Exhibition «Dialogue of Cultures», 14th September 2017, Moscow
The Festival started with the Dialogue of Cultures exhibition timed to the 260th anniversary of the Russian Academy of Arts. The opening of the exhibition took place in the Business and Cultural Complex of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Russian Federation.The exhibition features works by prominent painters, sculptors, and applied artists from Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine. The exhibition features the works by Zurab Tsereteli, Tahir Salahov, Boris Messerer, Dashi Namdakov, Salavat Shcherbakov, Alexander Rukavishnikov, Alexander Tsigal, Rinat Kuramshin and other members of the Russian Academy of Arts. Unique works and sketches by Valentin Yudashkin and Vyacheslav Zaitsev, and other Russian fashion designers are among the highlights, too.
Minister Counsellor of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia Yuri Yaroshevich, Executive Director of the Moscow International Foundation for UNESCO Tatyana Kochemasova; Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, President of the Moscow Artists Association of Theater, Cinema and Television Boris Messerer; President of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia Konstantin Khudyakov; Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Director of the ETHNO ART FEST Museum, Head of the Project ETHNO ART FEST Rinat Kuramshin; Head of the Information Department of the CIS Executive Committee Igor Grigoriev; Deputy Director of the Moscow House of Nationalities Alexei Drozhin addressed the guests with a welcoming speech.
Yuri Yaroshevich noted that the Belarusian business and cultural centre has become a significant cultural hub in the Russian capital. The events it hosts draw the attention of prominent members of the art community. Yuri Yaroshevich expressed confidence that the pieces of art and works by modern fashion designers displayed at the festival will help visitors learn how to understand each other better and see the world's beauty in all its forms.