How to mount the art in the Hermitage

• How to assemble the art in the Hermitage

I must admit that the first time the Hermitage visited recently. I came here for a reason, and on the occasion of the opening of a large exhibition of contemporary Flemish artist Jan Fabre, who brought to Russia a lot of his work, and even specially created a number of new ones. His works scattered Winter Palace, occupying part of the constant exposure partly in the New Hermitage and Main staff.

The exhibition itself will be opened a few days ago - on October 22, and they showed me how the process works installation is underway. Work is important and laborious, it is not sand bags to carry, but calmly and carefully hang the paintings, without damaging the adjacent, hang large canvas and even collect the house.

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

All the works in the Hermitage come in wooden boxes, in which the content is pasted picture and description. Boxes are first placed in the store, and then to the assembly are supplied to the back door with special equipment.

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

Severe Hermitage porters hauling a box of the truck on a platform with wheels and is rolled into the building. These little boxes were in the door with the Atlanteans, had neatly wheel in diagonal.

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

Inside the Hermitage boxes raised to the desired level using the freight elevator, and rolled down into the hall, where there will be the installation works, hidden inside a container.

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

The installation itself goes pretty chaotic works as a convenient and practical work of the Hermitage, in fact they are actually run by hanging. It is better to trust the professionals, many of whom work in the museum for a long time.

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

A in the photo above is not an employee of the Hermitage, and the artist Jan Fabre drags a heavy box with its own work. Fabre personally present at the installation, controlling the process and making some adjustments, but also shabby gravity is not lazy.

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

Dialogues between Fabre and workers periodically occurred:

- Turn left! Left!

- Yes, yes, right now. Vasya, rolled a cart!

- ...

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

Jan Fabre's father was a famous entomologist, so the artist makes extensive use of the animal world aesthetics. He works with the shells of beetles, skeletons, horns, stuffed animals and pictures of animals in a variety of materials.

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

In the installation works are closed to visitors only concrete halls of the Hermitage, and the rest are in the normal mode. Moreover, there is a schedule of open sessions hanging halls, workers try to stick to it strictly.

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

As pointed out by the artist himself, and this is acknowledged by scholars and critics, his art is rooted in the classical tradition of Flemish painting, which he admires.

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The bright and spacious rooms of the General Staff is another part of the exhibition Jan Fabre. There is quite, for me personally, abstract things. For example, you see a huge blue canvas? You think about how it was created?

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

This is a normal ballpoint pen. The huge canvas inscribed with a ballpoint pen. I wonder how long it has been spent? And how many ballpoint pens?

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

Next to the web guys are going to a house with stairs inside, too, painted in blue ballpoint pens.

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

In the assembly of the house the most responsible, it is right to find the necessary items and put them together, otherwise the overall pattern does not work out. there are specially trained people for this process.

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

I was not allowed just to touch the art, and literally stand inside.

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

The exhibition is a great educational program including film screenings, lectures, workshops and a series of public discussions.

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Fabre says that "through his works he tries to loud and tangible to talk about life and death, physical and social metamorphosis of the nature of the cruelty inherent in both the animal and human world."

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

Knight is also part of the exhibition, in the other rooms were already fully assembled different knights, armor, jousting helmets. They are all created with insect themed, and some directly from the insects. Come and see for yourself.

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

The exhibition "Jan Fabre: Knight despair - Beauty Warrior" by the Department of Contemporary Art at the State Hermitage Museum in the framework of the project "Hermitage 20/21". And in the office of Contemporary Art Fabre I found a sketch that the artist specifically sent to the Hermitage. Please taking off on the beetles.

How to mount the art in the Hermitage

The exhibition "Jan Fabre: Knight despair - Beauty Warrior" by the Department of Contemporary Art at the State Hermitage Museum in the framework of the project "Hermitage 20/21". And in the office of Contemporary Art Fabre I found a sketch that the artist specifically sent to the Hermitage. Please taking off on the beetles.

How to mount the art in the Hermitage