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«In the Land of the Emerald Buddha» — Exhibitions Dedicated to Thailand to be held in 18 Russian Cities

«In the Land of the Emerald Buddha» — Exhibitions Dedicated to Thailand to be held in 18 Russian Cities


ASEAN Centre supports a high-scale project by the “Bureau of Creative Expeditions”, a series of exhibitions inspired by Thailand art and culture and presenting art works created by Russian artists during their visits to the country. The events entitled “In the Land of the Emerald Buddha” will be held in 18 Ural, Siberian and Far Eastern cities of Russia, with the final exhibition to be held in the State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow in 2022, the year of the 125th Anniversary of Russia-Thailand relations.

The first exhibition of the project was opened on June 24 in Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts by Vladimir Anisimov, President of the Bureau of Creative Expeditions, Academician at the Russian Academy of Arts. The visitors may see more than 100 paintings and sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli, President of the Russian Academy of Arts, and many other prominent Russian artists, members of the Russian Academy of Arts, such as: Rustam Yaushev, Nikolai Karazin, Georgy Poplavsky, Vladimir Anisimov, Marina Kabysh, Liudmila Yuga, People’s Artist of Russia Mr. Vitaly Popov, and many artists awarded the honorary Russian Federation government distinction of "Distinguished Artist of the Russian Federation": Ms. Irina Makoveeva, Mr. Nikolai Burtov, Ms. Olga Yausheva, Ms. Elena Nenastina. The works by some members of the Union of Artists, among whom are Svetlana Mogutina, Mikhail Stoyachko, Tatiana Obukhova and Anna Miloserdova, have also been chosen for the exhibition.

“If our works, inspired by the natural landscape of Thailand, the tenderheartedness and courtesy of its people, can resonate with people’s inner kindness and help sustain mutual sympathy and the spirit of cooperation between our nations, than, we’ll assume that the artists have attained their goals” – the artists explain.

The next city to host the project is Chelyabinsk (in August 2021), followed by Ekaterinburg, Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk, Barnaul, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Chita, Yakutsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Khabarovsk, and Vladivostok.

To read the report on the opening of the first exhibition in Nizhny Tagil, please visit the website of “The International Affairs” journal.