Pearls of Baikal is an exhibition of contemporary art which currently runs at the Rosa Khutor resort in the Sochi mountains. An art gallery presents modern works by well-known artists of the Republic of Buryatia.
Rosa Khutor opens art gallery
“More than twenty paintings and monumental artworks are on display. Rosa Khutor guests now have a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the works of world-class artists. Each of them has arranged personal exhibitions at best museums. Along with the Tretyakov Gallery and the Hermitage, the gallery shows several works of well-known sculptor Dashi Namdakov, the author of monuments that decorate 25 cities around the world. There is a smaller copy of the sculpture ‘Father of Baikal’ which is installed on Olkhon Island among his works at Pearls of Baikal,” says Sayana Vanchikova, an organizer of the exhibition and guardian of the traditions of Buryatia.
Buryat artist Zorikto Dorzhiev who won international recognition also has his works on display. In 2019, he represented Russia at the 58th Venice Biennale. He is skilled in easel painting, graphics, book illustration, sculpture, and set design. Having embraced the fundamentals of the Russian academic school and the “cosmopolitanism” of contemporary European art, Dorzhiev continues to follow the Buryat national traditions. This combination forms his unique style and explains why his works are so popular. His exhibitions were hosted by the Russian Museum, Tretyakov Gallery, Museum of Oriental Peoples, Council of Europe in Strasburg, and the American Buddhist Center. Dorzhiev's paintings were sold at Christie's auction twice. The Sochi gallery now exhibits his works from Jan van Eyck, the most famous series of Zorikto Dorzhiev.
Silver-coated copper knives crafted by bladesmith Zhigzhit Baiskhalanov are made with traditional Buryat technology. The talented artist shaped them as animal figures, making them true masterpieces. He gets ideas for his works from his ancestors' heritage, inspired by the Buryat epic literature, costumes, traditional symbols, and of course, by the beautiful and diverse nature of the Siberian region.
Tibetan resonance bowls and the wish granting tree help to fully immerse into the atmosphere of the ancient culture of the Republic of Buryatia in the mountain gallery of Rosa Khutor.
The Pearls of Baikal gallery at Rosa Khutor is open every day from 10:00 till 21:00. Admission is free.
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