Russian Art in Monaco
The Fifth Edition of Arternativelight – the annual Monaco show of art works by celebrities took place at L’Espace Chapiteau de Fontevieille from 22 nd to 26 th of September 2015. Among it’s many exhibits were: graphics by Robert Redford, cocktail table, designed by Brad Pitt, prints by Gregory Leon Baird, Fiona Ai’ Bubble, Michael Namingha, sculptures by Marcos Marin, Pari Ravan and others.
Following the theme of The Year of Russia in Monaco, Arternativelight presented abstract paintings by Anastasia Starovoitova from Moscow. Her works are filled with the enrgy of feeling, their multilayered deep colors reveal emotional state, and zest for life of contemporary people: hedonism; angst; emotional turmoil. While the symbiosis of energy and emotion first appeared in abstract works of the Russian avant-garde, artists of the last century, Anastasia continues their tradition – albeit in a less cold and academic way: her abstractions express our emotions and feelings.
Other works by Russian artists which featured in the show were: paintings by Marta Grigorieva, collage in an original technique called “pieces art” by Darya Usova, both residents of Monaco, and abstractions by Alexander Beridze from Paris.
At the centre of the Chapiteau was the bronze figure of a gymnast, sculpted by the British artist Eleanor Cardozo. Around the perimeter of the show, Ana Tzarev, an artist and gallerist from New York, displayed her portraits of Samurai warriors and series of birds paintings .
The exhibition opened with a charity Gala dinner and concert, featuring the opera diva, Carly Paoli – a special ambassador to UNICEF. Among the guests were Venonika Borovik, Top Secret publishing house, Moscow, Bruno Alberti, Chic Radio Monte Carlo, Dimitri, Prince of Yugoslavia, Urate Guraskaite, Editor-in-Chief of InStyle Russia, Malaysian investor and philantrpist Sir Francis Yeaoh Sock Ping, Gerard Spinelli, mayor of Beausoleil, Sabina Stevenson, Artis Foundation, art collector Paolo Sardi, gallerist Таtiana Yasinek from Milan, the president of Russian Culture Society in Monaco – Natalya Berioza, and a multitude of socialites of Monaco and the French Riviera.
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