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Sculpture to the International Day of Human Space Flight

April 12 is the International Day of Human Space Flight celebrating the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin in 1962. The Mediacenter of Zaryadye park (Moscow) has initiated a large-scale group art project COS20MOS21 which rethinks the themes of the infinity of the Universe, galactic flights and human life beyond the Earth. The major place takes the sculpture by Valentin Korzhov “Observer of Immense Space”. It features the face of Gagarin as a beholder of two conditions: earthly and cosmic, personal and historical. This three-meter art object reflects on the deep philosophical roots of Russian Cosmism, the spiritual origins of the first human space flight and the transcendent act of overcoming the metaphysical borders.

Author: Valentin Korzhov, Observer of Immense Space, 2021, mixed media, multimedia, 300 × 650 × 250 cm. Video: Iraida Yusupova, Valentin Korzhov
Posted on: April 12, 2021

April 12 is the International Day of Human Space Flight celebrating the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin in 1962. The Mediacenter of Zaryadye park (Moscow) has initiated a large-scale group art project COS20MOS21 which rethinks the themes of the infinity of the Universe, galactic flights and human life beyond the Earth. The major place takes the sculpture by Valentin Korzhov “Observer of Immense Space”. It features the face of Gagarin as a beholder of two conditions: earthly and cosmic, personal and historical. This three-meter art object reflects on the deep philosophical roots of Russian Cosmism, the spiritual origins of the first human space flight and the transcendent act of overcoming the metaphysical borders.

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