Area of North Korea in the Yaroslavl Museum of foreign art

This is the exhibition debut of the collector in the new halls of the Museum, which will soon be a year. According to Alla Pavlova Athinai . Director of the Yaroslavl art Museum, this event gathers around the Museum of foreign art new friends and partners.

The idea of the exhibition adds information about the East, reveals the art of distant countries. “The exhibits is the art, mostly created by women with a keen sense of understanding of the world,– considers the Director of AHM. The collection was formed with a new partner Museum, Tamara Alexandrovna Kozlova, who assembled the objects that can be seen immediately, with love.” Twenty years ago, in the biography Gantry was “the page” excursions “Golden ring of Russia” Yaroslavl, by its recognition, has occupied this special place. So she decided that the exhibition will be in the 1000-year old city.

A novice collector and economist by training, and her husband is an engineer, by chance they ended up in North Korea that struck me as unique. Previously worked in other countries, brought memorabilia to decorate the home. The two-year foreign trips has made adjustments in this process: a utilitarian interest was replaced by a desire to make a contribution to the social process of knowledge of another country and mentality of its citizens using the best “diplomat” of all times – traditional art. Personal experiences differed greatly from those imposed by the Western media and the Internet stereotype perception of this state, creating a flawed image of the DPRK. The Russian decided that I need to share bright impressions and began to assemble a collection.

Tamara Aleksandrovna has told that the Koreans are industrious and ascetic in life, respectful to all relate. Many of them still remember a time when the Russian language was studied in schools. Works of art are located in beautiful exhibition halls, which are not at all allowed. There is wonderful embroidery in various sizes with old stories on the theme of nature, goodness, and happiness, affecting a “live” beauty. Partly because the technique of embroidery, which is something about 150 variants. To preserve the traditions of working the embroidery Institute in Pyongyang, capital of DPRK. The development of this segment of applied art is a part of state policy. Tells the stories of nature, imagination and frescoes from the Royal tombs or the ruins of palaces, which testifies interesting past of the former Kingdom. By the way, when he heard about the Gantry desire to form a collection, it has provided the opportunity to acquire the best and her funds. Now she has 200 objects – pottery, porcelain, embroidery, Dating from the beginning of our century.

According to Kozlova, North Korea kept the nation’s soul, and in the South – all are absorbed by the process of making money, pragmatism has subjected to man, etched cultural traditions.

Not surprisingly, because people, enslaved by the thought of money, forget about themselves, their own identity. Then the victims of globalization become cogs imposed false doctrines of capitalism, forget about simple worldly pleasures are what life’s about. It is possible that the closeness of a country is a way to protect it from globalism. If it saves the nation from erosion, this variant of self-preservation is justified.

Exhibition of Korean art objects, recalled that spring has come that wondrous world around and issues of the crisis from a position void of a happy man. So wonderful to look at the symbols of happiness, longevity and wealth, carefully embroidered by the hands of masters. What more could a man what he will continue to enjoy? Or, for example, the image of a poor peasant dreams of a large family: in the garden in the pumpkin treasure was found, the gold is poured directly into the beds, joy has no limit. It is possible that the story is the sense, if to work and to live righteously, then luck will find you in the garden and that social justice will prevail. Quite international format good luck: who has not dreamed of finding a suitcase full of money, to catch a pike from the hole, etc.?

There are even on the political map of the country of which we little knew. Sorry, at the exhibition it was not possible to see the film or photos of this country, to hear language or music. It is possible that in the future the gap will be filled.

Asceticism Tamara and Museum are steps on the path of knowledge of new cultural traditions. The state should pay attention to the activities of enthusiasts and support the idea of public diplomacy. This is especially important now. RIA “national Alliance” applied to the foreign Ministry that the proposals Kozlova T. A. in this direction was maintained.


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