In Kaluga will discuss the distinction between «modern» and «contemporary» art

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Experts will discuss at the round table in Kaluga concepts «modern» and «contemporary» art, and opinions regarding appropriate the July circular of the Ministry of culture.

In late July, the Ministry has distributed a circular letter on the delimitation of the concepts «current» and «modern» art. The document was compiled on the basis of examinations of the State Institute of Russian language named after Pushkin and the Russian scientific research Institute cultural and natural heritage Likhachev.

The round table will be chaired by the Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky. Participation in it will be the Director of the State Institute of arts Natalia Sipovskaya, rector of the Moscow state academic arts Surikov Institute Anatoly lubavin, Director of the theatre «Russian ballet» Vyacheslav Gordeev, rector of GITIS Grigory Zaslavsky and others.

Deputy Director of the Institute Evgeny Likhachev Borawski, who will also participate in the discussion, told RIA Novosti that the last two decades the concept of «relevant» and «modern» art were treated not quite right.

«We believe that… these terms must be understood so, as is typical for a normal modern Russian literary language. Contemporary art — art that is created by our contemporaries, regardless of the art direction and style in which they work. Contemporary art is understood as art, which has great social significance, which is important for society. Here in this discussion, to raise these issues», — said the scientist.

He added that the discussion needed in order to listen to the opinions of experts from different fields of art.

Medina also will inspect newly opened in Kaluga Innovative cultural centre and visitor centre of national Park «Ugra», get acquainted with the construction of the State Museum of history of cosmonautics named after Tsiolkovsky.