Diana Kroshilova

Exhibitions

Floralia – Munich, 2023

I am currently taking part in the “Floralia” International Mail Art Exhibition at the Kunsttreff Moosach. This exhibition is further integrated in the Flower Power Festival, which takes place from 03.02. – 07.10.2023 all over Munich.

THE FESTIVAL
Munich in a floral frenzy. And that for nine months. Indoors and outdoors. In parks and gardens, but also surprisingly and differently. On asphalt squares and canvases, in art spaces, lecture halls and restaurants. Theatrically, musically and literarily. And much more. With hundreds of actors.

Everything revolves around the flower. Its aesthetics. Its sustainability. Its science. It is artistic and natural, fascinating and versatile. As multifaceted as the urban society that participates in the festival in the most diverse areas. Munich celebrates.

Exhibition view of “Floralia” International Mail Art Exhibition at the Kunsttreff Moosach, Munich, Germany. Photo credit Susanne Eva Maria Fischbach

At the Flower Power Festival Munich 2023 everything revolves around blossoms, literally but also figuratively. Science, sustainability, plant diversity, garden art, climate change, biodiversity, aesthetics, quality of life – these and many more are conceivable topics that can be staged, be it with exhibitions, workshops, walks, theatre performances, installations and more. Indoors, outdoors and digitally are the festival’s playgrounds.

The Gasteig, Europe’s largest cultural centre, the Munich-Nymphenburg Botanical Garden, BIOTOPIA – Bavaria’s Natural History Museum and the Kunsthalle München are the impetus behind the festival. Many actors can identify with the themes of nature, culture, city and blossom, which describe the core idea of the festival. There are hardly any limits to creativity. Anyone and everyone can participate, that is the basic idea.

In addition to participation, inclusion will play an important role this time. The festival offers the chance to sensitise many people to the topic and at the same time to enable as many people as possible to participate in cultural life. Ideally, this could result in sustainable impulses that move something in our society in the long term.

In the past decades, the depiction of blossoms, flowers, plants or nature in general has always played a major role in the visual arts: Be it that the ornament is used as a stylistic device, as a central, aesthetic-decorative motif, often also symbolically charged. Or whether it is explored thematically by illuminating nature as a habitat or by trying to reflect on and return to nature, especially in the urban environment.
What role does nature play in current contemporary art? How do we reflect on this theme? Do we present an idealised view of the beauty of nature, a “source of power” in aesthetic perception that puts us in a positive mood? As part of our everyday experiences? Or are we portraying new ways of seeing that take into account the influence of humans and their interaction with nature?

– The artist association Kunstrefugium e.V.

The sent artwork can be purchased by visitors at the Kunsttreff for a small donation of at least 5 euros. The donations go directly to the Green City e.V. association, an association aiming to create more green spaces in urban living spaces.
The catalog for the project can be purchased at cost price: 15 Euros + 2,50 Euros shipping costs.

Exhibition Date: September 7 – September 17, 2023
Exhibition Place: Kunsttreff Moosach, Donauwörther Str. 51, 80997 Munich, Germany
Organized by: The artist association Kunstrefugium e.V.
Learn more: https://www.floralia-mailart.de/ & https://www.kunstrefugium.de/ & https://www.flowerpowermuc.de/ & https://www.kunsttreff-moosach.de/

“Jump to the future” (the burial)

A few months ago my work has been selected for the “LeoniArt Project 2057 – Jump to the future” – International Exhibition curated by Corrado Leoni (I wrote about it in one of my previous posts).

Now the time capsule will sleep for 34 long years. The images will remain secret until the opening of the box.

34 years later, on May 7th 2057 (5-7-57) Corrado Leoni or his trusted collaborators will exhume the box, opening it and publishing the artworks on internet or in other media or sharing device available in that year. After May 2057 Corrado Leoni or his trusted collaborators will do their best to organize an exhibition with all the artworks found in the box.

For more information please check out: https://www.leoniartproject.org/

Tempus Fugit – Palazzo del BUE

The exhibition “Tempus Fugit” curated by Franco Ballabeni was first shown in Museo della Cultura Contadina in Colico, Italy between 6 May and 10 June 2023.

In July 2023 the exhibition were shown once more in the Palazzo del Bue in Rivarolo Mantovano, Italy.

Exhibition Date: July 1 – July 30, 2023
Exhibition Place: Palazzo del BUE, Via Marconi, 44, Rivarolo Mantovano, Italy
Curated by: Franco Ballabeni
Learn more: https://palazzodelbue.it/

Festival du Roc Castel – 2023

Here are some photographs of the International Mail Art Exhibition “La carte et la cartographie” that my artwork is being exhibited. The event is part of the Festival du Roc Castel 2023.

Exhibition Date: July 27 – July 30, 2023
Exhibition Place: Festival du Roc Castel, Le Caylar, France
Learn more: https://festival-roc-castel.eu/

Jump to the future – 2057

I’m thrilled to announce that my work has been selected for the “LeoniArt Project 2057 – Jump to the future” – International Exhibition of Visionary Art.

Type and dates of the event: It will be a special event, divided in four different phases:

a) In a period between May and August 2023 all the artworks will be collected, printed by resistant material and inserted in a special sealedbox.
The box will be brought in a secret place and buried by Corrado Leoni (LeoniArt). A video about this phase will be published.
The geographical coordinates and right input to track the place will be delivered to trusted young collaborators.

b) After the burial of the box, only the names of the artists involved in the event will be published and mentioned on LeoniArt Projectwebspaces, while the artists and Corrado Leoni (LeoniArt) cannot share or publish the artworks anywhere. The images will remain secret until the opening of the box. If an artwork will be found online or shown in public, it will be automatically disqualified and not more exposed at thefinal exhibition. A big artwork made by Corrado Leoni (LeoniArt), containing a stone with the names of the participants will be displayed inmany future LeoniArt exhibitions from 2023 to 2057 for the promotion of the event.

c) 34 years later, on May 7th 2057 (5-7-57) Corrado Leoni or his trusted collaborators will exhume the box, opening it and publishing the artworks on internet or in other media or sharing device available in that year.

d) After May 2057 Corrado Leoni (LeoniArt) or his trusted collaborators will do their best to organize an exhibition with all the artworks found in the box.

For more information please check out: https://www.leoniartproject.org/

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Official kick off event ⬇️

La vie de château – France

I am currently taking part in the International Mail Art Exhibition “La vie de château” at the Château du Plessis in La Riche, France.

Exhibition Date: June 24 – July 28, 2023
Exhibition Place: Château du Plessis, 118 Rue du Plessis, 37520 La Riche, Indre-et-Loire, France
Learn more: https://mail-art-chateau.blogspot.com/ & https://www.leplessis.net/

LA PALABRA [IN]VISIBLE

Here are some photographs and video of the International Mail Art Exhibition “La Palabra [IN]VISIBLE” where my artwork has been exhibited on the San Pedro Street in Marchena, Spain.

The exhibition is dedicated to the famous writer Italo Calvino on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Exhibition view of “La Palabra [IN]VISIBLE” on the San Pedro Street in Marchena, Spain. Photo credit Mail Art en la Escuela

Video credit: rtvmarchena.es

Exhibition Date: June 12 – June 18, 2023
Exhibition Place: San Pedro Street, Marchena, Sevilla, Spain
Organizers: Mail Art en la Escuela, IES Isidro de Arcenegui, IES López de Arenas
Learn more: https://mailartenlaescuela.blogspot.com/
https://sites.google.com/view/mail-art-en-la-escuela/convocatoria-iv?authuser=0
https://universocalvinosevilla.wordpress.com/

Tempus Fugit – Photo

Here are some photographs of the International Mail Art Exhibition “Tempus Fugit” that my artwork is being exhibited at the Museo della Cultura Contadina in Colico, Italy.

Exhibition Date: May 6 – June 10, 2023
Exhibition Place: Museo della Cultura Contadina, Via Campione 31, Colico, Italy
Curated by: Franco Ballabeni
Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/503607868245809/
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https://www.museocontadinocolico.it

Orange, mon Ange d’Orage – Belgium

I am currently taking part in the International Mail Art Exhibition “Orange, mon Ange d’Orage” at the NL 44 in Gent, Belgium.

Exhibition view of “Orange, mon Ange d’Orage” International Mail Art Exhibition at the NL 44 in Gent, Belgium. Photo credit Aschwin Van den Abeele

Exhibition Date: April 30 – May 29, 2023
Exhibition Place: NL 44, Nieuwland 44, Gent, Belgium
Curated by: Mariël van den Eerenbeemt, Eric De Volder & Tania Desmet
Learn more: https://www.artawwaw.com/mailart-nl44
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Watch a video review of the “Orange, mon Ange d’Orage” exhibition @ NL 44 by Patrick Baele: https://youtu.be/U5WYPzYK_eM