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Exhibition 15 − April 30, 2019

New steppe

Curator: Kirill Alekseev


From 15 to 30 April in the Gostiny Dvor there will be an exhibition “New Steppe” of the participant of the 58th Venice Biennale, Zorikto Dorzhieva.
The exhibition project “New Steppe” will be demonstrated to the Moscow public for the first time, after which the artist’s works are sent to Italy for display at the Venice Biennale. The exhibition will include sculptures designed by the author specifically for the Biennale, as well as paintings from different periods of the artist's work.

“For the exhibition in Moscow, we will construct designs and decorations as close as possible to the Venetian project, which will allow the viewer, who does not have the opportunity this year to get to Venice, see and, I am sure, enjoy, the art of Zorikto in the capital of Russia,” said exhibition curator Kirill Alekseev .

The project “New Steppe” tells about migrations and transformations of various images and icons. The world appears as a kaleidoscope of plots and motifs of different periods of history.
The driving force of the exposition - the vector of the semantic direction - are nomad horsemen. They move in all directions of the world, as eternal emissaries of world cultural processes. This force appropriates any styles and artistic phenomena, crushes and destroys states and civilizations.
On the surface of their figures, the elite and the low, the traditional and the fleeting - any art that just existed on Earth merges into a shaman’s decorative carpet.

Zorikto Dorzhiev in this case acts as an interpreter of many motifs of world art. In his artistic stylist there is a place for Eastern ornamentation and western accuracy; he reproduces oriental forms in a European technical solution.
The artist models the figures as colored shadows, and the faces become a game of silhouettes on a glowing gold or white background. Painting Zorikto opens to the viewer the world like a revived carpet, iridescent with many decorative motifs. The space of his paintings demonstrates the texture of the surrounding reality, full of bright colors and complex outlines.
The artistic quality and silhouette decisions of the author the viewer feels when looking at a complex compositional pattern. The format and color decisions make his works bright totem signs, where the art of the author is to make the viewer an accomplice of the creative process.
The exhibition will include sculptures designed by the author specifically for the Biennale, as well as paintings from different periods of the artist's work.

The exhibition will be held on the first floor of the Gostiny Dvor building.
Free admission.