Two exhibitions at the Museum of the East. Photo reportage

Two exhibitions at the Museum of the East. Photo reportage

April 8, 2022, 09:20

The State Museum of Oriental Art hosts two more interesting room exhibitions until mid-May.

a. “Animals and imaginary creatures in the ancient civilization of Eurasia” (17/03/2022 – 05/10/2022)

Since prehistoric times, animals have been transformed by humans into objects of civilization. They made them symbols of supernatural powers, as well as a means of communication with the divine world. In the mythological tradition, the heroes were endowed with the qualities and supernatural abilities of animals.

All the peoples of the Earth have beliefs about animals. Unusual and mysterious properties were attributed to several true mammals, birds and amphibians. Among them are people endowed with supernatural qualities. Based on these ideas, a religious system was developed in primitive society – totemism. This is an idea of ​​a supernatural connection, kinship of a breed or race of people with a particular species of animal. The totem is an animal that was considered the ancestor of the breed, its ancestor.

Most of the exhibits were obtained during excavations carried out by archeological missions of the State Museum of Oriental Art in the Northwest Caucasus (Republic of Adygea and Krasnodar Territory), Chukotka and Central Asia (Republic of Uzbekistan).

2. “Master of modern printed graphics. Harumi Sonoyama. Lithography “. (30/03/2022 – 17/04/2022)

The exhibition will feature more than 20 works by a contemporary Japanese artist from the “Paints”, “Out of Color” and “Omen” series, dating from different periods from the 1980s to 2020.

Harumi Sonoyama was born in 1950 in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. He graduated from the Department of Painting at Jokei University in Tokyo (1972). In 1976-1978. Thanks to a grant from the Japanese Office of Cultural Affairs, he completed an internship in Europe and the United States. Harumi Sonoyama is a member of the Japanese Artists Association, a committee of the Japan Printed Graphic Arts Association, a participant and winner of numerous exhibitions.

The terrorist attacks that took place in the United States on September 11, 2001 had a huge impact on the artist’s worldview and all his subsequent work. From observing objects, manipulating color, Sonoyama in the next series “Omen” passes to reflections on life and death through the meditative contemplation of the aspects of white fabric.

Sonoyama is one of the few traditional craftsmen who prefers computer processing to be exclusively on hand, including preparing stone or plates for printing, designing, engraving and painting.

The artist’s works are in the collections of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum (London), the Cleveland Museum of Art, the National Art Museum of China (Beijing), the Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Oriental Art ( Moscow) and other museums.

Photo: Elena Vlasova

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Two exhibitions at the Museum of the East. Photo reportage

The State Museum of Oriental Art hosts two more interesting room exhibitions until mid-May.

1. “Animals and imaginary creatures in the ancient civilization of Eurasia” (03/17/2022 – 05/10/2022)

Since prehistoric times, animals have been transformed into cultural objects by humans. They made them symbols of supernatural powers, as well as a means of communication with the divine world. In the mythological tradition, the heroes were endowed with the qualities and supernatural abilities of animals.

All the peoples of the Earth have beliefs about animals. Unusual and mysterious properties were attributed to several true mammals, birds and amphibians. Among them are people endowed with supernatural qualities. Based on these ideas, a religious system was developed in primitive society – totemism. This is an idea of ​​a supernatural connection, kinship of a breed or race of people with a particular species of animal. The totem is an animal that was considered the ancestor of the breed, its ancestor.

carried out by archeological expeditions of the State Museum of the East in the Northwest Caucasus (Republic of Adygea and Krasnodar Territory), Chukotka and Central Asia (Republic of Uzbekistan).
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2. “Teachers of modern printed graphics. Harumi Sonoyama. Lithography “. (30/03/2022 – 17/04/2022)

On The exhibition will feature more than 20 works by a contemporary Japanese artist from the series “Paints”, “Out of Color” and “Omen”, related to different periods from the 1980s to 2020.

Harumi Sonoyama was born in 1950 in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. He graduated from the Department of Painting at Jokei University in Tokyo (1972). In 1976-1978. Thanks to a grant from the Japanese Office of Cultural Affairs, he completed an internship in Europe and the United States. Harumi Sonoyama is a member of the Japanese Artists Association, a committee of the Japan Printed Graphic Arts Association, a participant and winner of numerous exhibitions.

Great value for the artist’s worldview and all the further work provided by the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. From observing objects, manipulating color, Sonoyama in the next series “Omen” goes on to reflect on life and death through the meditative contemplation of the aspects of white cloth.

Sonoyama is one of the few traditional computer-aided crafters, including the preparation of stone or slabs for printing, drawing, engraving and painting.

The artist’s works are in the collection of Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, British Museum (London), Cleveland Museum of Art, National Art Museum of China (Beijing), Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, State Museum of Oriental Art (Moscow) ) and other museums.

Photo: Elena Vlasova

1. «Животные и фантастические существа в древней культуре Евразии» (17.03.2022 — 10.05.2022)


С доисторических времен животные были превращены людьми в объекты культуры. Они сделали их символами сверхъестественных сил, а также средством связи с божественным миром. В мифологической традиции герои наделялись качествами и сверхъестественными способностями животных.



У всех народов Земли существуют поверья о животных. Вполне реальным млекопитающим, пернатым и земноводным приписывались необычайные и таинственные свойства. Среди них выделяются особи, наделяемые сверхъестественными качествами. На базе этих представлений в первобытном обществе сложилась религиозная система – тотемизм.​ Это представление о сверхъестественной связи, родстве рода или племени людей с определённым видом животных. Тотем – это животное, которое считалось предком рода, его родоначальником.



Большая часть экспонируемых предметов была получена в ходе раскопок, которые проводились археологическими экспедициями Государственного музея Востока на территории Северо-Западного Кавказа (Республика Адыгея и Краснодарский Край), Чукотки и Средней Азии (Республика Узбекистан).



2.
«Мастера современной печатной графики. Харуми Сонояма. Литография». (30.03.2022 — 17.04.2022)


На выставке будет экспонировано более 20 работ современного японского художника из серий «Краски», «Выход цвета» и «Знамение», относящиеся к разным периодам начиная с 1980-х и заканчивая 2020 годом.



Харуми Сонояма родился в 1950 г. в префектуре Фукуока в Японии. Окончил факультет живописи Университета Дзокэй в Токио (1972 г.). В 1976-1978 гг. благодаря гранту от Агентства по делам культуры Японии он проходил стажировку в Европе и США. Харуми Сонояма – член Ассоциации японских художников, комитета Ассоциации печатной графики Японии, участник и призёр многих выставок.



Огромное значение на мировосприятие художника и всё его дальнейшее творчество оказали теракты, совершённые в США 11 сентября 2001 года. От наблюдения за объектами, манипуляций с цветом Сонояма в последующей серии «Знамение» переходит к размышлениям о жизни и смерти через медитативное созерцание складок белой ткани.



Сонояма – один из немногих мастеров-традиционалистов, предпочитающих компьютерной обработке полностью ручное творчество включая подготовку камня или пластин для печати, создание рисунка, травление и нанесение красителей.



Работы художника находятся в собрании Токийского художественного музей Метрополитен, Британского Музея (Лондон), Художественного музея Кливленда, Национального художественного музея Китая (Пекин), Музея изобразительных искусств Тайбэя, Государственного музея Востока (Москва) и других музеев.



Фото: Елена Власова

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Two exhibitions at the Museum of the East.  Photo reportage

Two exhibitions at the Museum of the East. Photo reportage

Two exhibitions at the Museum of the East. Photo reportage

Two exhibitions at the Museum of the East. Photo reportage


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