From 14 July to 20 September, in the framework of the IV International Voice of the Nomads Festival, the National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia will host the exhibition “Mosaic Languages”, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Buryatia, the National Museum of Buryatia, and the Ismail Akhmetov Foundation. For the first time, Buryatia will feature pieces of contemporary mosaic art. The project brings together works by leading European artists including Pelagia Angelopoulou, Dusciana Bravura, and Marco Bravura.
The Foundation collection presents the mosaic technique, revived and reconsidered by contemporary artists. The expressive means and materials of mosaic allow the artists to create unique and expressive artworks that catch the imagination by their beauty and diversity. Among the pieces included in the exhibition is Pelagia Angelopoulou’s Tree of Life, The Altar, Rhapsody and Birds - “symbol of freedom, the messengers of time and seasons.” The artist gives dynamism to a fixed form, “with an endless variety of colors, bodies, created for a flight that is higher than arts and sciences.
This year, the Voice of the Nomads was not just a music festival, but a forum of modern ethno culture, a powerful center of gravity for the creative energy of the region. It offered a forum in which to bring Buryat culture into a broader international experience, enabling the world to learn more about the unique art of the peoples of the Baikal region. In this context, it is worth noting that a unique installation was created for the work Primordial Architecture by artist Marco Bravura, displaying the mosaics within a yurt, the traditional Mongolian-Buryat dwelling.