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Grandmothers Can: "Klavdia Semyonovna’s Exhibition” Opened in Zaryadye

16 August 2019
On August 15, the park turned into a creative center of the Moscow Longevity project participants. The opening of the bold and unusual art project was celebrated with original tours, concert program and the record of Russia.


The opening of the "Klavdia Semyonovna’s Exhibition” was held at Media Center, where the joint works of the Moscow Longevity program participants and six contemporary artists are presented. Pavel Trekhleb, the director of the park, congratulated the participants on the start of the art project.
It is worth seeing! hippopotamus” style paintings, graffiti, neoclassical works were created by older Muscovites under the guidance of project curators Rostan Tavasiev, Misha Most, Konstantin Totibadze, Roman Ermakov, Pyotr Bystrov, and Igor Mukhin.


Klavdia Semyonovna is a collective image of the Moscow Longevity participants, the majority of which (85%) are women of 55–75 years. 13 thousand of older generation Muscovites are regularly attending classes on Painting and Applied art, which attract both professionals and amateurs who discovered their creative abilities only at the “silver” age.

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Among the participants of the art project "Klavdia Semyonovna’s Exhibition” there are theater artists, illustrators, cartoonists, architects, fashion designers, needlewomen, photographers, interior designers, artists of Mosfilm studio, operator of Gorky Film Studio, professional ballet dancer. In the art project, there are 25 participants with higher art education, 6 members of the Union of Artists, 1 Honored Artist of Russia, 5 participants of international exhibitions, 36 participants in regional exhibitions, 15 male artists, 9 teachers.

The exhibition includes more than 100 paintings, photographs, graffiti and art installations. For the exhibition preparation, they used 353 cans of paint, 160 brushes, 91 canvas, 82 palettes, 65 soft toys, 2 mannequins, 2400 building brackets, 11 hammers and 50 sheets of sandpaper.

At the exhibition opening, the curators along with members of their teams conducted original tours. At that time, guests of the park were setting the world record in the Large Amphitheater. The massive plein air gathered 537 people. The participants depicted on ceramic plates a picturesque view of Moscow, which opens only from Zaryadye.


Jazz bands, vocalist Eteri Beriashvili and art project The Tenors of the 21st Century performed on the stage of Large Amphitheater. There are still three days of lectures, concerts and interactive events ahead. You can find the schedule here:

"Klavdia Semyonovna’s Exhibition” is open in the Exhibition Hall of Media Center until September 9. The admission is free.
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