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COSTUME AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY 1990 - 2015
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION JUNE 15 - AUGUST 23, 2015 AT THE A.A. BAKHRUSHIN STATE CENTRAL THEATRE MUSEUM IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA.
Dear curators and designers:
Please allow me to express my deepest gratitude for your contribution to the creation of this amazing parade of talents! Congratulations and thank you for your dedicated work in the name of Theater Arts.
1200 images have been selected to be printed both in the catalog and for display at the exhibition "Costume at the Turn of the Century, 1990 -2015" by the executive committee of the Theatre Museum in Moscow. Over 200 designers will take part in this exhibition. However, all of the participants who submitted their work will be shown in a digital format on the monitors during the exhibition and all of your names will be listed in the catalog.
The dates of the exhibition are June 15-Aug. 23, 2015.
This year our exhibition “Costume at the Turn of the Century 1990 – 2015” overlaps with the Prague Quadrenial-2015, an important theater conference and event in the Czech Republic. Therefore, the executive committee has decided to offer the opening ceremony at the museum twice.
The first one will be on June 15 - for the general public and those who can only come to Moscow before the opening of the Prague Quadrennial on June 17.
The second opening ceremony in Moscow will take place after the conference in Prague, on June 29, for the participants of the exhibition and visitors who wish to attend this unique and the largest ever theatrical costume exhibition.
A short history of the project:
This exhibit was initiated through the collaboration between OISTAT and the A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum in Moscow, Russia.
The idea for this exhibition originated four years ago after the meeting of the OISTAT Costume Design Group in Prague, during the Prague Quadrennial - 2011.
This exhibition will present work of costume designers from 34 countries and will cover the period of the past 25 years.
The exhibition showcases costume design projects for theatre, opera, dance, film, fashion and performing art. This will include costume renderings, production photos, 3D costume installations, artistic images of costumes in other settings, as well as short performance videos. Some of the work will be presented in a digital portfolio format.
Our intention is to give the opportunity to expand the horizons of costume craftsmen and designers through showcasing a variety of styles and ideas, development of new materials and technologies in contemporary theatre. We hope that all those amazing designs will inspire participants, as well as visitors of this exhibition.
All of the data we collected for the exhibition will be included in the catalog "Costume At The Turn Of The Century 1990 -2015”. It will also be archived, preserved and shared with professionals, educators and future designers, as well as for the general public through the OISTAT/BCSTM Gallery on our website:
This exhibition is created as a tribute to COSTUMES AND COSTUMIERS at the turn of this century. Our plan is to continue to collect and update the data in the future on our website.
We are also looking for sponsors and organizations interested in bringing this exhibition to their own country.
From the bottom of my heart, I sincerely want to thank the management and staff of the A.A. Bakhrushin Central State Theatre Museum, all of the participants and especially the curators of this exhibition, for your contribution to the creation of this extraordinary project.
A.A. Bukhrushin State Central Theatre Museum
Head of the Project:
“Costume at the Turn of the Century 1990 -2015”
Dmitry Rodionov firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief curator of:
"Costume at the Turn of the Century 1990 - 2015"
Igor Roussanoff email@example.com
Designers chosen for Physical (3D) Costumes/Prints & Digital Display
Designers chosen for Digital Display
Visa to Russia and travel accommodations:
Those who are interested in traveling to Moscow and are in need of a personal invitation should send a request to the museum at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please attach all personal information for invitation, including expected dates of your visit.)
You will also find all the necessary information for obtaining a Russian visa on the web site of the Russian Embassy or Consulate in your country.
At this moment, we are working on a cultural and entertainment program for you, which will include visits to theaters, museums and historical places while you are in Moscow.
We will post all this information on our website:
along with information about the hotels in Moscow offering a discount for the exhibitors and guests of the event.
Additional Hotel Information:
If you are interested in booking hotel stay at a discounted price from one of our sponsors Mercure-Ibis and wish to stay in the same hotel as our regional curators, please click the link to view/download the hotel registration form:
Please make sure to fill out all information accurately and read all directions carefully.
3D Costume Submission:
Dear Curators and participants,
Thank you again for your dedication to the costume event in Moscow. I hope to see all of you at the opening ceremony in June.
I am currently working with the museum to gather additional funding for the purchasing of dress forms in order to display the actual costumes that the designers plan on showcasing at the exhibition.
At this moment, the museum is asking you to send a confirmation of the 3D costume submissions in PowerPoint format (low-resolution). It must include a clear picture of the costume, name of the artist & bio, as well as information about the costume and size of the mannequin.
Taking into consideration that designers have to send costumes at their own expense and understanding that not every designer can or will be able to afford the shipping, I want us to be realistic in this situation.
Also, I want you to encourage the designers to find sponsors who can possibly pay for their shipment (universities, art organizations, private donors, etc.)
Please understand it is a very costly exhibition to produce. The original budget for the exhibition has already been enormously extended due to the increased number of images (from 300 originally planed to 1200) the museum has agreed to print for the display.
Nonetheless, we do not have to pay a registration fee, application fee or any other fee that is a part of the usual procedure at any expo or conference in the world. Moreover, we are all getting a discounted price for a catalog, as well as for accommodation at the hotel in Moscow.
However, in your PowerPoint you may include a note: "the designer has no funds to mail the costume". I promise I will do my best to find any possible support for those who really need it. But please be reasonable, as it will be very challenging. Only a few participants will be able to receive help.
I am trying to work my magic, so help me God.
Please download the attached sample of the 3D costume PowerPoint submission
Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - AABSCTM - June-August 2015
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