Press release

Press Release of the International Project "RUSSIAN ART WEEKS IN FRANCE"

Press release

The Eurasian Art Union and GALERIE DES MOLIERES (the Moliere Gallery), Miramas (Department of Bouches-du-rhône), Cote d'azur, France, invite artists and art experts from Europe, Russia and other countries to take part in an amazing event –the Art Week in France.

During the monthly exhibition residents and guests of the French Riviera will have a chance to become acquainted with more than 50 paintings by honored Russian artists from more than 10 cities and regions of the Russian Federation. A few artworks of famous European artists, whose works exhibit love and respect to Russia will also be presented at the exposition.


Dates of the exhibition: from March 9 to April 9, 2019.
Participants registration: until February 20, 2019 (inclusive).
Address:the Moliere Gallery, 11 Avenue of Greece, Miramas, France.
La Galerie de Moliere-11 Avenue de Grèce-zi de Moliere - 13140 Miram


Project concept:

"The Russian soul through Russian art”

 

The Mystery of Russian soul
This cultural phenomenon continues to fascinate and puzzle, attract or, on the contrary, disturb many and many...Both outside Russia and on its vast expanses.
There are as many answers to this mystery as there are those who try to solve it. And those who avoid rational solutions in favor of emotional and sensual perception are much closer to the truth.
Directed mostly to the heart and not to the mind, art provides unique opportunities to feel and understand the soul of another culture. And to find your right answer. And to see the deep spiritual closeness behind the outer otherness...

Venue

The ancient town of Miramas is one of the bright cultural centers of the French Riviera. The city is famous not only for its cozy streets, ancient buildings made of Golden stone and amazing views of the nearby lake Étang de Berre. Intensive work of numerous art galleries of Miramas is famous in the capital of the region of Marseille, and also outside Provence, above all is the GALERIE DES MOLIERES (the Moliere Gallery).
In 2019 the GALERIE DES MOLIERES (the Moliere Gallery) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Over the years staff of the gallery presented its countrymen and guests a lot of interesting art events. The motto of the gallery states "Art is a treasure designed to serve peace and friendship between people". Particular attention is paid here to the development of the friendship with Russia. The Moliere gallery hosted collective and personal exhibitions of Russian artists, recitals of Russian theaters and Russian art projects. Fruitful cooperation consolidates the GALERIE DES MOLIERES with the Consulate General of Russia in Marseille and the Russian-French Association “Perspective”.
Inviting the project Art Week in Franceof the Eurasian art Union,gallery owners are sure that the exhibition will cause wide interest and will have a great success.

Exhibition programme

Within 4 weeks visitors will have a chance to become acquainted with the exposition of modern painting and graphics from Russia in the halls of Moliere Gallery. The aesthetics of the collection prepared by the experts of the Eurasian art Union is in tune with the classical canons. Artists’ pursuit not of the shock, but of spiritual harmony with the audience will surely find a response in the soul of the French public.
The Grand opening of the spring Weeks of Russian art will take place in the GALERIE DES MOLIERES on March 7 at 18.30 in the presence of mayor of Miramas Frederic Vigour and Consul General of Russia in Marseille Sergey Molchanov. Prominent representatives of the artistic communities, business community and the media of the South-East of France are invited.
Within the framework of the exhibition Russian artists will conduct several workshops (the interpreter will be provided by the organizing Committee), get acquainted with the natural beauty and historical sights of theFrench Riviera, as well as visit the studios of their colleagues - famous French artists.

Catalogue
All project participants and works presented at the exhibition will be published in the catalogue.
Catalogue languages: French, English, Russian.
The catalogue will be out by the start of the exhibition.

Exhibition organizers:
The Eurasian Art Union
GALERIE DES MOLIERES
With the support of the Art Management section of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia, the NextArt Global Art Agency and the World Fund of Arts.

Competition Programme

The Eurasian Art Union and GALERIE DES MOLIERES (the Moliere Gallery), Miramas (Department of Bouches-du-rhône), Cote d'azur, France, invite artists and art experts from Europe, Russia and other countries to take part in an amazing event –the Art Week in France.

During the monthly exhibition residents and guests of the French Riviera will have a chance to become acquainted with more than 50 paintings by honored Russian artists from more than 10 cities and regions of the Russian Federation. A few artworks of famous European artists, whose works exhibit love and respect to Russia will also be presented at the exposition.

Dates of the exhibition: from March 7 to April 7, 2019.
Participants registration: until February 10, 2019 (inclusive).
Address:the Moliere Gallery, 11 Avenue of Greece, Miramas, France.
La Galerie de Moliere-11 Avenue de Grèce-zi de Moliere - 13140 Miram

Project concept: "The Russian soul through Russian art”

 

Exhibition and Competition Program:
- Exhibition&Competition of Painting
- Exhibition&Competition of Graphic
- Exhibition&Competition of Arts&Crafts
- Exhibition&Competition of Textile
- Exhibition&Competition of Sculpture


Nominations:
 
Nomination of Painting Competition:
Genre painting
Landscape
Architecture
Still life
Esoterics
Avant-garde
Abstraction
Conceptualism
Synthesis of genres (experimental painting forms)
 
Nomination of Graphic Competition:
Landscape
Architecture
Thematic composition
Graphic abstraction
Experimental Graphic forms
 
Nomination of Textile Competition:
Batik
Craft forms (lace, knitting, felting, weaving, embroidery)
Textile painting and panel
Prints
 
Nominations of Crafts&Arts Competition:
Decorative painting
Souvenirs, gifts and decorations
Dolls and toys
 
Nominations of Sculpture Competition:
Round sculpture
Bas-reliefs and reliefs
 

Forms of participation:

1) PARTICIPATION WITH ORIGINAL ARTWORK:
а) PROMO: Personal partiсipation (you visit France and bring artwork in person)
b) BASIC: you ship artwork to the organazing committee, we exhibit

2) ART PRINT PARTICIPATION:
а) PHOTOCOPY - WALL: (photocopy on foam board in the exposition)
b) PHOTOCOPY - BOOK: (photocopy on paper in art book)
Decorating / printing of correspondence works is carried out by the Organizing Committee.
All art objects registered for the exhibition&competition (original and art print) participate in the exhibition and competition with equal rights.
 
Technical requirements:
1) Technical characteristics of the submitted entries:
а) original artwork: size of canvas / sheet / art object - not more than 80 cm. On the larger side (including the frame) and not more than 3 kg.;
b) artprint participation: file not less than 200 dpi, up to 20 MB
3) The author (group of co-authors) can represent any number of art objects in any nomination, but each art object (single canvas or series: diptych or triptych) will be evaluated as an independent work.;
4) Artwork design:
а) All original works must be provided with a label (label 7x4 cm., In the lower right corner, on the front side). Label includes: а) surname, name of the author (co-authors) b) city c) title d) technique e) size f) year of creation, g) nomination, h) the cost.
b) For full-time participants: each entry must have attachments / hooks for hanging on a vertical panel or fixtures that prevent the object from collapsing.
c) For correspondence participants: contest works are submitted to the organizing committee in the form of files in the .jpeg or .tiff format; not less than 200 dpi, not more than 20 Mb.
 
Documents for registration:
Registration materials are sent to the email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :
1) Application form (download Word, PDF)
2) Labels for each art object (download Word, PDF);
3) Applicant’s portrait photo (size of at least 3x4 cm);
4) Images of your artworks (in jpg or tiff , not less than 200 dpi, not more than 20 Mb);
5) A copy or screenshot of the registration fee payment proof. We accept Visa, MasterCard, JCB, Yandex and PayPal.:
    - go to "Participation fee / organizational fee"
    - go to "How to pay an organizational fee"

 

"RUSSIAN ART WEEKS IN FRANCE" International Art Project

The Eurasian Art Union and GALERIE DES MOLIERES (the Moliere Gallery), Miramas (Department of Bouches-du-rhône), Cote d'azur, France, invite artists and art experts from Europe, Russia and other countries to take part in an amazing event –the Art Week in France.
During the monthly exhibition residents and guests of the French Riviera will have a chance to become acquainted with more than 50 paintings by honored Russian artists from more than 10 cities and regions of the Russian Federation. A few artworks of famous European artists, whose works exhibit love and respect to Russia will also be presented at the exposition.
 

Dates of the exhibition: from March 9 to April 9, 2019.
Participants registration: until February 20, 2019 (inclusive).
Address: the Moliere Gallery, 11 Avenue of Greece, Miramas, France.
La Galerie de Moliere-11 Avenue de Grèce-zi de Moliere - 13140 Miram
Project concept: "The Russian soul through Russian art”
 
The Mystery of Russian soul
This cultural phenomenon continues to fascinate and puzzle, attract or, on the contrary, disturb many and many...Both outside Russia and on its vast expanses.
There are as many answers to this mystery as there are those who try to solve it. And those who avoid rational solutions in favor of emotional and sensual perception are much closer to the truth.
Directed mostly to the heart and not to the mind, art provides unique opportunities to feel and understand the soul of another culture. And to find your right answer. And to see the deep spiritual closeness behind the outer otherness...
 

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Read more - section "How to participate"

How to participate / Stages of registration

Dates of the exhibition: from March 9 to April 9, 2019.
Participants registration: until February 20, 2019 (inclusive).

 

REGISTRATION SEQUENCE: 

1 step: send the necessary registration materials to the organizing committee
2 step: get confirmation from the organizing committee
3 step: reception of original art objects (in Moscow and Minsk)

More:

1 step: reception of registration materials by e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Registration materials:
1) Application form (download WordPDF)
2) Labels for each art object (download WordPDF);
3) Applicant’s photo (size of at least 3x4 cm);
4) Images of the competition works (not less than 200 dpi, not more than 20 Mb);
 
2 step: confirmation from the organizing committee
Art critics of the organizing committee and the Moliere gallery look at the materials sent and confirm their participation in the exhibition.
The author is sent an invoice for payment of the registration fee. The size of the entry fee can be found here:
After payment of the organization fee, the author sends a copy or screenshot of payment to the organizing committee, and on the basis of this receives an official confirmation of participation (the organizing committee sends a label with the registration number and instructions for the further program of participation in the project)
 
3 step (for original artwork): reception of original art objects in Moscow and Minsk.
Original works can be brought to the exhibition in France by yourself (PROMO), or entrusted with transportation to the organizing committee (BASIC). If the author chooses the "BASIC" option, the organizing committee draws up all the necessary customs documents and carries out transportation of art objects to the exhibition, and at the end of the exhibition - back to the organizing committee.


CATALOGUE:

All authors admitted to participate in the exhibition are published in the catalogue "Week of Russian Art in France." The catalogue goes to the beginning of the exhibition. Catalogue format: A4. The catalogue is published in three languages: French, English and Russian. Approximate price of the catalogue - 1400-1700 rubles (25-30 euros).
 

Forms of participation:

1) PARTICIPATION WITH ORIGINAL ARTWORK:
а) PROMO: Personal partiсipation (you visit France and bring artwork in person)
b) BASIC: you ship artwork to the organazing committee, we exhibit
2) ART PRINT PARTICIPATION:
а) PHOTOCOPY - WALL: (photocopy on foam board in the exposition)
b) PHOTOCOPY - BOOK: (photocopy on paper in art book)
Decorating / printing of correspondence works is carried out by the Organizing Committee.
All art objects registered for the exhibition&competition (original and art print) participate in the exhibition and competition with equal rights. 
 

COMPETITION PROGRAMM:

- Exhibition&Competition of Painting
- Exhibition&Competition of Graphic
- Exhibition&Competition of Arts&Crafts
- Exhibition&Competition of Textile
- Exhibition&Competition of Sculpture
 
Read more about design rules and nominations  in section "Competition Programm".