The first exhibition of the “Crosses” project was open Dec 15 in the detention center “Crosses” for prisoners and prison staff.
19.10.2012 – 11.11.2012
Meditation about virtue of solitude.
“Alexandra Fedorova has already shown to the St. Petersburg audience seriesof paintings devoted to architectural monuments and the ancient culture of the East in overall in the art galleries and in the spaces of scientific institutions. Current exhibition of a brave adventurer is the resultof her deepest interest in the culture of Buddhism: represented artworks were created in different periods of time and were based on different sources of inspiration. The artworks, that are on display in the Museum of Modern Art of SPSU (paintings on canvas and black-and-white photographs (bromine-silver print), depict ancient Buddhist monasteries,that were major educational centers of that time, and gain a very unique meaning in the space of the St.Petersburg State University.
A number of works is dedicated to the monastic universities of Ancient and Medieval India.Those represent two of the earliest cave monastery in Maharashtra: the Bhaja Caves and the KanheriCaves, as well as Nalanda University in Bihar and medieval monastery – university Ratnagiri inOrissa. Two paintings depict the ancient library at Angkor (Cambodia).
Three paintings form a unique series and depict sacred bronze figures from the collection ofAshmolean Museum (Oxford): Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and Kadam – a type of stupa, that was done by Master Atisa, who reintroducedpure Buddhism in Tibet.
The works by Alexandra Fedorova made with love, care and devoted attention show us a continuity of traditions and succession of universal memory outside the culture boundaries”. Andrey Khlobystin.
Art Club D137 supported by the administration and the Board of Trustees of the “Crosses” invites artists to participate in an unusual exhibition devoted to the “cross” – a unique architectural complex and events associated with the history of St. Petersburg and Russia. Contemporary art exhibition dedicated to the “Сross”, promises to be a great event in the public life and will be held in December this year.
The works proposed for the exhibition can be sent electronically to the address
The exhibition will be available to the public in areas with extensive involvement of the press and public relations. Will open the exhibition opening day with pre-show press, and will be organized by the public and the private sale of paintings, the proceeds of which will go to the artists and in favor of “the cross.”
Building “Crosses” in the space of the city and the nature (of the total of the Neva and the bird’s eye to the fragments, landscape variation)
Architecture “Crosses” (architect Tomishko), the plastic of the building and the light in his architecture
The symbolism of architecture “Crosses”
Russian history and the history of “Crosses” in different historical periods (imperial time, revolution, repression, war, “sharazhki”)
Historical figures associated with the “cross” (politicians, ministers of the tsarist government, revolutionaries, military, science and culture)
Legends “Crosses” (camera architect Lenka Panteleev, etc.)
Temple “Crosses” and his patron, Saint Alexander Nevsky
Psychological and spiritual aspects and images
Petersburg monuments related to the “cross”
Fantasies about the fate of the building and its appearance in the future
In any questions please contact the organizers of the exhibition:
Olga Osterberg (Art Club D-137)
Artem Magalashvili (curator)
The festival of contemporary art, “Napoleon, 12. Art Anfas. Art Practice” and the restaurant “Severianin” on June 7 made
the literary and musical evening, which sounded French music and poetry, and a well-known music critic and journalist Artem Troitsky shared their thoughts about the French culture and personality of Napoleon Bonaparte.