VDNH_hall THE CRYPT (Russian Pavilion in Venice)

Sergey Kuznetsov, Ekaterina Pronicheva, Semyon Mikhailovsky

Russia - Biennale Architettura 2016

Russia - Biennale Architettura 2016

The objects displayed in this hall could be not only the originals, but also the copies of the the sculptural groups decorating pavilions, fountains elements, fragments of ornaments and decorations inside and outside the pavilions, vases, small objects, etc. All the objects are higlighted with spot-ligts as jewellery objects, especiallly the origina artefacts.
Exposition is based on the sketches of statues of “National Cohesion” fountain, as it is one of the objects of interest at VDNH and one of the most recognizable symbols of not only of VDNH, but symbol of era as well.
The composition of the fountain can not be called simple, but at the same time it had been clear to every peasant with no explanation. Allegorical composition of 16 female figures represented 16 republics of the Soviet Union. Each of the statues is dressed in national costume, and all together they perform something like a dance around the sheaf bundles composed of the most prevalent crop plants. Gold-plated statues of the fountain are strongly associated with the fountains of French Versailles, Bavarian Linderhof and fountain cascades of Peterhof Palace near Saint-Petersburg.
The background for the display of real-preserved treasures of VDNH heritage would be the copy objects and decorative elements used on the territory of VDNH.

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  • Title: VDNH_hall THE CRYPT (Russian Pavilion in Venice)
  • Creator: Sergey Kuznetsov, Ekaterina Pronicheva, Semyon Mikhailovsky


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