AZIMUT Hotels has developed the “AZIMUT ART” program, designed to discover new names and bring contemporary art beyond the museum halls and the biennale.
The purpose of the program is to create points of attraction outside of Moscow, to interact with the viewer, rethinking the historical heritage of a particular region, to emphasize the uniqueness of the territory, introducing new contexts and artistic expressions into it.
On the territory of AZIMUT Park Hotel Pereslavl there are 4 art objects of famous Russian authors.
Dmitry Aske, 2021
A female figure holding a yellow ring — a reference to the symbol of the sun, the Golden Ring of Russia and the feminine. The image was based on ancient stone women and an avant-garde image of a peasant woman from one of Kazimir Malevich's paintings. The sculpture was conceived by the author as a kind of amulet of this space, which is located on the route of the Golden Ring. It also reminds viewers of the connection between times and our rich cultural heritage.
Dmitri Aske — one of the most famous Russian "street wave" artists.
He creates paintings in his own author's technique of plywood mosaic relief, large-scale sculptures, murals and panels, and also collaborates with major brands, acts as a curator and lectures on street art.
Dmitry's works can be seen in public spaces in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Tula, Vladivostok and other cities. One of the most significant of these works can be considered a panel in the lobby of the Leningradsky railway station in the capital.
Architectural bureau «Buro Chekharda», 2021
Giraffeweb&rdash; This is a huge crocheted play net supported by naturally shaped inverted trees. The trees were taken out of the forest and brought here to make a real art object. Each tree is unique and inimitable. Take a closer look and you will see how perfect and beautiful natural forms are!
High long "legs" give the object a resemblance to a herd of giraffes approaching a watering hole. Someone will see a web in it, spread among the branches of trees. Or maybe it's the revived spirits of the forest, who finally gathered to dine?
Architects from the Leapfrog Bureau created an indirect and unsaid image, so everyone can see something of their own in it. Give free rein to your imagination, and an amazing world will open before you, boundless, like the fantasy of a child.
Architectural bureau «Bureau Chekharda» creates unusual playgrounds and spaces for children at the intersection of architecture and art, which have a pronounced artistic value.
The founders of the Bureau — Russian architects Daria Bychkova and Maria Pomelova. Graduated from the Moscow Architectural Academy, members of the Moscow Union of Artists. At the beginning of their creative activity, Maria and Daria were engaged in the design of large architectural objects in various bureaus in Russia and abroad. After the birth of the children, they became interested in the aspect of the child in the city and began to develop the theme of the children's urban environment. This is how Leapfrog Bureau appeared.
For a long time, playgrounds made of natural materials were the bureau's favorite. Many iconic art objects are created as sculptures from logs — according to the classical canons of the genre, but using the natural curvature of trees. Beautiful laconic objects are obtained, as if fashioned from a single piece of material.
In other works, the ability of the architects of the Leapfrog Bureau to pass any essence through artistic vision, to rethink what is understandable, to change people's perception of what seems to be known to them.
Unlike most architectural bureaus, in Leapfrog not only design but produce and mount game elements, which allows you to quickly see the result of the work. Since 2016, more than 45 projects have been designed and implemented in 20 cities of Russia and abroad. Projects that surprise, amaze, become a point of attraction. Which are pulled out of the ordinary and allow you to look at the world from a different angle.
«NKS STUDIO» Nikolai Koshelev/Roman Tverdokhlebov/Ayoki/Nikita Green, 2021
"In those days, when only the Guardians of the Elements lived on earth, after a heavy rain, a rainbow formed in the sky, which shimmered with all colors and shades.
The Guardians of the Elements, who had never seen anything like it before, were delighted with this spectacle. They began to flock from all over the Earth – everyone dreamed of sitting on the mother-of-pearl bridge. The keepers pushed and scolded, and then they all sat down together on the rainbow and sang in unison. The rainbow, unable to withstand such gravity, collapsed to the ground and crumbled into many multi-colored fragments.
The Immortal Guardians saw a fantastic multi-colored rain, each fallen particle of which turned into a divine orchid.
Nikolay Koshelev was born in 1987 in Moscow. The basis of Koshelev's work is the study of monumental art at the Moscow Academy, which included rigorous training in Russian and Italian frescoes, mosaics and large-scale sculpture. These traditional foundations, however, dovetail with Nikolai's later studies at the New York Academy of Art and his past life as a graffiti artist on the streets of Moscow, creating an unusual approach to building the world through a modern lens. Personal exhibitions: State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; Bahnhof Gallery, New York, NY (online); NY; and gallery "Triumph", Moscow, Russia. Koshelev's work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Marie Von Papin Gallery, London; gallery "Lazy Mike Gallery", Moscow; New York Academy of Art, New York; and Bleecker Street Arts Club, New York.
Margo Trushina, 2021
"Cloud River" — space for meditative contemplation, a metaphor for time. Mirror sculptures reflecting the sky, shaped like drops of water or miniature lakes, refer to the unique geographical location of Lake Pleshcheyevo, which was formed about 30 thousand years ago after the retreat of continental glaciers. 19 rivers and streams flow into the lake, only one river flows out — Veksa, it connects Lake Pleshcheyevo with the Volga through Lake Somino and the Volga Nerl.
River — an ambivalent symbol of movement, impermanence and creative power.
Viewers are invited to independently find approaches and opportunities for interaction with the installation: someone will choose the movement, someone — contemplation.
Margo Trushina was born in Moscow in 1981 and now lives and works in London. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the Chelsea College of Art, her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Moscow State University and just completed her Masters in Sculpture. at the Royal College of Art.
Her work has been featured at the Royal Academy of Arts (London), Museo D'Arte Contemporanea (Turin), the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, IK LAB Gallery (Tulum, Mexico) and many others. Margo is a finalist for the Zverev Art Prize 2021 and Broomhill National Sculpture Award, UK, 2016 and a Ruinart Art Patronat grant from the Cosmoscow Foundation, Russia, 2020.
Margo Trushina works at the intersection of art and science, in the field of science / bio art. Her objects and installations visualize the latest discoveries in the field of neuroscience and environmentally oriented practices, while the artist often refers to her own experience, purely personal experiences and physiological processes, and reflects on the theme of their relationship. Challenges of our time and natural disasters — melting ice, extinction of plants, animal mutations, new viruses and ways to coexist with them — become a topic for reflection and the search for an artistic response.
"New Sculpture" Margo Trushina, entering public spaces, parks, museums, galleries, invites the viewer to participation and reflection. Offering his own material version of the generalization of the acute problems of human civilization, the artist uses a variety of materials in his figurative incarnations: from steel and neon to corals and breast milk. Hybrid sculptures and "living" installations, photographs and interventions, para-scientific essays and feminist manifestos become for Margo Trushina ways of self-expression and dialogue with society, while visual, tactile and sound contact helps to create new connections and ways of communication.
Olesya Bondarenko – co-founder and art director of the art agency July 16, creator, cultural editor.
The July 16 agency, founded in 2009, works in the field of contemporary art in interdisciplinary areas: organizing and producing public art projects, cultural programming and curating site-specific programs and exhibitions, managing contemporary artists, producing/creating digital platforms. July 16 is in constant search of non-standard ways of exhibiting and presenting art. Through its projects, the agency seeks to build bridges between different countries of the world, occupying a niche of cultural exchange in the international context