Northern lights and legends’ heroes shown in Moscow

Northern lights and legends’ heroes shown in Moscow

June 04, 2022

The exhibition The Northern Peoples’ Graphics has been opened at the National Economy Achievements Exhibition.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. It’s possible to see the northern lights, to get acquainted with the legends’ heroes and to fall in love with the endless snow expanses of the Russian North in Moscow in June. The unique project brought together the original works of young and honored artists and presents them to the general public.

The entrance is free. You can view the exhibition on free sightseeing tours.

The best Northern, Siberian and the Far Eastern graphic artists’ works are presented at one site for the first time. The artists tell about the native land and ancestors’ culture’s sacred elements in their works.

The North is a vast herd of deer and seas full of fish. Dozens of peoples have formed unique worlds in a cold climate. Why did the fish-dogs decide to drown Kutkha? Why did the most sullen Chukchi get Peliken? Legendary heroes and mythical creatures come alive at the exhibition. The famous Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov and the honored artist Dashi Namdakov’s works have met at one site.

Lectures, open lessons and master classes will be held at different sites of the capital within the project The Northern Peoples’ Graphics. The Foundation Art of the Nations organizes a lectures series about Yakuts, Evenks and other peoples’ traditions and legends.

There will be a series of master classes for both adults and the youngest artists in the foundation Art of the Nations’ gallery in June. Viewers will have a unique opportunity to see the process of creating linocuts by artists who came to Moscow from different cities  from Vladivostok to Murmansk especially for this purpose.Participants will learn about the graphics and the linocut’s technique and create their own masterpieces.

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Text: Ekaterina Maksimova

June 04, 2022

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