Founding date of art – gallery "ARKA" is considered in June 2004 (Presentation Gallery "Arka" festival Petersburg galleries in Central Exhibition Hall "Manege". Since 2005 art – gallery "ARKA" operates at St. Petersburg, Bolshaya Morskaya, etc. 6 (between the Nevsky Prospekt and Palace Square, 75 meters from the Hermitage). Exhibition area – 160 m.
Owes its name to the gallery close to the Arch of the General Staff, dedicated to the victory of Russian troops over Napolen war in 1812 (architect – Carlo Rossi, built in 1819 – 1829). The gallery is located in a former hotel "France" ("Hotel de France"), which has existed here since the 1860s.
In 2005, "ARKA" art – gallery opened its doors in the new building with the exhibition "Against the Current" jointly organized by the Latvian gallery "Bastejs" with the support of the Consulate General of Latvia in St. Petersburg.
Since then, the gallery has completed more than 100 projects on its territory and in other art venues, including the State Museums of Siberia, the Consulate General of Latvia, Lithuania, the UK, actively promoting the work of artists of St. Petersburg.
A traveling exhibition "Petersburg", has become an extension of the exhibition "arch" was successfully held at the Novosibirsk State Art Museum (March 19 – May 19, 2008), the State Art Museum of the Altai Territory (Barnaul) (30 May – 29 August 2008 ). No less success enjoyed the exhibition project "Magic Nude" (photo) in these museums, as well as in the Tomsk Regional Museum of Art, which was held from October to May 2008).
Received no less popular original exhibition projects gallery "Arka" , such as " Easter Kaleidoscope" , held from 2008 to 2011 . In 2010, the gallery has received Diploma Nevsky International Ecological Congress for this project presented in the Tauride Palace , the headquarters – the Interparliamentary Assembly of the apartment – the Commonwealth of Independent States , which hosted the Third Nevsky International Ecological Congress , organized by the IPA CIS Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation with the support of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Another art – design, always enjoying success at festivals dedicated to environmental issues – "The Art of trash ", which began in 2006 with the exhibition " The Reincarnation of metal"
In the sphere of interests of the gallery " Arka" Art has always been exotic countries such as Ethiopia , Japan , Turkmenistan , China. Over the years the gallery was not only the organizer of the festival on its site , such as the Festival of Italian art, Japanese art festival , but also actively participated in the citywide events such as the "Master -Class", "Autumn photomarafon", "ARTINDEX", "Japanese Spring in St. Petersburg", Design Biennale "Modulor", Saint – Petersburg International Carnival and festivals in Moscow "Artesania", "Unforgotten Crafts" International Festival "Traditions and Modernity" and etc. No less important sector interests galleries have to work with the older generation St. Petersburg artists and their heritage, such as V. S. Saxon (1927 – 1988), M. V. Degtyareva – Oleneva, V. Blinov.
The Gallery presents the work of the Leningrad school of painting (1940 – 1980-ies.) Among the artists and galleries – Tyulenev V. I. (1937 – 1998), Teterin V. K. (1922 – 1991), Antipov E. P. (1917 – 2009), Kid G. K. (1907 – 1998), Savinov G. A. (1915 – 2000), Kotyants G. V. (1909 – 1996), Eremin, A. G. (1919 – 1998), Majewski D. I. (1917 – 1992), Osipov S. I. (1915 – 1985), Timkov N. E. (1912 – 1993) and other prominent artists.
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