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Zoia's Ark | Exhibition

23-26 June 2022

1756 quai Marcel Dassault

Saint Cloud, PARIS 92210

“If we save the art - we will save the world”

After abnormal heatwave that hit Europe last week, Omicron, a war in Ukraine, news on global crash of bitcoin and stock markets, cancellation of FIAC, Ukrainian contemporary artist and ideologist of  art group Zoia’s Circle Zoia Skoropadenko will gather in one of iconic Parisian  vessels - peniche examples of all the world's art type practice to preserve for 4 days from a world-engulfing flood of indifference, fake news, natural and economic disasters and political battles. 

ZOIA’S ARK 

WILL SAVE ART IN PARIS

 

THE MOST EXCITED SUMMER EXHIBITION IN PARIS 

 

After abnormal heatwave that hit Europe last week, Omicron, a war in Ukraine, news on global crash of bitcoin and stock markets, cancellation of FIAC, Ukrainian contemporary artist and ideologist of  art group Zoia’s Circle Zoia Skoropadenko will gather in one of iconic Parisian  vessels - peniche examples of all the world's art type practice to preserve for 4 days from a world-engulfing flood of indifference, fake news, natural and economic disasters and political battles. 

 

The Parisian peniche is situated on the banks of river Seine in prestigious area  of Paris of Saint Cloud. 

 

PENICHE is a luxury barge or a river boat. They offer the chance to live with a water view in the center of the city. They offer more spacious accommodations and a patio (the deck) for watching river and city life go by. 

 

SAINT CLOUD is a Parisian billionaire quarter famous for its rich villas, amazing park and headquarters of private aircraft manufacture Dassault. The peniche is situated in front of Paris Longchamp Hippodrome and next to luxurious Bois de Bologne park in a chic 16th arrondissement.

 

During the last weekend of June the boat will board such examples different of art  practices as Augmented reality, Paintings, Sculpture,  Drawings, Ceramics, Photo Art, 3D Art, Lenticular art, Print Art, Street Art and even a brilliant example of hat-making by Meilleur ouvrier of France Japanese-French milliner  Nobuki Hisume

 

“ The ARK idea strike me immediately when I was offered to do a solo exhibition on the peniche. ”- says Skoropadenko. - Even  though the exhibition was planned way ahead  recent news headlines, it just confirmed the idea of nessaccity bringing together Zoia’s circle from all around the world and try to save such a fragile thing as art in whatever form it takes”

 

THE ARTISTS:  Exhibition will feature pop up paintings by Icelandic contemporary artist Snorri Asmundsson, who is world famous after his performance “Dance with dead” and “Best pianist in the world”. Prolific Los Angeles-based contemporary artist who is a pioneer in iPad painting and Augmented Reality art Daniel Leighton will present his  visceral, heavily archetypal art research which emanate from resurrected and persistent visions. A lenticular Art master Heather Lowe will exhibit her recent work from California.

 Parisian photographic legend Antoine Poupel will board on peniche with his series dedicated to his 30 year old collaboration with Crazy Horse and Zingaro. 

The photographer to French State Philippe Daurios will bring for a 4 days preservation his surrealistic photography. 

Mathematical Art will  be represented by paintings of English-Monaco based artist Clem Chambers who will show his long time series based on mathematical theory of his friend late professor Benoit Mandelbrot “Fractals”. Paintings section will be represented by American-French artist from Italian Liguria Linda McCluskey. Linda is one of the original residents of Rivoli 59  art squat. Her distortion paintings are famous all around the world. Linda will be joined by French artist Berengere Bainvel, former printer today she consecrated her work to painting with major abstract subjects change of lights and landscapes. 

The exhibition will also join the Heilleur ouvrier de France Japanese milliner Nobuki Hizume with his beyond the crafts art piece.

Ceramics will be presented by French-Canadian master from Vallauris Dale Dorosh, who is running one of the important ceramic residencies in the world. He will present his collaboration with Skoropadenko series of ceramics “Vallauris” 

Another ceramist who will join the boar exhibition will be Bernard Vitour from Sable sur Sarthe Before becoming a farmer 60 years ago, Bernard was trained as a butcher and his tactile knowledge of animal forms unfolds in the clay. Vitour doesn’t use a wheel, all his pieces are moulded by hand.

Street art will be showcased by Monegasque genius Anthony Alberti aka MrOneTeas. His art career widespread from his alma mater Villa Arson till recent projects for Monaco government Foundation of Prince Albert II.  Another Monegasque who will board the Ark will be multidisciplinary artist Gerard Pettiti. He will present some of his sculptures from his work on Bestiary series. 

 

The peniche will also rescue art by two Ukrainian renown artists. The graphic artist and a master of linocuts from Kyiv Olesya Dzhurayeva who is still remain in Ukraine despite of war, after months of hiding in small villages with her family, she finally returned to her studio and started working on her art. 

The other Ukrainian contemporary artist is Monaco based Zoia Skoropadenko who is not only link between all these multidisciplinary artists around the world but also an art curator and person behind this exhibition. She will exhibit her renown series of “TORSO”, “Intellectual landscapes” and “New Pompei Masters”

 

“If we save the art - we will save the world” says Skoropadenko.