A unique exhibition, The World of Childhood, has opened at the Central House of Artists in Moscow. It will run until 21 November and includes works by Moscow artists made in different genres and creative forms.
The World of Childhood is a social art project focused on children, family values and state support for young families with children. The period between 2018 and 2027 has been declared the Decade of Childhood in Russia. The interests of the family and the protection of childhood are among the priorities of the National Children’s Interests Action Strategy.
The subjects of children and childhood have been of interest to many Russian artists such as Valentin Serov, Zinaida Serebryakova, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Pyotr Konchalovsky, Alexander Deineka, Arkady Plastov, Fyodor Reshetnikov, Viktor Popkov and Dmitry Zhilinsky, as well as sculptor Adelaida Pologova and graphic artist Vladimir Lebedev.
Modern artists have also explored these subjects. Visitors will see over a thousand works by contemporary artists, including Tair Salakhov, Viktor Glukhov and Anatoly Lyubavin, as well as paintings by recent graduates of art schools.
As part of the exhibition, free tours and workshops for children and adults will be available, as well as a play space.
After the project ends, some of its works will be given to orphanages and other children’s facilities. The project organisers include the Moscow Union of Artists and the Moscow Department of Culture.