MOSCOW, 11 Mar – RIA Novosti. The exhibition project of the artist Nikolai Koshelev “The Moon Pool. Archive”, which tells about the unrealized theatrical project of the fictional artist Alexander Zilverhof, has opened at the New Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val in Moscow, RIA Novosti reports.
“The project has been done for 6 years, during this time it was constantly cleaned, something was cut off from it, fell off. The project has a logical ending, and we really want to make a ballet production on this material,” Koshelev told reporters.
The hoax exhibition tells about the unrealized theatrical project of the fictional artist of the early twentieth century Alexander Zilverhof. According to the creators of the exhibition, the production was to be shown within the framework of Sergei Diaghilev's Russian Seasons. For the exhibition, the creators came up with a biography of the artist, his history.
According to the curator of the exhibition Sofia Kovaleva, the project is an attempt to rethink the tasks of contemporary painting. “The continuation of the methods and aesthetics of the Silver Age in contemporary art seems to us not only relevant, but very suitable for such a museum as the Tretyakov Gallery,” Kovaleva noted, adding that the author of the project does not claim to be the successor of the aesthetics of the Silver Age art.
The exposition begins with a layout of the theatrical stage and continues with sketches and sketches of the production. The main work of the exhibition, presented in the second hall, is the background curtain of the second act. Further in the exhibition you can see ceramic items: the fictional author, like the real one, was actively involved in ceramics, it could be used in the production.
The exhibition will run until April 18, the press service of the Tretyakov Gallery said. The author of the project, artist Nikolai Koshelev was born in 1987 in Moscow, graduated from the Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Art and Industry, then studied at the New York Academy of Arts.