The third exhibition of #three_ project has opened in Underground Museum of the park.
Three paintings are presented at the exhibition: “Rimma the Seducer” (2008), “The Second Round” (2012), “Next to Tsereteli Painting” (2012). The multimedia part contains a gallery of works, archive footage and fragments of a documentary about the artist.
“Despite the super fame of Zurab Tsereteli brand, I assure you that visitors have never seen that kind of the artists’ work. After Vinogradov-Dubossarsky and Lentulov exhibitions, we decided to continue the cycle of “quick exhibitions” by the patriarch of Russian culture,” said Ivan Demidov, the director of Zaryadye park.
The artist’s grandson, Vasily Tsereteli, the Executive Director of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Vice President of the Russian Academy of Arts has visited the opening of the exhibition.
“Underground Museum is a beautiful and very cozy space that you don’t want to leave. The space was used in a completely new way, it was given a second life. Now the history in the form of a fragment of the Kitaygorodskaya wall and works of art combined with multimedia, complement each other. All of that works together in an unusual way, and artists reveal themselves differently,” said Vasily Tsereteli.
Today, the name of Zurab Tsereteli is primarily associated with sculpture, his monuments are erected from Moscow and Paris to New York and Arecibo (Puerto Rico). However, the main place in the work of the master has always been painting.
Tsereteli was born in Georgia, and the country’s folk and artistic culture became the basis of his work. Thanks to his uncle, the painter Georgy Nizharadze, Tseriteli was surrounded by artists from childhood, one of them was Lado Gudiashvili. At Tbilisi Academy of Arts, Tseriteli attended classes of recognized masters — Joseph Charlemagne and Vasily Shukhaev. In the mid 60s, Tsereteli went to Paris where he for 6 months attended workshops of the main modernists of the 20th century, including Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso.
The works of Zurab Tsereteli are difficult to place to one art movement, but his works demonstrate individual style. “I see everything in color,” he says, and these words can be considered as the key to understanding of his works.
The exhibition will work until 9 March. Details and tickets: https://www.zaryadyepark.ru/en/schedule/87631/
The cycle #three_ consists of short (2-3 weeks), successive exhibitions. Underground Museum has already shown works by Aristarkh Lentulov, as well as the duet works by Alexander Vinogradov and Vladimir Dubossarsky.