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29 June 2012 y.

Lotus installation and photos of China in faces

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Krasnoyarsk Cultural Historical Museum Complex will present a series of art projects and photography by contemporary artists from Korea, China and Switzerland at the III Krasnoyarsk International Music Festival of Asian-Pacific region.

On the green lawn of the Krasnoyarsk Museum Complex (1 Mira Square, near  K. Marxa St.) 29 June, 2012 at 23.00 the opening of the public art project Red Lotus will take place, author is the  artist from Korea Choi Jeong-Hwa. A kinetic red and black lotus will grow on Mira Square. Lotus is a sacred flower in Eastern culture - in particular, because it, being born in the marsh mud, appears on the surface of the water absolutely clean. So a person can keep mental clarity and purity, going through all the difficulties of life. The author of the projects Choi Jeong-Hwa - the famous Korean artist working in the field of public art and design, his personal exhibitions were held in almost all major cities around the world (London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney, New York, etc.), he participated in the International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Australia, Japan, Britain, Ukraine and other countries. In Russia, his works will be presented for the first time that is why it is important that the opening of the art project by this artist will be held in Krasnoyarsk during the III International Music Festival of Asian-Pacific region.
The exhibition Forward to Hong Kong! will be held on 29 June 2012 at 18:00 in Krasnoyarsk Cultural Historical Museum Complex (1 Mira St.). The Chinese photographer Almond Chu will present to Krasnoyarsk the works by ten authors from Hong Kong, which interpret in different ways the complex problems of the huge Megalopolis.  There will be works by Leung Chi Wo, Patrick Lee, Keung So Hing, Wong WO-BIK, Dustin Shum, Ki Wong, John Fung, Simon Go. The works can be divided into 4 categories: Nostalgia, Exotica, Schizophrenia and Imaginary. By means of photography, the participants in their own way try to resist the imposed social, political and urban conditions of the World economy and countless mistakes of the local political administration.
China in Faces is the photo exhibition that presents 50 color portraits of Chinese people of all ages and professions. All 'models' live in the same village, which is far from big centers. Portraits are made so realistic that visitors of the exhibition fall into the Chinese hinterland, where they meet with the ancient culture of this amazing country. An author is the Swiss photographer Pierre-William Henry, who is fond of Siberia and wants to share his photo experiments with Siberian audience. For the twentieth year he’s arrived in Krasnoyarsk and brings all kinds of exhibitions, trying to present to Siberians his fellow countrymen - Swiss. Pierre-William Henry will arrive in our city for 12th time. Many Krasnoyarsk citizens know him for his photo projects which he presented in the Artist’s house and Krasnoyarsk Museum Complex in Krasnoyarsk.