20 Nov 2018 in the framework of the XVI Venice architecture Biennale and the international cultural project “Russian seasons” in Italy, in the exhibition hall of Scoletta del Tiraoro e Battioro, San Stae, the opening of the exhibition “Contemporary Russian Church architecture”.
The organizers of the exhibition were made by the Patriarchal Council for culture, Center, film festivals and international programs, the preservation Foundation of Christian values, the University of Venice CA-Foscari (Università CA’foscari Venezia), Center for the study of Russian culture at the University CA-Foscari. The project was realized with the support of the Charity Fund “Resurrection”.
The exhibition is dedicated to the modern Russian temple architecture and reflects its development over the past decade. These years, after 70 years of rebellion, were a time of revival of Church life, reconstruction of torn down temples, and active construction.
The presented projects indicate a search for creative modern architects, combining technologies and materials of the XXI century with the ancient features of the Orthodox hramostroitelstva. With a large variety of design solutions these Church buildings are a good example of a harmonious combination of antiquity and innovation, while maintaining national traditions.
A significant part of the exposition is created with the use of modern information technology, 3D modeling, projection booths, interactive books, touch screens and VR devices.
The centerpiece was a four-meter model of the future resurrection Cathedral – the main temple of the Russian Armed Forces.
November 20, at the opening of the exhibition was held a round table and press-conference dedicated to the modern temple architecture.
- Exhibition address: Exhibition hall of Scoletta del Tiraoro e Battioro, San Stae, Salizada San Stae, 1980, 30135, Venesia, Italia.
- The exhibition runs from 20 November to 3 December 2018.
- Entrance to the exhibition is free.