoted to the “The silver age”, demonstrated the creative youth of Uzbekistan one of the examples of contamination technology painting and traditional method of manual processing of photos. October 24, in the framework of the VI exhibitions in the Gallery of fine art of Uzbekistan opened an exposition “Aesthetics hedonism: Food, Body, Spirit”, “the Central Asian pavilion” and “Severe style Otto Dix”. In the exposition of the “Aesthetics of hedonism: Food, Body, Spirit” show the work of 26 artists of Uzbekistan, Russia, France, England and Indonesia. As it was noted at the opening ceremony of the exhibition, the objective of this project is the identification of the artist’s attitude to the ethical and aesthetic problems of hedonism, which was expressed through painting, arts pictures, sculptures, installations and video art, many of the works amaze the audience for its originality and surprise copyright embodiment of the idea. This clearly felt, the position of the authors sometimes diametrically opposed one the other in respect of the philosophy of hedonism. Some – as if filled with solar joy of the earth
pleasure, and praise the beauty of the human body (triptych M. Isanova, “Heavenly temptation” And. Ikramdjanov, sculpture “Maturity” In. Urakov, triptych With. Djabbarova, “Antigone” And. Golovin (Russia), still life With. Максютина (Russia) and etc.); the other is fraught with deep question about the fragility of and elusive moments of existence (the installation of “the Reincarnation of the ” Mr.. Rasulov and “lasts longer than century MiG” Etc. Розыкова, etc.). A number of works as if offers the viewer to think of the temptation to yield to the power of worldly goods and pleasures photo series (sh. ‘s and And. Salimjanova, “The tragedy of being” N. Sharafkhojaeva, video-art e. Музаффаровой, etc.). The exposition of the “Severe style Otto Dix” shows graphic works of the famous German artists of the XX C., which summarized the Director of the Goethe-Institute in Tashkent Dr. Johannes Dahl: “the Art of the Otto Dix was formed by means of his personal experiences during the Second world war. When creating a work for him has always been important truth. “There are things, “quoted Otto Dix Th. Dahl, which do not need comments. Act is more important for me than to talk, so I am rather of all people, who sees, and not philosophizing”. Their works, – noted Th. The distance, the artist does not only recalls the events of the Second world war, but they are serious warning to the people of our time and farewell to save the world.” At the exhibition “Central Asia salon” demonstrated their works the artists of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan, Dagestan, Turkey, Iran. Here, in particular, were presented video art, photography and painting, dedicated to the Eastern culture. About the stages of the preparation of this exposure its curator – art critic from the UK Sarah Reza said, “We know that such Biennale of all countries Central Asia will be held only in Uzbekistan, so carefully prepared to this exhibition. In spite of the the suggested name, we decided to “connect” to the number of artists and authors from other countries, because of their work one way or another connected with Uzbekistan. In his works, in the particular, they turn to the ancient Uzbek architecture, the history of the country, its national traditions and aesthetics. And presented at the exhibition video arts built on the ratio of social conditions and processes in the Central and other nearby countries. Our project interesting the fact that it is parallel with the film forum in the framework of the Art week Art Week Style.uz-2011. And representing 7 видеоартов, we have a unique opportunity to establish professional co-operation and with кинодеятелями of different countries. This is an excellent opportunity for creative interaction”. The best works of fine and applied art of Uzbekistan were demonstrated in the National hall (CEH), where there were presented more than 200 works by 70 artists from all regions of the country – painting and graphic art, installations, video art, art composition, ceramics, glass and wood. Various interpretations of the Central themes of the Biennale this year: “Contemporary art: the territory of the artist and society” in the painting presented modern authors And. Tires, P. Annenkov, And. Tyurin, N. Pak, T. Rakhmetov, And. Sandler, M. Rozhkova, A. Rakhmatullaev, P. Bobodjanov, Etc. Mamedova and others. “The first time I am participating in the Biennale” said in an interview with artist Inna Sandler, ” and specially prepared for this their work, which has United in the triptych entitled “The point of bifurcation. This term means the critical state of any system, the defining moment of choice, since we have in the life of almost every day there is such a moment, and the scale of this choice for everybody. And therefore, this topic seemed to me very relevant to today’s day”. Separate cycle in sections of the National pavilion were presented by the well-known Samarkand the abstract artist Andrei Krikisa: “This “retro page” we specifically included in our exposition, – explained L. Мирзабаева – the curator of the National pavilion. – It is dedicated to the works of one of the most prominent representatives of the avant-garde directions in the art of Uzbekistan the end of the XX century. – Andrei Крикиса. Unfortunately, he is no longer with us, but his work remains inimitable and recognizable surprising the spectator force of artistic skill in deep reflection of thoughts and feelings. His works, without doubt, ” masterpieces of conceptual art”. Cheerful perception of life reflects the exhibition the installation of “Revival” M. Hamburg, consisting of many multi-colored butterflies, as well as the work of the Chairman of the national Association of florists of Uzbekistan, which together with the artist-Potter Anush Avagyan presented the exhibition “the Circle and the Square”, showing a lifetime the familiar images and objects in the new interpretation of interaction forms, textures and volumes of ceramics with a diverse palette of Floristics. Here, in the National pavilion, demonstrated the famous German artist Frank Роделя and the cycle of works of the artist from Saint-Petersburg (E. Потякиной “Pushkin and”. Exhibition “Uzbekistan – our common home”, which opened in these days in the State Museum of arts of Uzbekistan, dedicated to the 90 – anniversary from birthday of the famous painter, honored worker of arts of Uzbekistan Yusuf Elizarov (1920 – 1974). Its organizers – the Ministry on Affairs of culture and sports of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Fund “Forum”, the Academy of arts of Uzbekistan with the assistance of the the Jewish Diaspora Mr. Tashkent and the Embassy of Israel in Uzbekistan. In the opening ceremony of the exhibition took part Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel in Uzbekistan Mr. Хилель Newman. Strengthening of interethnic consent and tolerance is one of the main priorities of the state policy of Uzbekistan. At the exhibition were presents the best works of painting, products people’s applied art, and Antiques life, created by the authors of Jewish origin. In different times they lived and worked in Uzbekistan, which has become for; their second Motherland. A special place in the exposition of take paintings, created by the well-known masters of a brush – A. Гольдрей, M. Калонтаров, And. Лизак, And. Rubin, L. Reznikov, A. Viner, D. Zilberman, Reznikov And. etc. Devoting the creativity is the glorification of blessed land of Uzbekistan and its hospitable multinational the people, the works of these authors included in history of the Uzbek art, leaving to him a brilliant mark. “A group portrait of the artists of Uzbekistan”, created by the artist Yu. Елизаровым in 1957, became the Central centerpiece of the exhibition. Its characters such well-known figures, as Oybek, Yu. Rajabi, Para. Ben’kov, Have. Tansykbaev, M. Turgunbaeva, X. Nasyrov, Tamara Khanum, With. Yudakov, etc. The Tashkent House of photography in the days of the the Biennale was held the international Vernissage “100 years of the Tokyo”, where were shown the work of the 40 well-known Japanese photographers. Its organizers are the Fund “Forum”, the Japanese Institute of the photographic industry and the Academy of arts of Uzbekistan. In the ceremony of the opening of the exhibition took part’affaires in the Affairs of the Embassy of Japan in Uzbekistan Mr. Саторо Takahashi and Executive Director of the Japan Institute of the photographic industry Mr. Hiroshi Yano. As noted speakers, the exhibition, timed to the 10th anniversary of the work of photo studios, the Japanese Institute of the photographic industry, was held in 20 countries in Europe and the Middle East. For the first time among the CIS countries, this exhibition is shown in Uzbekistan, the following paragraph – g. Saint-Petersburg (Russia). In the exposition of the exhibition, devoted to the 100-anniversary of Tokyo, includes many works of the best Japanese photographers, depicting the history of the city, its present day. Exhibited at the exhibition of the photographs were devoted to the the history of formation of the Japanese capital in different years – from the beginning of XX century to the present day. At the International caravanserai of culture of Ikuo Hirayama the attention of the audience was attracted project “Jug as a form of spatial thoughts” of Elena Komarova – the teacher of the The national Institute of arts and design them. To. Behzad. According to the concept, the pot in a given exposure is considered not only from a practical point of his destination and application, but also as a sacred symbol or a favourable sign in cults and rituals of various faiths. In particular, the shape of the jug served as an embodiment of the source prosperity, as well as the storage of different kinds of values or the treasure. Several dozens of jars and other pottery the products were placed on different levels along the perimeter of the hall. It is noteworthy that in the course of the opening ceremony of the exhibition acquired interactive: visitors asked to write down on paper their philosophical understanding the form of a jug and ideas, after which the audience was lowered their the sheets in like a pitcher. By tradition, on the last day of work were summed up the results of the VI Tashkent international Biennale, the winners of the were awarded prizes and diplomas. The awardees include: Akbar Khakimov (Uzbekistan) – for an original concept of project “Aesthetics of hedonism: Food, Body, Spirit”; Taus Макатчева (Russia) – for the realization of the relevant theme in the art – project “Astrakhan”; Oksana Chepelik (Ukraine) the original use of modern technologies – project “Genesis”; Babur Ismailov (Uzbekistan) for a vivid embodiment of national traditions in the art; Jorge Онтиверос (Spain) – for the best curatorial project. From the administration of the Biennale special diploma “For contribution in the development of the fine arts of Uzbekistan: draft “The way the artist. From paradox to the truth” was awarded to Lyudmila Kodzaeva (Uzbekistan). Diplomas of the International Confederation of unions of artists received: Ruben Sahakyan (Uzbekistan) Carlos Casas (Spain) Shuhrat Abdumalikov (Uzbekistan) Frank Rodel (Germany) Igor Vishnyakov (Great Britain) Sergey Максютин (Russia) Marina Borodina (Uzbekistan) Mohinur Максумова (Uzbekistan) Inna Sandler (Uzbekistan) Mohammed Ali Mahmud Nasser (Egypt) Pak Drank Hun (South Korea) Prize-winning places were distributed as follows: Third place: Christian Rupp project “Featured Sponsor” (Austria) Second place: by Diyor Razykov (Uzbekistan) the project “Mechanism” (Uzbekistan) First place: the Sarah Рэза “Central – asian salon 2011″ (great Britain) Grand Prix, in the unanimous the opinion of the the jury, was awarded the Faizullah Ahmadaliev (Uzbekistan) for the work of the “Pearl of the ancient Bukhara”. In conclusion of solemn the ceremony Chairman of the international the jury Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Confederation of unions of artists masut fatkhulin noted: “Biennale – this is a really bright event in the cultural life of not only Of Uzbekistan. It is of great importance and in the world space, since encompasses a large number of foreign participants, especially creative young people and guests. And this, in turn demonstrates the most a complete picture of the contemporary art of the process. We have the opportunity to watch the creative search young artists, their experiments. That is why the theme of hedonism, which is declared in this project, very relevant and interesting, because is the discussion from time immemorial. And so today she gives great food for philosophical reflection as artists, and viewers, identifies a wide range of opinions and the position of the aesthetics of hedonism. And, on the basis of the high level of the declared mainstreaming, in my opinion, and the work presented in this the project to meet the highest samples of world art.”

Shamuhamedova Dinara

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