For the first time in Novosibirsk, puppeteers exhibited their creations made for sale abroad. The puppets are sold for an incredible amount of money.
At the exhibition, which these days are being held at the Novosibirsk State University of Architecture, Design and Arts, works by authors from Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo Region are presented. About 300 000 dolls were gathered for the exhibition, according to the newspaper “Evening Novosibirsk” No. 51 dated December 20, 2019.
Most of the works first went offline from the Internet, and are usually sold abroad. According to the organizer of the exhibition, Valentina Kilina, the main idea is to introduce the authors to Novosibirsk residents, to show the work “live”.
“Porcelain articulated dolls are the pearl of our exhibition. In recent years, work in this technique is gaining more and more popularity. But this is a classic boudoir doll. Rich young ladies played with such dolls in the 19th century. It takes one to several months to create it. Each has its own story and character. Everything matters here: costume, pose, facial expression,” says Valentina.
Among the exhibitors, there are not only professional puppeteers, but also representatives of the other professions – doctors, accountants, managers. The organizers plan that next year masters from the European part of Russia and Kazakhstan will join the exhibition.
The exhibition will run from Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until December 28. Free admission.