From October 23 to December 15, 2019, the multimedia exhibition “Cities in Motion” is taking place at two sites of Media Center. Four masters of urban landscape and architectural drawing from the USA, Uruguay and Russia present works created in trips around the world, and choose favorite world capitals for a digital animation experiment.
Multimedia part in Media Hall
Exhibition in the Exposition hall
Is it possible within a few minutes to move from quiet Tiber embankment to rapidly flying Kutuzovsky Prospekt, fill with the energy of bustling Manhattan and see Uferstrasse of the future? The project involves masters of urban landscape and architectural drawing — watercolorists Alvaro Castagnet from Uruguay and Thomas W. Schaller from the USA, Architect Sergey Kuznetsov, architect and graphic artist Sergey Choban who works both in Russia and Germany. All of them do not strive so much for the realistic reproduction, but for the transfer of their feelings and impressions of the urban environment.
The film is created by the Center for Digital Art ARTPLAY Media. For this section, each artist chose a city that he knows and loves; Sergey Kuznetsov — Moscow, Sergey Choban — Berlin, Thomas W. Schaller — Rome, Alvaro Castagnet — New York.
The personal expositions for the Exhibition Hall were designed by Planet 9 architectural bureau. They feature 66 paintings and a copy of the panel, created of 24 sheets of watercolor paper. At the exposition, one can see the works that became the basis for the film in Media Hall, the paintings created by the artists during their trips around the world as well as the works created specifically for the exhibition.
Tickets for the exhibition can be purchased on the website, via the mobile app and interactive terminals, and in the park ticket offices. Combined tickets for both parts of the exhibition with a discount are available only at the ticket office.
About the artists:
Watercolor painter. Born and raised in Montevideo (Uruguay), where he studied at the National School of Arts and University. Spent 20 years in Australia and is now a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute. Holder of international awards from the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society (USA) and Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial Award.
Chief Architect of Moscow (since 2012) and First Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow. Professor Emeritus of Moscow Architectural Institute, member of the Union of Architects of Russia, Union of Moscow Architects. Sergey is a multiple laureate of the Architecture in Perspective competition of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI), participated in the creation of the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin, and is a jury member of the ArchiGraphics of the Russian International Competition for Architectural Drawing.
Architect, head of the SPEECH bureau (Moscow) and Tchoban Voss Architekten (Berlin). Author of more than 40 buildings in Russia, Germany, Italy. Member of the Union of Architects of Russia and the Union of Russian Artists, the Association of German Architects (BDA), Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts. Founder of Tchoban Foundation. In 2019-2020 Sergey Choban is elected President of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI).
Thomas W. Schaller
Watercolor painter. Before devoting his life to watercolor painting, he spent 20 years doing architectural projects in New York. Honorary President of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI). Author of the bestselling books “Architecture in Watercolor”, “The Art of Architectural Drawing”, and “Architect of Light: Watercolor Paintings by a Master”. Holder of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize.