On December 19, at 17:00 at the branch of the Museum of Urban Sculpture "Anikushin Workshop" will be opened the exhibition "When the tree becomes a stone". It presents reflections of modern sculptors about the time: about moment and eternal, about changes and constancy, about life cycles and personal attitude to watches.On December 19, at 17:00 at the branch of the Museum of Urban Sculpture "Anikushin Workshop" will be opened the exhibition "When the tree becomes a stone". It presents reflections of modern sculptors about the time: about moment and eternal, about changes and constancy, about life cycles and personal attitude to watches.
What does the time look like, how does it feel, is it possible to hear it? In the former workshop, an abstract concept of the time becomes a material form: motionless, like a stone, or rapid, like a river stream, leaving deep traces or barely noticeable - visitors will see fifty works from more than twenty authors. Some works are personal stories and memories of sculptors, others are a rethinking of bygone eras, and still, others are observing the passage of time, an attempt to understand its essence.
Some exhibits changes in front of our eyes: for example, in few months the sculpture of Vitaly Datchenko will become a pile of sand, the work of Lucas Arons will be covered with ice, and ivy will reach the top of the six-meter high metal statue of Lenin. "What are you looking forward to and how would you spend the 25th hour?" - visitors will be able to look from the outside at their own life, to think, how do they spend minutes and days, and decide whether is it possible (and whether is it necessary) to slow down the running of the time.
The museum will be also interactive zones where you can understand how sculptors transform materials, find out what inspires them, and complete game tasks. Excursions, art mediation, master classes, and creative meetings will be held for visitors.
Participants: Lukas Arons, Vladimir Andreev, Dmitry Andreev, Valery Bytka, Victor Grachev, Leonid Grolman, Vitaly Datchenko, EvgenyDukhovny, Oleg Zhenilenko, Oleg Zhogin, Dmitry Kaminker, Leonid Kolibaba, Kirill Kopylkov, Mikhail Kopylkov, Alexey Lebedev, GrigoryMolchanov, AlesyaMurlina, Tatiana Permyakova, Nikita Rotanov, Sergei Sorinsky, Antonina Fatkhullina, Ekaterina Chepak, Slava Shvetsov, and others.
The exhibition is open until November 2020.