Opening of the exhibition “The Opening of the Gates of Heaven” of the artist Irina Machitski
International Centre of the Roerichs
present the exhibition
THE OPENING OF THE GATES OF HEAVEN
Febrary 2 - March 13, 2016
“The Opening of the Gates of Heaven” exhibition of the artist Irina Machitski opened on February 3, 2016 at the International Centre of the Roerichs.
The exhibition is a path from Truth to Eternal Truth – such are the titles of two of the paintings on display. To put it slightly differently: it is the path from “man in perfect harmony with himself” to “absolute knowledge that remains eternal”. The current exhibition should not be considered solely a retrospective one. For both the artist and viewers it is more like an attempt to re-conceive and reveal new meanings nurtured by new life experience – artistic, aesthetic and spiritual – gained in the years that have passed, as indicated in the title of the exhibition: The Opening of the Gates of Heaven.
Opening ceremony speakers:
- Natalia Kashina
Acting Director of Nicholas Roerich Museum
- Alexander Rozhin
Editor-in-Chief of Tretyakov Gallery Magazine
- Natella Voiskounski
Director of GRANY Foundation, Co-editor of Tretyakov Gallery Magazine
- Tatiana Ivanova
Head of travelling and mobile exhibitions, International Centre of the Roerichs
- Irina Machitski
President of GRANY Foundation, Co-founder and Publisher of Tretyakov Gallery Magazine, artist.
The opening of the exhibition was celebrated with a concert.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Trio in B-flat major in Three Movements
The “Ensemble of the Moscow Conservatory” trio, winner of the International Brahms Competition in Poland, winner of the Gaidamovich International Competition:
- Dmitry Yanowsky, piano
- Andrei Oganesov, violin
- Galina Malyan, cello