In the Tretyakov gallery opened an exhibition of fairy-tale

the ceiling of the lobby of the Tretyakov gallery, flying geese. The pack, created by artist Maria Tregubova, of metal mesh flies toward the world. Here all as in a fairy tale: go right — in the dungeon will get, left — in the underwater Kingdom, and right — the magic forest. Unlike the tales “About Ivan-Tsarevich and the grey wolf”, then any choice is good. And we — for starters — let’s go straight to the magical forest. In the white winter forest, among the white trees, turning branches into the ceiling, sleeping giant brown bear. The hero of numerous fairy tales created naturalistic, but ten times more than ordinary bears. This character becomes the main entertainment for all guests (especially for children): it can be ironed without fear to touch the giant claws and photographed in an embrace. The climb is not recommended, but do children hold? Say, after the first day the bears came off a foot and it promptly stuck to the tape. However, according to the curators, they are ready for anything, and if the children color the trees, nothing. This is an exhibition-dip.

photo: Maria Moskvicheva

Opposite the bears, on the trunk of a tree, adorns one of the key fairy paintings, “Ivan Tsarevich on the grey wolf” painted by Victor Vasnetsov. The work of master craftsmen of folk painting was the starting point for the creators of the exhibition — the curators Tatiana Getman, Ivan Antonov, Igor Volkov and architect and artist of the exhibition of Alexey Tregubov. Just the show-the show about fairy tales involve three key paintings of one of the founders of Russian modernism: in addition to “Prince Ivan…” it “Three Princess of the underworld” and “the frog Princess”. One masterpiece on every magic zone. However, the project is not built so much on axiomatic canvases (apart fromabout Vasnetsov here are the illustrations by Ivan Bilibin), but rather on the dialogue of art past and present. In the magical woods, among other paintings, “inserted” in the fabulous trees, the installation of Dmitry Tsvetkov “Ice age”: the fabulous beasts (from a coward hare to a strong bear) defile in faux fur coats and jewelry. It is a metaphor for social hierarchy, a kind of “mythology of our country” through mythology and folklore. Such artifacts make the exhibition multi-layered, adults here is something to think about while the kids play with Michal Mikhailovich or understand the types of fairy tale characters. They are, by the way, this characteristics. For example, the Princess can be of three types in Russian fairy tales (according to supervisors): 1) Beautiful and smart girl, loyal bride; 2) the Evil and treacherous girl; 3) Girl-warrior. Next: options name and what to expect from it. And so all the — from the devil to the Water.

photo: Maria Moskvicheva

Go, actually, to the Water in the underwater Kingdom. Between worlds there is a small green bays, the second returns the viewer of tales, in the classical Museum. This “thrashing” is needed, obviously, to emphasize the contrast between the exhibition-experiment in traditional and Tretyakovskaya Lavrushinsky where we used to see works by Vasnetsov in the permanent exhibition. Hence — again in the white room, where the living Water, the frog Princess and mermaids. Head over here swims a giant goldfish. The walls of the waves lapping sea, divided in two, the group “Blue soup”, swims Alice (photo by Oleg Kulik), glows from within the painting of Ilya Repin “Sadko” (it has been worked in computer graphics)… Here all together and at once — from archaeology to Soviet cartoons and relevant claimSTA. The same in the underworld, where — contrary to logic — you need not descend and ascend. The greatest impression in the dungeon produces the Sleeping beauty, trapped in sex (Olga Kreuter “Documentation of performance”), and “the Lives of bones” Maria Tregubova (oak tree, chest, hare, duck, egg and a huge needle inserted in illuminated showcases in white rock). A separate, small hall given to Carpet-plane. The Central piece here is “Liquid” Faig Ahmed: top — grandmother’s usual wall carpet — gradually turns into colorful lines, spreading on the floor.

the Dialogue between classic and contemporary fairy tales was spectacular and complex. Folklore is an important part of Russian culture and philosophy, and at the same time entertainment (and teaching) for kids. And at all it is read. Whichever way you choose, in the end still return to the story — pass all of the magical worlds and find yourself in the den of a sleeping bear.

photo: Maria Moskvicheva

This exhibit attraction has attracted most attention and caused controversy among the public. Opinions were divided: some believe that theatre is increasingly concentrated in “blanket”, and because of the rich set design, the art fades into the background. Today the fashion designer exhibits, but often there are excesses. Others, however, believe that it is this theatrical approach makes the subject understandable and accessible, especially to children. “The bear is perceived as an element that helps to switch, to relax the mind, then to continue to look and analyze works of art” — told us one of the spectators that came to the exhibition with their 10-year-old daughter. However, all agree on one thing: fabulous project in the Tretyakov gallery is one of the brightest events of the exhibitionrd season, which you cannot pass. Must see.