AOF presents: The Annual Russian Arts Festival

A tribute to Andrei Voznesensky

November 3, 2010.
6 pm

“Memory of Andrei Voznesensky”

Poetry Evening

Press and Round-table discussion:
– Life of Andrei Voznesensky
– “Triangle Pear”, Reflections of USA, Beatniks

– Cocktail reception.

“USSR. Power of Totalitarianism”
Photo-Exhibit by Leonid Lazarev

About Andrei Voznesensky


The Annual Russian Arts Festival - A Tribute to Andrei Voznesensky

Journal World Council of Peoples for The United Nations. 2009.

Born in 1933, Russian poet and human rights activist Andrei Voznesensky has long been known for his experimental style and humanistic themes. He published extensively during the Soviet era, maintaining a sometimes tense and troubled relationship with the Communist regime.

In 1987, the New York Times Book Review selected Mr. Voznesensky’s book, An Arrow in the Wall, Selected Poetry and Prose of Andrei Voznesensky, as one of the best books of that year, and the first poetry collection to be included in sixteen years, noting: “Russian tradition is rich with poets who, like Pushkin, act as secret truth-tellers countering the official line.  Andrei Voznesensky is deep in the Pushkin tradition when he writes about Caesar but means Stalin and about cruel Turkish Janissaries who are really Russian soldiers. Nonetheless, what one feels powerfully in these poems and prose pieces from three decades is the poet’s passionate love of his country and of Russian tradition.”


About Leonid Lazarev – Moscow, Russia

Born in Moscow, USSR
1957:  First Prize of International Photo Competition.
International Youth and Students Festival in USSR.
1961-1984:  Special Events Photographer for USSR Ministry of Culture
1985-present:  Syndicated photography. Free-lance assignments for Moscow City department of Cultural Affairs Education / Moscow Institute of Cinematography (VGIK)


November 8, 2010.
6 pm

“25 Years of Angel Orensanz in Russia”
Photo-Exhibit by Angel Orensanz


About Angel Orensanz – Aragon, Spain

The four-day event will celebrate Russian Art

Angel Orensanz, educated in Barcelona and Paris, opened his studio in New York in the early 1980’s after working with several architects such as Marcel Breuer, Martin Gelber and John Portman. He has developed major installation concepts for environmental shows such as Holland Park, London; Red Square, Moscow; Roppongi-Park and Senso-ji, Tokyo; the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin; and ABC Playground (Houston St.), New York. Since the early 1990’s he has developed a prolific body of work in performance, conceptual art and video.

These pieces often carry a marked political and social commentary, reinforced by a very personal poetic language, such as “The Shattered Tent” during the wars of the Balkans or his multimedia show “Burning Universe” for Venice; the sculpture “Razor in the Eye (Bunuel)” for Florence; and the very recent series of installations developed and shown in his New York space.


November 16, 2010.
6 pm

“Generation Gap”
Art-Exhibit by Gregory and Alex Gurevich


About Gregory Gurevich – Jersey City, NJ, USA

Born in Leningrad, USSR
Sculptor, painter, graphic artist, printmaker and inventor.  Founder of “Arts on the Hudson” Art program for gifted and talented children.  Honorary Member of New Jersey State Council on the Arts.


November 23, 2010.
6 pm

“Reflecting Landscapes”
Art-Exhibit by STAS Borodin


The Angel Orensanz Foundation present the Annual Russian Arts Festival

About Stas Borodin – Saint Petersburg, Russia

Born in City of Cotlas, USSR
A Master impressionist painter. His oil paintings are a world of color harmony, the integrity of a plain-air perception of the atmosphere, a mise en valeur vision of light and color relationships, transmitting the feeling of air and space It must be noted that Stas Borodin only paints from nature, which is a great rarity nowadays. In his work method, in the system of special color construction of the painting, he goes from abstraction to the object, from open color to the finest nuances of near similar tones. He paints not an object on canvas, but a space filled with light and air. The light in his works fills the whole polyphony of undertones with the force of life.


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