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13 February
East - West fusion: Jackie Tsai's exhibition at MMOMA
On February 12th  a solo exhibition of Jackie Tsai "Send me to the moon" was opened in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art within “Happy New Chinese! GUM” Festival. This British artist with Chinese roots is known in Russia – it was he who created skulls with flowers’ scattering that became a signature of the Alexander McQueen collection 2008. And now he acts as the author of the new GUM design for the Chinese New Year. Come to appreciate!
In his work, Tsai develops the theme of a dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures, combining the elements of kitsch and pop art with ancient Chinese crafts. For example, he boldly "builds" the characters of American comics into the scenery of the ancient Celestial Empire and we see how Catwoman, Superman and Captain America are walking through the ancient Chinese gardens.
The artist uses other techniques as well: Tsai's portfolio is about carving in lacquer (the dying art of the modern China), painting on porcelain and metal, Suzhou embroidery. All these directions can be seen in MMOMA these days.
Jackie Tsai was happy to work in the genre of art installations and modern cultures for GUM: he transformed the interior space of the store, turning the famous lines into lively Beijing streets, where there is a place for the Russian matryoshkas and the traditional Chinese lanterns.
See you in MMOMA and GUM and 新年 快乐 (xīnnián kuàilè, Happy New Year)!
Follow the events and the program of the festival at and in social networks @gum_ru
The hashtag of the festival is #GUMxCNY.

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