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Sri Lankan art showcased in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia at ‘Art Mir’ Exhibition

February 02, Moscow, Russia (LNW): The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia proudly presented the rich arts and culture of Sri Lanka at the ‘Art Mir’ exhibition held in Nizhny Novgorod on January 27, 2024, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Moscow said in a statement.

The ‘Art Mir’ Exhibition, a collective showcase of thousands of artworks by contemporary artists, featured various forms of artistic expression, including paintings, graphic arts, and sculptures. Sri Lanka, along with South Korea and Armenia, represented the cultural diversity of foreign countries in a special section of the exhibition.

The Sri Lankan Embassy’s display included traditional batik paintings, musical instruments, and other cultural artifacts, providing a glimpse into the island’s vibrant culture and history.

Each exhibit was accompanied by descriptive plates to enhance the audience’s understanding.

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Russia, Prof. Janitha A. Liyanage, graced the Opening Ceremony on January 26, 2024, as the guest of honour.

The event also saw the presence of Olga Guseva, Minister of International and Interregional Relations of the Nizhny Novgorod region, Mikhail Pelchenkov, Deputy Minister of Culture, Curators of the Exhibition, and Coordinators of the International Zone.

Ambassador Liyanage actively participated in a roundtable discussion on Diplomacy and Art, where participants shared insights into the impact of art and humanitarian cooperation on fostering relationships between people.

The Art Project Through Artist’s Eyes was supported and organised by the coordinators Daria Karacheva, Cultural Advisor of the Russian Association of International Cooperation, Artur Mirzoyan, and Tatyana Dvoryadkina.

The ‘Art Mir’ Exhibition, hosted at the Nizhny Novgorod Fair, will remain open to the public from January 27 to February 4, 2024, offering a continued opportunity for the Russian public to explore and appreciate the cultural richness of Sri Lanka.

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