Spoken Word,

Paul Holdstock Lecture: Zurab Tsereteli

Tuesday 21st May 2013 - Starts 7pm


Paul HoldstockW
Paul HoldstockW

Zurab Tsereteli: Moscow Court Artist Of The 1990s

From the 1990s the face of central Moscow was transformed by the monumental art of the mayor’s favourite artist, Zurab Tsereteli. Paul will look at his four massive projects in central Moscow; Statue of Peter The Great, Cathedral of Christ Our Saviour, Victory Park, and Okhotny Ryad Shopping Mall). Paul will trace his career from his days as a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi through to his appointment as president of the Russian Academy of Arts. During the 1990s, Tsereteli’s art got mixed up with dirty politics and he has often been a controversial figure. His art features in many countries as well as filling two large galleries in the centre of Russia’s capital city.