On Friday, March 4, we open the exhibition “Portrait of happy people” - the second of the twelve, planned by Andrey Bartenev for 2016 under the “Year of Happiness” stamp. “Portrait of happy people” is one big installation, one big portrait, which, admittedly, turned out to be very many-sided. One part of it is a three-meter portrait of Andrei Bartenev by Zurab Tsereteli, the other is Katie Scheglova’s paintings, bright and always recognizable (see the title picture of the event). Another facet is the work of young artist Yulia Nechaeva, project manager of Yandex, drawing emoji on acrylic paints (graphic language, where combinations of pictures are used instead of words) - a set of several emoji can say more about a person than his image. Classical painting, fashion photography, ceramics, collages, costumes, objects, metal sculptures. The portraits depict artists, goths, top models, members of the royal family, young designers, Buddha, villagers of unknown villages. The works of mature artists and beginning authors reveal the main idea underlying the exhibition project: “Happiness is diversity, and a happy person is one who is able to accommodate this diversity in himself, accept it and enjoy it, without giving up anything” (Andrei Bartenev). Especially for the exhibition "Portrait of happy people," the famous sculptor Ernst Neizvestny wrote a poetic portrait: "A hanging portrait and no words, How wonderful is the portrait. What portrait? Her portrait. I do not - Here is my portrait.
Participants: Guzel Abdulina, Elena Aju, Vlad Aynet, Elena Aseeva, Maxim Antipov, Evgenia Barkova, Andrei Bartenev, Olga Baturina, Polina Bezrukova, Sergey Bespamyatnykh, Maria Binatyan, Anna Birstein, Sergey Bondarev, Vladimir Bordock, Oksana Butman, Vladislav Butsyk, Sveta Vikkers, Arseny Vlasov, Irina Voiteteva, Yulia Gvozdeva, Serge Golovach, Varvara Grankova, Asya Davydova, Maxim Demin, Anna Dmitrieva, Sasha Dobrinsky, Alex Doll, Ksenia Dranysh, Elena Drozdova, Olga Egorova, Irina Grigorieva, Masha Yevra, Alexandra Alexandra, Alexandra Drozdova, Olga Egorova, Irina Grigorieva, Masha Iv, Alexandra Dranysh, Elena Drozdova , Philip Ilyinsky, Timofey Karaffa-Korbut, Andrey Klimak, Evgeny Kozhevnikov, Anna Komyagina, Victor Korzhenevsky, Anna Korsakova, Ivan Korshunov, Nikolai Kostromitin, Oleg Korchagin, Anastasia Kuznetsova-Ruf, Pavel Levchuk, Yulia Makarova, Igor Maksimenko, Mikhail Mankevich, Yevgeny Milkyi, Ernst Elena Nemirovskaya Julia Nechayev, Inna Nebelyuk Veronika Nikolaeva, Igor Pankov, Olga Polesovschikova, Rayner Vera, Marina Rudenko Andrey Savelyev (Sawa), Anna Semykina, Timofey Smirnov Ruslan Solopeev, Ilona table, Tatiana Strelbitsky, Jan Strizhevskaya Alexander Takmazis, Alexandra Tumashova, Olga Tobreluts, Sasha Frolova, Zurab Tsereteli, Maria Chubarova, Ekaterina Shcheglova, Dasha Yastrebova and Ivan Pichugin, Meme Bebe, Sashel Coco, Panika Derevya, Alyosha Mordasha, Roza Po