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Arts Calendar / January 25 / Exhibitions
It's Forbidden to Forbid
With the support of the French Institute affiliated with the French Embassy in Russia, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents the exhibition "It's Forbidden to Forbid", the first part of a two-part project dedicated to the events of the 1968 movement in Paris and their impact on contemporary culture and society. The display at the MMOMA includes the original posters of 1968-1970 from private collections, magazines and newspapers of the time, video interviews with the protesters, special literature, documentaries and feature films, as well as a timeline of the 1968 movement events in France, Vietnam and Eastern Europe. 50 years ago France experienced large-scale upheaval, which made history as ‘May ‘68’, or the ‘May revolution’. The student riots in Paris grew into a wildcat general strike and then into a political crisis, which led to the dissolution of Parliament and early elections. The events of that spring and early summer in France are compared to a revolution, which, even though it didn’t overthrow the regime, had a crucial effect on the transformation of government and society and jumpstarted far-reaching social and cultural changes. Until 10.02.19.
Moscow Museum of Modern Art (at Yermolayevsky per.) 
Arkhip Kuindzhi
Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842-1910), an outstanding landscape painter, is one of the most memorable figures in Russian painting of the second half of the 19th century. Kuindzhi created a special type of romantic landscape based on a realistic perception of the world transformed by the artist’s personal touch. His innovativeness manifested itself in untiring searches and experiments with light, color, paint pigments; the artist deliberately used the latest discoveries in physics and chemistry in his art. Thanks to this special exhibition held by the Tretyakov Gallery, one will have a chance to see more than 120 Kuindzhi works from the collections of the Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Museum and several regional museums that possess the painter’s works of exceptional quality. The exhibition will also put special emphasis on the artist’s studies, artistic quests and experiments. Until 17.02.19.
Tretyakov Art Gallery 
Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973). Retrospective
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents for the first time in Russia an extensive solo exhibition of Jacques Lipchitz, a major personality in the 20th century sculpture, a foremost figure in the School of Paris, a close friend of Amedeo Modigliani, Chaïm Soutine and Pablo Picasso. The project is a part of the 70th anniversary celebration of the Israel State foundation. The artistic oeuvre of Jacques Lipchitz can now be found in different countries, forming part of best world museum and private collections. His solo exhibitions’ story started in 1920, while his retrospective shows’ record dates back to 1936. A Soviet art historian Abram Efros defined Lipchitz’s artworks as ‘the highest point, the climax of Russian integration’ into the western art world. The exhibition at the MMOMA will introduce the Moscow public to the art of one of the most significant sculptors of the 20th century. Besides, it will be a historic event for the world art scene, and rightfully so, as Lipchitz, a Franco-American artist of Jewish origin, was born in the Russian Empire, and now an extensive display of his works will be open in Russia for the first time ever. Until 03.03.19.
Moscow Museum of Modern Art  
Pioneers of American Modernism. Ezra Stoller
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents the works Ezra Stoller, an outstanding American architectural photographer of the 20th century. Stoller’s images convey the three-dimensional experience of architecture through a two-dimensional medium with careful attention to vantage point and lighting conditions as well as line, color, form and texture. Among the iconic structures he photographed are Fallingwater, the Guggenheim Museum, the Seagram Building, and the TWA Terminal. Often the images are as familiar as the buildings they document. Ezra Stoller’s work included photographs of science and technology, factories and industrial production plus commercial and residential architecture. His work can be seen as social history as well as documents of design and construction. Until 03.02.2019.
Lumiere Brothers Photogallery 
Still Art Collection. Selected Works
For over 20 years Multimedia Art Museum has been showcasing the works of such outstanding fashion photographers as Guy Bourdin, Patrick Demarchelier, Annie Leibowitz, Norman Parkison, Jean-Marie Perrier and many others. Now, however, the museum presents a unique opportunity to see their best works in the same room with other legendary photo artists including Giovanni Gastel, Douglas Kirkland, Michel Comte, Miles Aldridge, Denis Peel, Noe Sendas, and Steve Shapiro. "Still Art Collection. Selected Works" exhibition aims to not only introduce the wide audience to the genre of fashion photography of the past two centuries, but also trace its development, in its full variety and complexity, featuring not only the masterpieces of its pioneers but also the works of their students and followers that have become the classics of world photography today. Until 24.02.19
Multimedia Art Museum 
The Fabric of Felicity
In fall 2018, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art presents The Fabric of Felicity, an international project showcasing clothes in art outside the context of the fashion industry. The exhibition spans five continents and features over forty artists, including representatives of historical avant-gardes, members of the Soviet and Brazilian underground art scenes, and new generation artists from Russia, Japan, USA, Zimbabwe, and other countries. The geography of the show is built around twenty-first-century “silk roads:” the intercontinental transport routes and production cycles of raw materials, textiles, and ready-to-wear garments from democratic global brands. Based on a series of research trips stretching from Sweden to Bangladesh by way of Ivanovo (Russia) and Biella (Italy), The Fabric of Felicity undermines stereotypical notions of East and West, Global South and Global North and suggests an equality of artistic media, methods, and traditions. The juxtaposition of an Indian folk painting based on India’s main epic poem, the Mahabharata, and a massive textile sculpture by American artist Beverly Semmes is just one example of this crossing of cultural borders. Such cross-cultural outreach is necessary work in the context of Russia, where identity politics tends to be based on uncritical Occidentalism or sentimental Orientalism. Until 27.01.19
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art  
Viktor Pivovarov: Moscow Album
The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow presents an exhibition by the outstanding Russian artist Viktor Pivovarov, one of the founders of "Moscow Romantic Conceptualism". The exhibition features the artist’s new cycle of paintings "Moscow, Moscow!" (2017), as well as his acclaimed album "Dramatis Personae" (1996) and little-known albums "If" (1995) and"‘Florence" (2005-2010) which will be a real discovery for the viewer. The exhibition includes a sound installation from surviving audiotapes of lectures by Merab Mamardashvili, Alexander Piatigorsky, Yuri Lotman, Sergei Averintsev, Yuri Mamleev, and Genrikh Sapgir, the great philosophers, scientists, writers and poets whose work and texts are inextricably linked to the artist’s creative path. Like other figures in the Moscow Conceptualist movement, Pivovarov makes a remarkable connection between the visual and verbal fabric in his art. This poignant interweaving of the fantastic and realistic produces a new metaphysical dimension in Pivovarov’s works, which are always tied to a specific time, place and extremely articulated psychological situation while at the same time always referring to something else. Each and every work by the artist is a concentration of existential energy, and simultaneously an absolutely free involvement in the polyphonic discourse of world culture and a lively, amicable exchange with those very close to him, or those encountered by chance. ‘’I tried to convey the universal energy that united the Moscow artists and poets who created the postwar Moscow myth, to convey what Mamleev describes as the ‘passionate desire to go beyond the boundaries of ordinary human consciousness, which felt like a prison’," says Viktor Pivovarov. Until 03.02.19.
Multimedia Art Museum 
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