From 26th November 26 to 13th December 2021, the North Caucasus branch of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will present the exhibition "Artificial Review".
Over the past two years, Ossetia has been experiencing a tourist boom. The republic overnight turned from mainly transit tourism into a final destination; a goal to which travellers from different parts of Russia rush, dreaming of picturesque gorges, Vladikavkaz views, gastronomic and cultural pleasures. It is these guests of the republic, who in discovering Ossetia, open it for us as well. The genuine interest of tourists in the history, geography and customs of this little known territory, encourages us, its inhabitants, to fill in the gaps in our own knowledge and ideas about ourselves and the place where we were born and live.
Sightseeing guides, essays by local historians, guides, audio guides, it seems, are not enough to satisfy the information hunger caused by the tourist excitement. The exhibition "Artificial Review" responds to this and is a kind of guide to Ossetia, compiled according to the structure of the usual tourist guide. Sections of the exhibition, telling us about the history, nature, culture and people, are formed with works created at different times by both foreign and Russian contemporary artists about Ossetia and for Ossetia. A good guide is not only a reference book. The modern tourist has no shortage of information – the Internet is at hand.
"Artificial Review" offers not just a deep and entertaining knowledgeable immersion in the Ossetian republic, but also gives the viewer the opportunity to take advantage of the multi-focus optics that modern art has, revealing an alternative view of a number of familiar local customs and phenomena, in all their vivid originality and realism.
The exhibition presents works by:
Apandi Magomedov (Russia, Makhachkala)
Ibrahimkhalil Supyanov (Russia, Makhachkala)
Mikhail Gulin (Belarus, Minsk)
Stas Kharin (Russia, Vladikavkaz)
Brunivo Butarelli (Italy, Casa Maggiore)
Vladimir Migachev (Russia, Krasnodar)
Oleg Blyablyas (Russia, Kaliningrad)
Evgeny Ivanov (Russia, Vladikavkaz)
Matthew Corbin Bishop (Great Britain, London)
Alisa Gokoeva (Russia, Vladikavkaz)
Sergey Gorshkov (Russia, Voronezh)
Mikhail Pavlyukevich (Russia, Perm)
Olga Subbotina (Russia, Perm)
Kazbek Tedeev (Russia, Vladikavkaz)
Paul Critchley (Great Britain, London)
together with fragments from the projects of the North Caucasus branch of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts "Z.A.G.S. Zariskovki; Animation, Highlanders, Wedding" and "Own the Caucasus!"
Project organizers: North Caucasus branch of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (NCCA Vladikavkaz)