NY gallery channels Sochi excitement with Russian art contest
NEW YORK: Erarta Galleries New York is hosting an exhibition of contemporary Russian artworks in the spirit of Sochi Winter 2014 Olympic games. The “Olympic Selection” includes works by Aleksandr Korolev, Andrey Chezhin, Vladimir Aksenov, Anatoly Basin and Aleksandr Podobed. “Each provides an artistic, painterly tangent parallel to the energetic momentum of the Olympic games,” says a press release issued by the gallery.
This year the slogan for the Sochi Olympics is tailored to encompass the international spirit of the games. HOT. COOL. ERARTA ART. YOURS. showcases an alluring perspective of the artistic culture of contemporary Russia at a time of international exposure promoted by the Sochi Olympic Games.
Opening on February 5, 2014, two days before the torch-lighting ceremony, Erarta Galleries’ exhibition will celebrate with an event of Olympic-size creative energy, sponsored by Russian cultural affiliates. Gallery participants are invited to take part as spectators and judges. Visitors will be encouraged to award Bronze, Silver and Gold “medals” to Erarta’s Olympic paintings, ranking them similarly to the games taking place in Russia.
“The confluence of visual culture and Sochi Olympic momentum aims to invigorate and inspire New York with a fresh perspective of contemporary Russian culture,” says the gallery’s press release. “Sochi 2014 is the year for Russian Olympic events, and the year for contemporary Russian art to compete for and bring home the gold.”
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