About the project "Austrian Art Week"

We invite painters, graphic artists and watercolor artists to take part in the International Exhibition "The Russian Soul in Works of Art".

Rules for participation

During the week, residents and guests of Vienna will be able to get acquainted with the exposition of more than 50 paintings by artists from various cities and regions of the Russian Federation, and artists from Europe, in whose work love and respect for Russia can be traced.

Dates of the exhibition: from January 28 to February 5, 2020.
Opening / Vernissage: January 28, 18:30.
Exhibition Address: Russisches Kulturinstitut Wien, Brahmsplatz 8, 1040 Wien
Exhibition working hours: from 9:00 to 21:00.

Theme of the exhibition: “The Russian soul in works of art”

«The mystery of the Russian soul...»
This cultural phenomenon continues to fascinate and perplex, attract or, on the contrary, disturb many and many... Both outside of Russia and in its vast expanses.
There are as many answers to this riddle as those who are trying to solve it. And much closer to the truth are those who bypass rational paths, favouring labyrinths of emotional and sensual perception.
Art, always more directed not to reason, but to heart, gives unique opportunities to feel and understand the soul of another culture. And find your own right answer. And to see the deep spiritual intimacy behind the external infanticide...

The organizers will try to convey to the audience the splendor and multifaceted nature of the Russian soul in three forms-sections: painting, graphics and watercolor. Each of the sections is an independent mini-exhibition, with its own unique allegoricality and polished meanings. The viewer will be able to feel the solidity of the paintings, the accuracy of graphic sheets and the ease of watercolor sketches - and thereby feel the triunity of the Russian soul.
The aesthetics of the collection, prepared by experts of the Eurasian Art Union, is in tune with the classical canons. The desire of artists not to shock, but to spiritual harmony with the audience will surely find a response in the soul of the Austrian public.

All project participants and works presented at the exhibition are published in the catalog with the same name “Russian Soul in Works of Art”.
The catalog is published in three languages: German, English, Russian. The catalog will be released at the beginning of the exhibition.

The Russian Center for Science and Culture (RCSC) in Vienna is a representative office of the Federal Agency Rossotrudnichestvo under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and is located in one of the most beautiful buildings in the center of the Austrian capital.
For decades, the Center has been one of the most popular meeting places for all those interested in Russia, the Russian language and culture, as well as Russian compatriots living in Austria.
Various events are regularly organized for the guests of the center, a library, film library, and creative studios are working.
Those who wish to study Russian and German can take advantage of this opportunity in the language center of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Vienna.

Organizers of the exhibition:

Production Agency (NextArt GlobalArtAgency)
Foundation "NextArt"
Russian Center for Culture and Art in Vienna

Exhibition is supported by:
Representation of Rossotrudnichestvo in Vienna,
Eurasian Art Union
Russian branch of the World Fund of Arts 
Exhibition Committee of "WATERCOLORium"

The grand opening of the exhibition “The Russian Soul in Works of Art” will be held on January 28, 2020, at 18:30, in the presence of the director of the Russian Center for Culture and Art in Vienna Dmitry Alexandrovich Sokolov, a representative of the Russian Embassy in Vienna, as well as a number of invited persons - prominent representatives of creative Austrian business community and media.