PEACE AND JOY
Saint-Petersburg, Manege Central Exhibition Hall
The exhibition presents works by more than a hundred Russian artists. Arkhip Kuindzhi, Karl Bryullov, Ivan Shishkin. Their works are united by the fact that they are not about tragedies and dramas, but about simple quiet joys, the charm of nature and the beauty of cities.
This is reflected in the architecture of the exposition as well, which is designed as neutrally as possible in order to enhance the general mood of the exposition. We recreated the image of a classical museum on two floors of Manege, but in the form of a model, in order to emphasise the symbolism of the trick. So, the space seems to turn into an imaginary museum of peace and joy. The main colour chosen is warm grey, serene and as if enveloping the paintings.
Above the heads of visitors stretches an installation of the sky with clouds and the Moon, the engravings being the inspiration for which. A swing hangs from the ceiling, which allows everyone to feel carefree and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
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Curator: Semyon Mikhailovsky
Coordinator: Svetlana Zenina
Composer: Anton Batagov
Architects: Agniya Sterligova, Nadezhda Egereva
Photo: Alexander Sharov