The Great Silk Road
Russia – China – Slovakia – Germany
with unique HQ prints on canvas
Tour start: Lu Min Xiu Museum of Russian Culture, Harbin, China, July 2017
Project Initiators & Partners: The Creative Union of Artists of Russia; The Russian Academy of Arts (RAA); The Volga Region Department of RAA; Confucius institute of Far East Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia; European Center of Fine Arts, Bratislava, Slovakia; Chongqing City Art Committee, China; Lu Min Xiu Museum of Russian Culture, Harbin, China; SELECTED ARTISTS, Berlin, Germany
Simone Haack, Radu Belcin, Gabor A. Nagy, Alexander Timofeev, Alexander Tinei, Daniel Behrendt, Adam Bota, Astrid Brandt, Danja Akulin, Juan M. Pozo, Enda O´Donoghue, Juan Béjar, Konstantin Déry, Heiner Altmeppen, Flavia Pitis, Stepanek & Maslin, Maurizio L´Altrella, Per Morten Abrahamsen, René Holm, Alexander Zakharov, Josef Zlamal
European artists selected by Uwe Goldenstein & Arseny E. Steiner
The mission of the Yangtze-Volga-Danube Silk Road International Exhibition Project is to introduce principle tendencies in the contemporary art of Central Europe and Eastern Europe, Russia and China to the general public. The Project’s key objectives include, among others, expansion of contacts between the Russian Academy of Arts and modern art centers, museums and artists of European and Asian countries.
The Project commemorates John Amos Comenius, a great European Enlightenment personality of the 17th century and author of a famous encyclopedic educational book, The Visible World in Pictures, illustrating the then fundamental notions of the European Civilization. In line with Comenius’ method, the Silk Road traveling international exhibition is aimed to represent, by means of contemporary visual art, certain topical subjects of the 21st century which shape the global landscape of the modern world.
The Project initiators are guided by developments in the world of art which have happened over the past 15 years, the period characterized by landslide changes in sociopolitical and cultural realia of Eurasia. In the process of the change, the art which used to be first to detect political, economic and social developments at the turn of the century is often lagging behind the information stream in social networks, in terms of change detection quickness. The current arts development process is mapping out a topography of its own. In this context, the goal of the Silk Road International Exhibition is to present the new reality of the Eurasian continent as reflected by the visual arts of the European, Russian and Chinese cultures.
An Expert Committee is in charge of development of the exhibition thematic plans and selection of art objects. Onboard of the Expert Committee are representatives of the Russian Academy of Arts and the Creative Union of Artists of Russia including:
Konstantin V. Khudyakov, Merited Artist of the Russian Federation, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Arts; Chairman of the Volga Region Department of RAA; President of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia; Silk Road International Exhibition Project Leader;
Svetlana A. Kuznetsova, Deputy Chairperson in Charge of Creative Activities, the Volga Region Department of RAA;
Arseny E. Steiner, Art Critic; Silk Road International Exhibition Project Curator; Member of Association of Art Historians, Experts and Critics;
Sergei G. Denisov, Merited Artist of the Russian Federation; Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts;
Ivan V. Kolesnikov, Merited Artist of the Russian Federation; Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts.