May 25 at 16:30 in Odessa, in the Greek area, will open the famous «Altar of Nations» artist Oksana Mas. In the summer of 2011, this art installation represented Ukraine at the prestigious Venice Biennale, and from May 25 to Odessa will be one of the cities taking part in the presentation of the international exhibition tour "Altar of nations».
Unprecedented in scale and design, a contemporary work of art for the first time demonstrated in Eastern Europe. In Odessa, will feature five pieces installation height of 12 and a width of 18 meters. These are the pieces that have been exhibited in the Church of San Fantin, and represented the Ukrainian project at the Venice Biennale 2011.
The exhibition will be held in Odessa after the Kiev premiere international exhibition tour. In Sophia Square in Kyiv from 11 to 13 May was a composition of 15 pieces - it is only 5 per cent of the planned works by the artist. Completed work will present an ambitious art object, the size of 92 to 134 meters.
Author of the "Altar of Nations" from Odessa Oksana Mas - one of the world's most famous Ukrainian artists.
"I wanted to create a product that symbolizes the spiritual regeneration of humanity, the product of global scale, which will belong to the whole world. Exhibition in Odessa - this is my gift to his hometown, which has always inspired me. I am pleased that the installation, which I have given so much emotional energy and labor see Odessa, my countrymen - people who believed in me and have become sponsors of the project - said in an interview with the artist Oksana Mas. - "Altar of nations" unites people of all faiths and nationalities around the high idea of revival of the soul. I think that the project will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand and join him. "
Residents and visitors can visit the Odessa Fair "Altar of nations" in the Greek area during the summer. As part of the exhibition tour fragments art installation will be installed in the central squares of the biggest cities of Ukraine: Yalta, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Lviv, Kiev, and other cities in Eastern and Western Europe.
The prototype installation "Altar of Nations" was the project «Post-vs-Proto-Renaissance» - the most unprecedented and large, according to the jury and the press, the draft of the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). Project from Ukraine «POST-VS-PROTO-RENESSANCE» became leader Audience Award and the most debated in the media world.
Oksana Mas product recreates the Ghent Altarpiece - a masterpiece of Renaissance brothers Van Eyck. In individual wooden elements, in the form of eggs, of which created the altar depicts the sins and fears, desires and complexes, dreams and pure feelings. In the painting woodwork involved people over 42 countries: businessmen, politicians, diplomats, artists, from prisoners to the monks, from children to seniors. According to the artist, anyone who wants to try to understand this work, waiting for the transformation of the soul and the world.
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