The president of the Foundation Mikhail Zhuravlev and the vice-president Elena Butrova will take part in the Art Festival «Dialogues with Time» in Gelendzhik from the 24th of September till the 15th of November.
Within the festival, Erzia International Art Foundation will present new publications about the life and work of the sculptor, will show new documentaries about Erzia, will present the exhibits from the Foundation’s collection to the public, and will also share the plans of study and popularization of Erzia’s work.
The festival «Dialogues with Time» is dedicated to three anniversaries: the 145th anniversary of the world-famous sculptor Stepan Erzia (1876-1959), the 125th anniversary of the Soviet sculptor Elena Mroz and the 100th anniversary of the stay in Gelendzhik of the famous Russian sculptor Sergey Volnukhin.
The history of the resort city of Gelendzhik is closely connected with the names of these outstanding artists of the XX century. In 1915, Stepan Erzia met Elena Mroz in Moscow. She was a student of the sculptor Anna Golubkina and was originally from Gelendzhik. A year later Moroz became his student and muse. In 1921, together with Stepan Erzia and Elena Mroz, a famous Russian sculptor, academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts, who taught at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, Sergey Volnukhin, came to Gelendzhik.