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14 June 2012 y.

Siberia as Asian artists can see it

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On June, 28 the III Krasnoyarsk International Music Festival of Asian-Pacific Region has started. The art exhibition «Universum Asia» which opened in the House of Artist has become the first event of the festival. The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the government, the cultural community of the city and the region, artists from Russia and Asia.
The exhibition "Universum Asia" has become the highest point of the project "International Art Plein Air." From 14 to 26, June Russian and foreign painters worked in the open air near the village of Shushenskoye of the Krasnoyarsk territory. They painted the views of rural settlements of the territory and the nature of Siberia, created wood and stone sculptures.
The exhibition presents more than sixty works. There are 20 professional painters who participate in the project. They are Toshio Kamada (Japan), Wang Chung (China), Gantsatsral Sukhbaatar (Mongolia), Fanven Kong (China), Song Suk-Hee (Korea), Hisataka Sasaki (Japan), Alexander Baranmaa (Tuva), Eugene Bolsoboev (Buryatia), Alexander Kobyltsov (Khakassia), and others. Among honored guests of the “International Art Plein Air” there is the Director of the Museum of Russian Art in Harbin Liu Min Xu (China) and the chief editor of the magazine "The Art of Korea" Lee Munch (Korea).
"For about two weeks we worked and lived together with painters from different Asian countries in the ethnographic museum in the place of Shusha. During this time we both worked successfully and shared experiences and discussed joint projects for the future", - said the chief editor of  “The Art of Korea” Lee Munch.
The participants of the project visited the Architectural and Ethnographic complex "Shushenskoye", the Minusinsk regional museum of local lore after N.M. Martianov, the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro-power station and the villages Lensk of the Shushenskoye area and Bugurtak of the Kuragino area.