Sochi artists Vladimir and Victoria Kirilenko as part of a tour presented in Tyumen their exhibition "Football and eternity", which consists of 35 paintings devoted to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Vladimir Kirilenko told Welcome2018.com that the works are in a grotesque style, full of humor, irony and laughter.
"This is a unique look at life through the prism of football,” Kirilenko said. “Passing the exhibition from city to city, we want not only to support our athletes, but also to unite fans in such cultural and sporting manner. Residents of eight major Russian cities have already seen the exhibition, and now we are negotiating its further advancement," he added.
Kirilenko also said that token painting “Luck” will be passed to every city that will host the exhibition, where the organizers of the exhibition leave their wishes. "The picture was painted 12 years ago wishing to see the World Cup held in Russia. Now in each city we add new message to the canvas," the artist said.
Victoria and Vladimir Kirilenko - authors of the international project "Road to Jerusalem" and "Letter to the President", which were presented at the anniversary celebrations of the United Nations on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of UNIDO, at the World Exhibition in Hanover in 2006 and at the World Economic Forum in Sochi in 2015 . In addition, their exhibition "Sochi - birthplace of the Gods", dedicated to the 2014 Olympic Games was displayed in 25 cities - from Vladivostok to Athens - and won the UNESCO award.