PRESS RELEASE TO THE "ART SQUARE" EXHIBIYION
JUNE, 15 - JULY, 15
On June 15 on Thursday at 18:30 ZERO LINE invites all to opening of a new exhibition under the name "ART SQUARE"
Like the French Montmartre the Tashkent square or as it still call "Broadway", became the place of the center of artists who for a moderate payment can execute a portrait, a cartoon, a caricature; here too it is possible to get still lifes, landscapes, images of architectural sights, animalistic pictures from dealers. Artists of so-called "Broadway" don't apply for international recognition, the academic medals and high ranks though often their technical skill not strongly concedes to academicians, they – in the majority, the people who got professional art education. Their task – to satisfy tastes of the inhabitant: in works there is no deep ideological component, they have to decorate the dwelling of the mass consumer or to become a souvenir for foreign. Often artists of "Broadway" in large quantities copy the famous pictures (for example, V. Vereshchagin's pictures which you won't see in STATE MUSEUM OF ARTS exposition today, or P. Benkov).
The Broadway is that place where the city culture and taste of the simple inhabitant is formed.
Task of organizers of an exhibition – to try to define where border between so-called "high" art and a kitsch in the conditions of our reality in which works of some famous painters can be presented at the same time in all range of the art environment of the country: from STATE MUSEUM OF ARTS (within the personal exhibition) to the square. In such situation there is a question: whether there is in general this border and if yes, that who has to designate it? How to the viewer who isn't tempted in the theory of arts to distinguish profanny from sacral? How to make a right choice?
At an exhibition "ART SQUARE" works of some painters of "Broadway", the brightest representatives, Bakhtiyar Rasulov, Gennady Kan, Evgeny Kravchenko are presented.
Also the viewer will see works of Rustam Bazarov who, worked about 10 years at the square. Being in the thick of city culture, creating fast custom portraits, cartoons, caricatures, this artist could observe the most various types of city dwellers and experience fully the atmosphere and a condition of the city street and to express it in the creativity. But at the same time, Rustam Bazarov's works were never exhibited at STATE MUSEUM OF ARTS.
Residents of Tashkent know that they on this street sell not only painting, but also old books, medals, figurines, coins. All this settling down on the earth, represents a mini-flea market where valuable and significant things coexist with ordinary stuff. This condition of confusion and a mash it is recreated at an exhibition by means of total installation which authors are Raphael Enaliyev and Anna Chudinova.
ZERO LINE asks a set of questions, answers to which can not appear during the exhibition, but their statement is the main task of organizers and a subject of the forthcoming discourse.
Opening: Thursday, June 15, 18.30
The exhibition will last from June 15 to July 15, 2017.