Theatre Museum is hosting an exhibition of the extraordinary Sharmanka
performing sculptures of Eduard Berudsky, enacting folk tales
from the artist’s native Russian culture.
When one, Noah’s
Ark (pictured above), was installed in the foyer of the National
Theatre last Christmas, it amazed and beguiled audiences, including
me, with the collision of the mechanical and the macabre, the inanimate
metal coming to life with movement and music.
of Babel - detail
Berudsky, who first
started creating these massive pieces in St Petersburg in 1990 and
has subsequently been based in Glasgow, will present some of his
most famous sculptures, including The Tower of Babel and
The Big Organ Grinder, as well as two works especially created
for the Theatre Museum.
|The Big Organ
Grinder - detail
will come to life at regular intervals throughout the day. The exhibition
runs from 16 July 2002 to 23 February 2003.
Russell Street, Covent Garden
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Open daily Tues - Sun 10am - 6pm Admission is free
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