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Arts Calendar / October 5 / Exhibitions
Faberge and Court Jewelers
The exhibition is dedicated to Russian jewelry art of the second half of the 19th — beginning of the 20th century, known throughout the world for beauty and grace. The exhibition has about 300 exhibits of the era of the Russian Renaissance. Including objects from regimental museums that will be shown for the first time. A special role in the jewelry golden age was played by Karl Faberge, the court supplier of the Russian imperial court and of many royal courts in Europe. This name has become synonymous with jewelry genius. A separate section of the exhibition is dedicated to his work. It tells about the master’s contribution to the Russian jewelry business, which has more than a 1000-year history. The exhibition introduces history of the national jewelry revival, Moscow and St. Petersburg jewelry schools. That era is characterized by the desire to update the artistic language. When leading artists turned to the creation of decorative and applied art products, including silver and gold. They began to collaborate with jewelry companies. The synthesis of the arts resulted in unexpected artistic solutions for the precious products of this period. The exposition presents works of prominent artists. Such as I. Sazikov, I. Chichelev, P. Ovchinnikov, I. Khlebnikov, the owners of the company Bolins, F. Rückert, the Grachev brothers and many others. They earned world recognition at world and national exhibitions, were high honored.
State Historical Museum 
From Dürer to Matisse
The exhibition covers five centuries of European drawing: from the late 15th to the mid-20th century. The best pieces of various national schools – Italian, French, German, Dutch, Flemish, and Russian – were selected from the Museum’s rich collection of drawings. Visitors will see rarely displayed artworks by masters such as Dürer, Veronese, Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Watteau, Fragonard, Tiepolo, David, Ingres, Daumier, Friedrich, Bryullov, Degas, Renoir, van Gogh, Vrubel, Kandinsky, Marc, Nolde, Picasso, Léger, Matisse, Malevich, and Chagall. The exhibition gives insight into the variety of graphical methods and different drawing styles and demonstrates the change of styles and artistic schools in the history of drawing, which reflects the general trends of European art over several centuries.
Pushkin Fine Arts Museum 
Leonardo da Vinci. Enigma of the Genius
In 2019, the whole world widely celebrated the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the greatest Italian artist and inventor, one of the most significant representatives of the Renaissance art. On this occasion, the artist’s legacy is undergoing a real renaissance. Museums organize exhibitions of his oeuvres, and scientists publish new studies, trying to fully comprehend the entire breadth of his creations. Multimedia exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci. Enigma of the Genius” will become a part of a worldwide program dedicated to the memory of the master. Thanks to Cinema 360 technology, at the immersive exhibition in Artplay Media, viewers will have the opportunity to view all of Leonardo's most important masterpieces (The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The Savior, The Baptism, The Lady with the Ermine, etc.) in great detail and understand that even five centuries after his death, the brilliant creator and seer, scientist, artist and inventor is still in no hurry to reveal his enigma.
Artplay na Yauze 
Michelangelo. The Sistine Chapel
The Digital art center (DAC) ArtplayMedia invites you to the exhibition "Michelangelo. The Sistine chapel” — the emotionally brightest show that makes the art of geniuses closer to the audience, and for those who are familiar with the oeuvres of the Renaissance masters will open new, unexpected interpretations of the fascinating works of great masters through large-scale frescoes of the Sistine chapel, infographics and interactive systems. At the exhibition you'll see how the famous frescoes of the Sistine chapel revive as you will never see them (ceiling painting and specially "the last judgment"), sculptures by Michelangelo in 3D, as well as works by his contemporaries like Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, Giotto and Raphael on giant screens accompanied by the awesome music of Bach, Handel and Orff. Every day the Sistine chapel is visited by up to ten thousand people. This huge number of visitors and the height at which the frescoes are located, do not allow fully appreciate the work of the great master. Visitors of the exhibition " Michelangelo. The Sistine chapel " will have a unique opportunity to see the frescoes of the chapel in smallest details, and enjoy the overall panorama of the chapel, which will let you feel the scale of the titanic work of Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Artplay na Yauze 
Military Awards of Russia
The exhibition is dedicated to military awards from the collection of the Moscow Kremlin Museums – orders that were awarded for valour on the battlefields, for military leadership talent, for bravery and courage in battle. The orders and medals on display demonstrate the continuity of the award policy at different stages of Russian state development. The first section of the exhibition offers an insight into military insignia of the Russian Empire – these are rare awards with swards that were presented exclusively for military feats, viz the orders of St Andrew, St Alexander Nevsky, St Vladimir and St Anne. One can explore awards of Soviet Russia and the USSR created after 1917 and based on a new ideology and its symbols in the next section of the display. Before the Great Patriotic War and during its first years, soldiers and officers of the Red Army were awarded the Order of the Red Banner, Order of Lenin, Order of the Red Star, and medals "For Courage" and "For Combat Merit". The final section of the exhibition shows the military awards of the Russian Federation, which combined the traditions and distinctive features of both order systems, the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.
Moscow Kremlin Museums 
Mitch Epstein: American Power
In American Power, Mitch Epstein investigates notions of power, both electrical and political. His focus is on energy – how it gets made, how it gets used, and the ramifications of both. From 2003 to 2008, he photographed at and around sites where fossil fuel, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, and solar power are produced in the United States. The resulting photographs contain Epstein’s signature complex wit, surprising detail, and formal rigor. These pictures illuminate the intersection between American society and American landscape. Here is a portrait of early 21st century America, as it clings to past comforts and gropes for a more sensible future. In an accompanying essay, Epstein discusses his method, and how making these photographs led him to think harder about the artist’s role in a country teetering between collapse and transformation.
Multimedia Art Museum 
Moscow of Naum Granovsky 1920–1980
The new exhibition of the Soviet photographer Naum Granovsky’s work is a large retrospective project that combines famous photographs of old Moscow from the 20s and the Stalin era, as well as lesser-known works created by Granovsky during the period of Soviet modernism. More than a hundred of Granovsky’s works presented at the exhibition will show how the capital changed and how Soviet architecture developed over the course of sixty years. This will allow viewers not only to remember the forgotten pages in the city’s history, but also to appreciate what we are losing today. Throughout Granovsky’s career, from the 1930s through the 1980s, his primary subject was Moscow, and the industrial, architectural, and social changes that swept the city throughout the twentieth century — from the rapid growth of the city in the 1930s, to the defense of the city during World War II, to its reconstruction and transformation in the post-war period. Granovsky’s style combined aspects of traditional pictorial photography with avant-garde perspectives and techniques, and is characterized by precise and rigorous compositions. His work shows an ongoing interest in transportation in all its forms: from the construction of the Metro and the individual character of its stations to the varied traffic that increasingly filled the streets and bridges of Moscow as the decades passed.
Lumiere Brothers Photogallery 
Sasha Frolova. Fontes Amoris
Moscow Museum of Modern Art in partnership with the Ruarts Foundation for the Promotion of Contemporary Art presents Fontes Amoris, a solo exhibition of Sasha Frolova. The project is curated by a Belgian art historian Joanna De Vos. Through sculptures, costumes and different characters that can be found in the performances and video portraits displayed the artist communicates to the viewer the motives of spiritual awakening and love which are crucial for her work. Thus, the visitor who comes to see the artist’s oeuvre is immersed into a very special emotional experience. The exposition is going to change and transform in course of the show merging itself into a one living sculpture. The body, or rather the sculptural body of the artist, is at the heart of the exhibition. Through it the artist’s philosophy is affirmed: emotions are materialised and a mythological game with the natural phenomena is played out. This is how Frolova creates her special fantastic and illusory space. Sasha Frolova is best known for her latex suits with voluminous inflatable hairstyles. For her, this transformation is similar to replacing her own skin with a new, artificial one, which at once protects against a confrontation with reality and allows to transmit the whole range of possible emotions. The complex sculptural costumes help the artist to explore the body language and its connection to the inner world and sensual life.
Moscow Museum of Modern Art  
Sergei Chilikov. Retrospective
This summer saw the passing of Sergei Chilikov, an outstanding photographer who has made a considerable contribution to Russian photography. A candidate of philosophical sciences and the author of three brilliant books on philosophy, he organised photography festivals in Cheboksary and Yoshkar-Ola between 1981 and 1992. These festivals became a very important factor in the development of Russian photography. The museum, whose collection includes some 700 images by Sergei Chilikov, has actively collaborated with the artist since 2000, exhibiting his work both in Russia and abroad.
Multimedia Art Museum 
The Golden Bee Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design
The Golden Bee Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design has been held since 1992. It has a tradition of presenting the best examples of graphic design from around the world to display modern visual culture and contribute to its development. The poster is the theme of the Biennale in 2020. “The Poster without Borders”, without thematic and technological limitations, is the main competition nomination and the section of the Golden Bee 14. Additional nominations cover other types and genres of graphic design. Part of the categories relate to the screen culture, to the new media environment. The Bauhaus 100 and Vhutemas 100 nominations are dedicated to the centennial of two major art schools that were the cradle of world design. In total, the Golden Bee 14 will host fourteen categories and a record number of topics. Together, they will demonstrate that modern visual design is a broad and profound, but continually inspiring area of creativity.
New Tretyakov Gallery 
Tomás Saraceno. Moving Atmospheres
The tenth Garage Atrium Commission is an installation by Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno, who is known for his works at the intersection of art, technology, and environmental advocacy. A product of Saraceno’s long-standing occupation with lighter than air movement and utopian modes of co-existing, the installation for Garage is the largest presentation of his practice in Russia to date. Moving Atmospheres, a partially mirrored sphere suspended in the air, propels us toward an Aerocene epoch. Saraceno’s call to this new era is championed by the multi-disciplinary community group Aerocene. For more than a decade he has been imagining a world free from the carbon, extractivism, capitalism, and patriarchy that fuels some forms of life, a new way of being with the atmosphere and emissions-free travel, free from solar panels, lithium, helium, hydrogen, and fossil fuels. This new era stands in stark contrast to the lingering eco-traumas of the Anthropocene, the current geological age in which some human capitalistic activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art  
Works from the Antoine de Galbert Collection
Within the framework of the 13th International Biennial of the Month of Photography “PHOTOBIENNALE – 2020,” Olga Sviblova, director of the Multimedia Art Museum invites Antoine de Galbert to exhibit part of his collection of photographs. This exhibition proposes groupings of works classified by themes: Starry nights, portraits or self-portraits, looks, madness, body, death… evoke the question of the future of man and his place in the world. Almost all of them describe the complex cracks in humanity, explore its shadowy areas, or reveal its differences. The collection continues to play an active role in the public sphere. Over the past 15 years, some 3,000 works have been loaned for exhibitions in France and internationally.
Multimedia Art Museum 
Yerbossyn Meldibekov. Transformer
Kazakh artist Yerbossyn Meldibekov’s Garage Square Commission project is based on his research into the history of the monuments in Amir Timur Square in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. Over the past 100 years the square has had six different names and eight different monuments at its center. Meldibekov’s installation Transformer is a 4.5-meter wooden construction set with interchangeable pieces based on the square’s former monuments. The installation can be assembled in five different ways and will be rebuilt according to the calendar of Soviet, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Tajik, and Turkmen state holidays created by the artist. An ironic comment on the crisis of Central Asian identities, which Meldibekov believes has now continued for over a century, this continuous game of forms, images, and meanings is also a critique of ideological manipulations of the national idea by governments. By turning grand monuments to conquerors and state symbols into a children’s toy, the artist reminds us that entire nations can sometimes be a plaything in someone’s hands.
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art  
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