Russian Icon Collection joined the Russia-Ibero-America Forum from October 4 to 6

The Collection of Russian Icons, in collaboration with the Hermitage Museum, joined the fifth forum dedicated to historical and cultural relations between Russia and Latin America.

NEW YORK, December 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Russian Icon Collection, a leading contemporary online gallery of ancient Russian icons, was invited to the fifth online forum titled “Russia and Ibero-America in a globalizing world: history and modernity. The event took place online via Zoom and offline at St. Petersburg State University on October 4-6. With the Hermitage Museum, Russian Icon Collection had the honor of joining the round table on the theme “Latin America and Russia: Ways and Practices of Interaction in Art. Several different specialists, all from different backgrounds, came together to discuss how the cultural and artistic of the two countries have influenced each other historically.

At October 4-6, 2021, St. Petersburg State University organized the fifth international forum, “Russia and Ibero-America in the Globalizing World: History and Modernity. »The forum is considered one of the most important events of Russia devoted to the economic and socio-political processes between the two countries. Scientists, politicians and journalists from Russia and Ibero-American countries share their experience and knowledge to formulate new approaches to build more effective relations between countries.

The round table “Latin America and Russia: Ways and Practice of Interaction in Art “was an essential part of the forum. The list of participants included Arturo Saucedo, Sofia Lokanova, Anna Tchernycheva, Carlos Canas Rojas, and Anna goncharova. Russian Icon Collection was represented by Ilya Kushnirskiy, co-founder of the company. Olga Yudina spoke on behalf of the Hermitage Museum. She is a well-known art historian, an expert on Mexican and Russian art and a head of the development department of Hermitage Museum.

One of the missions of the round table was to shed light on the dissemination of Russian art and culture in the territories of Latin America. Special attention was paid to Christianity and the spread of Russian Orthodox churches. With the great migration of the late 19th century, many emigrants began to bring and integrate Russian icons in local culture and Latin society. While such religious icon art was alien to the majority of the locals, it had an impact on people’s perceptions. When the popularity of icons and frescoes increased, people began to organize art exhibitions and decorate public places with holy images. Over time, the images became known to most of the Latin world.

Latin America and Russia: Ways and Practice of Interaction in Art “has become a cultural bridge and dialogue between two countries. By understanding the past, it is possible to find more effective ways and approaches to build a long-term partnership between countries, by especially when it comes to art that is already part of the local tradition.

Ilya Kushnirskiy


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