The International Council of the Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design was joined by Marina Loshak, Director of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.
From 2020, the Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design, being arranged for the third time in St. Petersburg, is officially granted an international status with the support of the Representative Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg. This resulted in establishment of the International Council for the Awards, particular, seeking to bring in experts and participants from abroad to the Awards.
Vladimir Zapevalov, the Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg is the Chairman of the Council. Besides Marina Loshak, the Council includes Zelfira Tregulova, Director General of the State Tretyakov Gallery; Sergei Garmonin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Russia to Switzerland; Yves Rossier, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Switzerland in the Russian Federation; Roger M. Kull, Consul General of Switzerland in St. Petersburg; Kwon Dong Seok, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in St. Petersburg; and Valentina Orlova, Chairman of the Board of the World Club of St. Petersburgers.
Marina Loshak is one of the leading curators dealing with the Russian Avant-Garde art. Cofounder, co-owner, and Art Director of the Proun Gallery at Vinzavod from 2007; Art Director of the Moscow Museum Exhibition Complex Manege in 2012 to 2013.
From July 1, 2013, Marina Loshak has been Head of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Remaining loyal to museum traditions set up by the museum founder Ivan Tsvetayev, she develops new trends, demonstrating connections between the classical and the contemporary art. Under the project “21st century Pushkin Museum,” the following exhibitions were arranged in the museum: “Rembrandt. A different perspective” by Dmitry Gutov (2015), “Vitruvian Man” by Alexander Ponomarev (2015), “View” by Irina Nakhova (2016—2017), “Self-Portraits through Art History” by Yasumasa Morimura (2017), and “October” by Cai Guo-Qiang (2017).
In 2017, the museum has taken part in Venice Biennale for the first time, presenting their exhibition “Human as Bird. Voyage Images” under the parallel program.
Director of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts puts a special focus on maintenance and enhancement of international relations, which enables arrangement of top exhibitions in partnership with globally famous museums and galleries, namely: “Piero della Francesca and contemporaries. Marian images in Renaissance painting from the Museums of Italy” (2014), “Raku ceramics. Universe in a tea bowl. Artworks from Japanese collections” (2015), “The Cranach Family: between Renaissance and Mannerism” (2016), “Congo River: Arts of Central Africa” from the collection of the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris (2016), “Renaissance Venice. Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese” from the Italian and Russian collections (2017), “From Tiepolo to Canaletto” (2018), and “Masterpieces of the Leiden Collection” (2018).
The international collaboration also resulted in exhibitions of art works origination from the collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts abroad: “Masterpieces of new art. Shchukin Collection” from collections of the State Hermitage and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (2016—2017, France), “Masterpieces of French Art from the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Gotha” (2017, Germany), “Rodchenko in the collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts” (2017, France), and “The Pushkin Museum. Five centuries of graphic art” (2018, France).
Moreover, Marina Loshak manages a large-scale project for the museum reconstruction, which involves establishment of the Museum Quarters with new exposition venues, as well as renovation of the historical building complex. By 2022, the museum premises will be extended more than twice and reach 105,00 m2. The Museum Quarters will comprise nine buildings, each of them with venues for permanent and temporary exhibitions, the museum depository, stores, lecture halls, public zones, and cafes.
Entries for the 3rd International Golden Trezzini Awards will be accepted at www.goldtrezzini.ru from April 15 through October 15. The Awards supported by the Mission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg is intended to scout for architectural, designer and restoration projects that in terms of artistic value can be regarded as works of art. Participation in the Awards is free of charge.
The General Partner of the Golden Trezzini Awards is the State Museum of St. Petersburg History. The System Partner is RBI Group. The Official Awarding Partner is LenRusStroy Building Corporation. To see a full list of the Awards partners, please, check: https://goldtrezzini.ru/partners2020/.
Photo: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts