The large-scale art project ‘UZORU’ has now begun at Zaryadye in celebration of Russia Day. This project shows culture from different regions of our country through patterns and ornaments, presenting them in the most unexpected modern interpretations: from glowing balls to giant panels at the entrance to pavilions.
Ivan Demidov, Director of Zaryadye Park: “Patterns, like the alphabet, have always been the main language of the people. Behind each ornament there are authors unknown to us: artists and artisans, the devotees of traditional belief systems and storytellers, architects and embroiderers – all those who created the ‘cultural portrait’ of an epoch, place and generation. It seemed to us an interesting experiment to incorporate ornament in the basic components of the park, the paths, squares and landscapes.”
Maria Loleit, founder of the Ornamika project: “The idea of using patterns on the territory of Zaryadye correlates well with the direction followed by modern street installations, sculptures and public art. For implementation of the project we have selected more than 40 patterns from different regions, peoples and forms of decorative and applied art. Each pattern is reproduced by us in several formats: historical information from authoritative sources, digital reconstruction, colour correction, decomposition into individual elements and creative interpretation.”