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Moscow: “Christmas Gift Show 2019”
December 12, 2019 - January 15, 2020
CHRISTMAS GIFT SHOW 2019
ASKERI GALLERY presents the first group exhibition Christmas Gift Show 2019, which will open on December 12. The exhibition will include landmark works by Russian and foreign artists, showcasing the main trends in contemporary art.
As part of the Christmas Gift Show 2019, a Russian presentation of the artwork “AGGREGATION17 – SE066 (Star 22)” by South Korean artist Kwang Young Chun will be held. Polina Askeri-Belotserkovskay continues to show the culture and history of South Korea. The new installation in bright red color from the “Aggregations” series is made in recognizable artist’s technique using a variety of boxes wrapped in special Hanji paper. After the premiere at the international fair ART021 in Shanghai, the artwork will be exhibited for the first time in the gallery space in Moscow.
The special art show will feature portraits of fantastic clay creatures of an American artist Peter Opheim, supplemented by exclusive mini-sculptures of fictional characters in gift boxes. The graphic artworks of Romain Froquet, designed in pastel colors with bright accents, continue the series presented at the Cosmoscow 2019 international art fair. Together with voluminous art pieces by Gleb Skubachevsky, they show the current trends of modern abstract art.
A selection of ceramic sculptures of South Korean artist Jae Yong Kim in the form of sweet glazed donuts in different colors is responsible for the festive atmosphere at ASKERI GALLERY. These artworks are symbols of the American consumer society, reaching its zenith during Christmas time. Glossy gold, snow-white sugar coating with blue snowflakes or a complex dot pattern – any of them will be a great example of pop art in the collection.
The paintings of Russian artists Pavel Polanski and Daria Kotlyarova allow viewers to take a different point of views at the studies of the reality and problems of the new society, nostalgic for Soviet times. From one side, they consciously idealize our past, and from another, they receive unexpectedly ironic alternative developments in the discovery of Arctic.
At the exhibition, visitors will see the beauty of the polar ice in the work of Anne De Carbuccia, dedicated to the distant corners of our planet. Known for her active position in the field of ecology and the environment protection, the artist creates special temporary installations from elements of local nature, flora and fauna: stones, sea shells, plants, fragments of melting ice, animals or their remains – and takes unique photos. The hourglass and skull act as permanent attributes in the compositions, as symbols of transience and the existential problems of being. The issues raised by Anne De Carbuccia became especially relevant in 2019 and were touched upon by world leaders at the UN Climate Summit.