The head of the CUAR and VBRAA Creative Workshops is Konstantin Khudyakov, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Arts, Chairman of the Volga Branch of the Russian Academy of Arts, President of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia.
The curator of the CUAR and VBRAA Creative Workshops is Svetlana Kuznetsova, First Deputy Chairman of the Volga Branch of the Russian Academy of Arts, Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, Vice President of the Volga Region CUAR.
The curator of the exhibition project and the author of the idea is Natalia Sitnikova.
Participants: Yana Antonova, Anton Batishev, Vladislav Baranov, Natalya Georgadze, Alexey Goncharenko, Aleksandra Gorbunova, Olga Gurevich, Mikhail Zaikin, Sophia Infante, Rada Iya (Tikhanovskaya), Dinara Kamzina, Alexey Karnaukhov, Darya Konovalova-Infante, Sergey Kuznetsov, Galiya Kushkumbaeva, Irina Lurye, Anastasia and Vladimir Markovskiy, Elena Pichugina, Natalia Rogulina, Natalia Sitnikova, Maxim Strotsky, Marina Fomenko, Igor Shelkovsky.
The project “Architecture. Time and Geography” united artists from Saratov, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Florence and Moscow. The first exhibition was held in November 2018 in Moscow, in the gallery "On Kashirka". In Saratov the exhibition is presented in an expanded format. The list of participants remains, but the number of submitted works will increase. The exhibition is a total installation, where there are two levels of perception: the works themselves, the exact “portrait” images of architecture from different times and different cultures, the “habitat” space of these objects and their historical past. The second level is the construction of the city itself - a labyrinth into which the viewer falls, where you can feel inside an architectural model, a smaller city, where the “houses” are as tall as the viewer.
The concept of “Architectural in art” speaks about the way of thinking and the ability to design space. Appeal to the theme and form of architecture in painting and installation allows you to create a different synthetic form of the image. The composition and structure of the architecture are not only a separate pictorial view, but when moving from a pictorial element into a semantic element they allow the space to be transformed. The artist's appeal to the rhythm and design of architecture, the contact with the "theme" already allows you to define a vector from sculptural volume to a graphic image.
The possibility of examining the architecture in the frontal projection in the form of a plan and comparing these coordinates is very important.
The project involves pictorial canvases, digital graphics, objects and video. Thus, different ways of perception are affected: static flat image, materially tangible objects and movement, the effect of presence in the video.