It is also an exhibition of major works by world-famous contemporary artists rarely exhibited in Russia. Artists include Cecily Brown, Maurizio Cattelan, Antony Gormley, Barbara Kruger, John Miller, Melvin Moti, Rob Pruitt, Neo Rauch, Robert Rauschenberg, Jason Rhoades, Ed Ruscha, Jenny Saville, Cindy Sherman, Elaine Sturtevant, Rosemarie Trockel, and James Turrell. The works selected create a perception shift in the viewer’s imagination, stimulating reactions ranging from uncertainty, hesitation, and critique to admiration, irony, and meditation.
The exhibition aims to move beyond the definition of “inclusion” as making the Museum physically accessible to wider audiences, to explore how a team—which includes differently abled people—can make an exhibition for everyone. Four collaborators with varying disabilities—Elena Fedoseeva, Evgeny Lyapin, Elizaveta Morozova, and Polina Sineva—joined a group of Garage curators to make the final selection of artworks—which are on loan from Moscow-based private collections—and develop the architecture and mediation of the show. Intended as a sensory experience for all audiences, Co–thinkers includes interactive stations that combine a range of tools for perceiving art, including touch and sound. Throughout the show, there is also a large public program of tours, talks, and workshops in the gallery spaces, using new formats that have been conceived specifically for this project. Following the success of the 2015 Garage Mediators Program, which trained members of the public to become guides and interlocutors for visitors to the newly–opened building, Co-thinkers is the focus for the second iteration of this initiative. In response to a general lack of support for and engagement with people with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism in museums, the 2016 Mediators Program comprised a two–month training program devised by one of the co–thinkers, Elizaveta Morozova, to enable Garage volunteers to interact more closely with groups visiting the exhibition. Garage Director Anton Belov commented: “Co–thinkers is the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at making Garage a place accessible to everyone, not just on a physical level, but also in terms of working with the broadest possible range of collaborators and audiences. So we hope that the methods of this project will enable us to build approaches that involve communities who usually don’t feel a contemporary art museum welcomes them.”
“I would like that the regular museum visitor—who very often think an art museum is an ivory tower—could find a personal connection to an exhibition and see how it is interrelated to the social environment around them. Delving into the process of display creation leads to a drastic change of your opinion and I hope that after this project very different audiences, not necessarily with disabilities, can find ways to understand the message the museum shares“ – says one of the co-thinkers, Elizaveta Morozova. The project and its public program will result in a critical analysis by invited specialists and the collaborators, so the co-thinkers working methods could be extrapolated onto the cooperation with other communities.
The Moscow museum of modern art
LARA CHGEN. Moscow. August. 16.2016.
The exhibition: «VII PERMANENT COLLECTION DISPLAY INTERACTION; CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS RESPOND TO MMOMA COLLECTION».
MMOMA presents a new display of works from its vast collection of 20th and 21st-century art. This time, the exhibition is structured around a dialogue between the museum collection and eleven invited artists and art groups. Each of them have created a display or a total installation based on works from MMOMA and exploring the everyday life of a museum collection, including issues relating to preservation and transportation of works, the museum’s acquisitions policy and its legal aspects, as well as the life of the artists whose works are in the collection and the broader questions relating to the role and functioning of museums in the modern world.
The display will occupy both exhibition floors in the main MMOMA building.
The State Tretyakov Gallery.
VICTORIA RED. Moscow. AUGUST. 14.2016
The exhibition: «IVAN AIVAZOVSKY. FOR 200th ANNIVERSARY».
The exhibition of the great artist Ivan Aivazovsky devoted 200th anniversary, is held in the Tretyakov Gallery. There were a lot of exhibitions of this amazing artist during his life (more than 120). The painter received a lot of awards not only in Russia but in France, Turkey, the other countries. In the XX century the paintings of Ivan Aivazovsky were considered “obsolete, commercial». For much time there have not been held the painter’s exhibitions. The Tretyakov State Gallery has made decision to organize the exhibition for visitors. This exhibition has to show the creativity of this painter to modern visitors, the visitors of XXI century. There are several themes in it. The curators of the exhibition try to demonstrate this man as a painter, as a collector. Ivan Aivazovsky is a unique person. He was an art patron, a philanthropist, he was an honorary citizen of Theodosius, he liked to help the others, he spent time and money on help. The Tretyakov Gallery has been preparing a large-scale monographic exhibition of Ivan Aivazovsky. His art includes the themes that touched many generations of artists: the attempts to depict infinite, limitless spaces, the desire to capture the ever-changing nature in a given moment of time. Several paintings have been restored before the exhibition. Aivazovsky was a collector. There are several things of his collection (spyglasses, steering wheel, globe, ship models).Also the curators of the exhibition show us the family of this artist. They want to tell us about his biography, the documentary part of the exhibition tells us about the relatives of the painter. This is an attractive exhibition of the great painter. There is a sea, waves, ships, boats, sails, sailors, storm, different amazing sky in this exhibition Paintings, paintings, paintings. Sea.Sea.Sea. There is a quiet, peaceful, great, amazing, stormy, powerful, black, white, blue, excellent sea, sky, sails, people.
The Center ARTPLAY
VICTORIA RED. Moscow. AUGUST. 10.2016
The exhibition: «BOSCH. VISIONS ALIVE».
ARTPLAY Center works with different artists. ARTPLAY’s separate fast-developing line is associated with the implementation of large-scale cultural and exhibition projects, including international ones, making the Center a bright point on the tourist map of Moscow. Today ARTPLAY Design Center’s exhibition space includes three exhibition halls, which regularly host exhibitions of contemporary art, video art festivals, alternative music concerts, performances, film screenings, lectures and master classes The exhibition: «BOSCH. VISIONS ALIVE». This amazing exhibition is held in this Center. What we can say about this amazing author. For a long time the art historians try to explain the creation of this great Master. Every person understands him in his own way. But for the attitude to the works of art of this painter, I like a lot of them . I agree with the ideas of Paola Volkova. Bosch is a great artist, he shows us his ideas about the Future of our world. He tries to attract our attention the problems human consciousness, mind, mentality. He paints the people without the clothes, naked. He paints strange creatures what are not like people. Our team likes very much Bosch, his art. Some say Hieronymus Bosch was a surrealist artist, a ‘professor of nightmares.’ Some insist that his paintings contain encrypted secret formulas used by alchemists, astrologers and sorcerers of his day and age. And some believe he was a heretic, a follower of banned sects, even though he is known to have been an extremely religious person.
The Museum and exhibition association. MANEGE.
NICKY GREY. AUGUST, 7. 2016.
THE FESTIVAL «GOLDEN TURTLE»
The festival “Golden Turtle” is situated in the Central Manege. The photographers, painters, designers and directors of all over the world show us the beauty of our amazing world. There are a lot of pictures of wildlife, wonderful landscapes, rear shots of the animal life and also the pictures dedicated the environmental problems there. During 10 years this festival tries to tell us about the consequences of the human activity, about this influence with the environment. More 130 countries take art in this Festival. There are more 10000 authors, more 100000 works and more 5000000 visitors from different countries and cities.
The Multimedia Art Museum
NICKY GREY, August. 5. 2016.
The exhibition: «JUST FOREVER».
The wonderful exhibition of Veniamin Golubitskiy was in MAMM. Our team enjoyed watching it. We were able to contemplate our world around. We saw that the journey was passion of this man. But there is not only one passion. First of all we saw that the author wanted to pass us his feelings had by people. Also, we liked much as a photographer tried to show us the daily life. He wanted to show people’s life, their work, how they have a rest. What actions are bringing joy, pleasure and what actions make to grieve.
Photographer’s mask designates the position of a researcher and an observer. Traveling offers the best way to accumulate a personal collection of observations. Veniamin Golubitsky is a photographer who travels. And his new show is a carnival where far away lands and neighboring towns race before our eyes: Europe, America, Asia, and… Moscow. The cultural revolution of the XXI century is associated with the spread of photography. Fascination with it is a crucial part for the foundations of a new type of culture. It is a milestone in the transition from Homo Legens to Homo Visibilis. It means that the old representative of intelligentsia, a thoughtful reader and an enthusiastic writer, has been replaced with a new type of the intellectual whose interests and ambitions are associated with the sphere of the visual. This type of a human being is an attentive viewer and a “registration” addict. It is a person who strives to “capture the instant” in order to express himself. Veniamin Golubitsky is an author of this new generation. And his experience in art is an example of creative evolution: from the poet to the photographer, from the collector of books to the collector of the images of reality. “Author” is an accurate definition for the composer of the new type for whom the goal is more important than the means of achieving it. So the shift from one media to the other is associated with the change in the main language of reality.
VICTORIA RED. JULY, 31. 2016.
The exhibition: «RUSSIAN SPACE»
The “Russian Space” is dedicated to the first space flight of Y.A.Gagarin. The authors of this exhibition want to show us the history of creation of the spaceship. There are drawings and notes of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, severel works of religious philosophical Nikolai Fyodorov, Y.A.Gagarin’s pictures made by Valery Gende-Rote, certainly, the notes of Korolyov, works of artists of the avant-garde in the hute exhibition. The original drawings and texts of K.Tsiolkovsky have been interesting for us. Also the dirigible and the model of spaceship have impressed us. There are manuscripts, notes, small drawings of the scientists who thought about the space, imagined this flight, tried to draw the layout of the spaceship, one drawing of K. Tsiolkovsky who wanted to imagine a behavior of the people in a weightlessness. The works of the painters who were interested in the theme of space, liked us. The artists have to have some knowledge for drawing space. The imagination is an essence of the space’s idea that period. Reality and imagination must blend in, and interconnect for our understanding of the space. The artists paint for audience their imagination of this unknown world.
LARA CHGEN. Moscow. August, 3.2016.
The exhibition: «RODCHENKO ART SCHOOL. 10 YEARS»
Special project of the 5th Moscow International Biennale for young Art
During ten years The Rodchenko School is glad to create unusual projects by her students. Using modern things for making their works the students of the School impress us their ideas. The students show us the vision of a modern young man to our world. The curators of the exhibition have tried to do the exhibition space in that every visitor can feel in the atmosphere of the School. There is a photo lab at the exhibition. We imagine that we are in the photo lab where all the pictures are doing without the use of digital technologies. The students make various experiments with black and white and also color printing of the pictures. The examples of such experiments are shown at the exhibition.
VICTORIA RED. Moscow. JULY. 29.2016.
The exhibition: «RAMIFICATIONS’.
There is a very interesting exhibition of the British School of Design in the gallery RuArts. The name of this project has got a specific meaning. On the one hand this name tells us that the authors of this exhibition are young, and on the other hand this name says “run, run, run away.” The young artists ask us to think about the interior sentiments of the man, about the desire of the man to go away, to hide, to run away from our vanity. The pace of our life is fast. Every year this rhythm of life becomes faster. The young artists try to understand the place of the man in our world, they want to understand this place if it is present, real or our place is determined by our past.
There are pictures, installations, sculptures, video art work in this project.
University’s Botanic Garden (the “Apothecary Garden”)
NICKY GREY. JULY, 27. 2016.
Each member of our team likes this small place in the center of Moscow. This place is very interesting, attractive and amazing. It is the “Apothecary Garden. In spring, in summer, in autumn in winter there is a lot of interesting which we could see. It is the best place for walking. There is a pond, flowers, trees, fish, turtles in this wonderful garden. There are rare plants which we try to conserve. A lot of them are written in the Red Book. There are always several exhibitions in summer. There are two greenhouses in the park. Some Festivals we hold there during the year: the Festival of the Orchid in winter, the Festival of the Lily in summer. There is a small apothecary garden. There are various medicinal herbs in this garden. It was founded by PETER the Great. During the wars this garden was protected carefully. The Garden finishes to work only in March during several weeks. We sow, plant and prepare for the Festival of the flowers. more
The Gallery TRIUMPH
LARA CHGEN. JULY, 22. 2016.
The exhibition: «EXTENSION.IR:tehran. capital in CAPITAL letters».
Our team visited Gallery and saw interesting and unusual exhibition dedicated the capital of Iran. It is the 3rd exhibition of EXTENSION project, which showcases the current art scene in different countries. “Extension.ir: Tehran. capital in CAPITAL letters” exhibition demonstrates contemporary artists from Iran. The exhibition is included in parallel program of V Moscow Young Art International Biennale.“Extension.ir” exhibition has showcased Iranian artists, a generation who had raised in 1980s after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Eleven artists, most of which are living in Tehran, took part in the exhibition. The works included in “Extension.ir” are related to city life, interpretation of monument functions, ecological conditions, shifts in the historical look of Tehran last decades. We saw the capital of this country as one organism which are changing all time, where the past unites and gets in touch with the present. We saw how the world around the city is changing. We saw what the people living there accept the changes. The architect and artist Hamed Khosravi is one of the co-authors of the book what examines archeology of Tehran since it became the capital of Iran to our days on the example of private spaces that substituted publicity for city dwellers. Life hidden behind the walls and compelled loneliness are the subjects of many Iranian artists, film directors and writers. Therefore Khosravi will present his project dedicated to Tehran of future with open public spaces having emerged as a result of a radical shift of state policy in relation to man. We knew a lot of interesting things about the capital of this country.
The Multimedia Art Museum
NICKY GREY. JULY, 19. 2016.
The exhibition: «EUROPEAN TRAVELS OF PAVEL TRETYAKOV»
The ‘European Travels of Pavel Tretyakov’ exhibition devised by the State Tretyakov Gallery showcases Pavel Mikhailovich’s journeys across Europe. This extensive collection of unique photographs from the second half of the 19th to early 20th century is shown for the first time, and gives an idea of the sights seen by Pavel Tretyakov and his family in various European cities. The photographs were taken by the best photographers of that period: the Fratelli Alinari, J. and D. Anderson, E. Behles, G. Brogi, the Gaillot brothers, T. Cuccioni, P. Lombardi, G. Sommer, J.A. Braun, G. Le Gray, J. Hautecoeur, P. Robert, C.A. Blázquez, J. Laurent, and others. Also on display are works by photographers from major publishing houses in Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy, France and Switzerland. Many of these prints are veritable masterpieces of art photography. They provide visitors to the exhibition with an opportunity to stroll along the streets of European cities and visit famous museums and churches, observing masterpieces of painting and sculpture as they appeared in the second half of the 19th to early 20th century.
The Central House of Artists
LARA CHGEN. JULY, 12. 2016
The exhibition: «THE MIRACULOUS». ALBERT BENOIS.
Our team visited the amazing and informative exhibition of Albert Benois, the great artist. There are paintings (about 50 works of the art) what are in the private collections. The huge part of the exhibition is devoted to archival materials. There are the lists of the works of this painter. These paintings took part in various exhibitions (personal, annual exhibitions of the different Unions). There are materials about more thousand drawings of Benois in this archival directory. He was born in 1926 in Saint Petersburg. He studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts and he took private watercolor lessons. He traveled a lot (Italy, Spain, France) and he drew. He was also travelling in Russia and Asia. During the trips he improved the technique of watercolor. He taught at the Imperial Academy of Arts. Two years later, he accompanied an expedition by the Petrograd Institute of Geology to the northern coast where he produced a series of paintings. In 1924, he went to Paris to visit his daughter, the opera singer Maria Tcherepnin and decided to remain there. Two years later, he was elected a member of the Paris Academy of Fine Arts. He donated many of his works to charities that assisted Russian artists living abroad. In his later years, he suffered from a disease of the feet and was cared for by his daughter. He died at a nursing home in a suburb of Paris in 1936. If you are fond of watercolor painting and want to know more about the creators of this interesting technique You must visit this exhibition and see these beautiful paintings.
The Pushkin State Museum of the art.
NICKY GREY. JULY, 11. 2016.
THE EXHIBITION IS DEDICATED TO THE 110th ANNIVERSARY OF ILYA SIIBERSTEIN’S BIRTH (1905-1988).
Ilya Silberstein was a prominent researcher, art collector and public figure who initiated the creation of the Museum of Private Collections (today known as Private Collections Department) of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, where he has eventually donated his collection of paintings, prints and drawings by Russian and Western European artists of the 16th – 20th century. The Museum of Private Collections was founded in 1985 and opened its doors to visitors in 1994. The exhibition will present paintings, prints and drawings created by masters of leading European schools: Luca Cambiaso, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Bosschaert, Leonaert Bramer, Jan van Bijlert, Bartholomaus Spranger, Anthelme François Lagrenée; works by Russian painters of the 18th – 20th century: Alexander Ivanov, Karl Bryullov, Vladimir Borovikovsky, Alexey Bogolyubov, Ilya Repin, Ivan Shishkin, Valentin Serov, Mikhail Vrubel. The exhibition will also feature an unusually extensive selection of artworks created by Western European artists for Russian collectors and art lovers – Pietro Gonzago, Giacomo Quarenghi, Jean-François Thomas de Tomon, academic drawings, Decembrists’ portraits by Nikolay Bestuzhev, works by the “Mir Iskusstva” group. The Russian State Archive of Literature and Arts will contribute to the display by providing complimentary printed materials with its archive documents.
LARA CHGEN. JULY, 2. 2016.
The exhibition: «INSIDE OF THE ART’.
There is an unusual project in this museum called «Inside of the art”. This project is dedicated to 120 anniversary of the first X-ray. Ten young painters take part in it. This exhibition is made for V of the Moscow Biennale of the Young Art.
X-ray are great discovery for scientific research both a man and various things. There is an attempt to explore all the layers of paint of the painting and a canvas, too. The organizers of the exhibition offer the viewer to penetrate to the picture. There are different X-rays of the famous paintings of the post-impressionists in this exhibition. The organizers also offer us to see works of the young artists dedicated to the theme of the interference art and technology. There are two goals: various possibilities of the new technology in art and to attract attention of the young painters to this problem.