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Arts Calendar / March 6 / Exhibitions
(Not) a Good Time for Love
Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center presents the exhibition (Not) a Good Time for Love. Love Stories of the Holocaust Survivors. The project is based on the recently published diaries, memoirs and biographies of the concentration camps prisoners, Jewish guerillas and members of the political underground as well as their children, grandchildren and invited biographers. Books recalling love and resistance in the times of the Holocaust are a recent phenomenon connected to the fact that there are less and less eyewitnesses alive and at the same time to the rising popularity of the New Sincerity. These stories remind us that Shoah is a tragedy with many faces and multiple consequences and can be seen through the everyday lives of the victims. The project presents 10 love stories of victims of the tragedy who lived through separation, death of their children, friends and relatives in the time of war. The exhibition will be filled with memories of the past weddings, dates in ghettoes, forbidden presents, mutual care, dreams of home, family and own land – Palestine. Witnesses’ stories engage into dialogue with works of contemporary artists exploring the history of the Holocaust and other military conflicts.
Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center 
Atelier E.B: Passer-by
Atelier E.B (Atelier Edinburgh-Brussels) is the name with which designer Beca Lipscombe and artist Lucy McKenzie sign their collaborative projects. Formed in 2007, Atelier E.B is a fashion label that produces using local and exploitation-free manufacturing. It operates through networks outside the system of fashion, reinventing conventional modes of display and distribution. This often involves gallery presentations, which combine art, design, and cultural research. The exhibition Atelier E.B: Passer-by is based on a two-year research project focused on issues around display and the people behind the rich and sometimes undervalued history of the twentieth-century world expos and fairs, iconic department stores, ethnographic museums and fashion in the former Socialist Bloc. The name of the project reflects Lipscombe and McKenzie’s belief that consuming fashion is not just the individual purchase of garments but also the passer-by’s glances at shop window displays and the enjoyment of fashion through books, magazines, exhibitions, and the Internet. For Atelier E.B, the nexus of the overlap between art, design, commerce, and display is centered upon the figure of the mannequin and fashion display; as modes of artistic expression and reflectors of cultural change. The exhibition has a broad chronology: the duo’s historical research traces multiple narratives within art, design, and, retail, while commissions by contemporary artists focus on the contemporary image of the mannequin.
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art  
Faberge and Court Jewelers
From November 20, 2019 to April 30, 2020 the Historical Museum will host the "Faberge and court jewelers" exhibition. The exhibition is dedicated to Russian jewelry art of the second half of the ?I? — beginning of the XX 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 
Guy Bourdin. Follow Me
Guy Bourdin is internationally recognized for his provocative and convention resisting images. The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow presents Bourdin’s retrospective exhibition which features more than fifty of the artist’s most iconic works, created between the 1950s and the mid-1980s. Originally a painter, deployed aerial photographer and later an apprentice of Man Ray, Guy Bourdin developed a signature style in photography – mainly in the realms of commercial and fashion, but at the same time very autonomous works – highlighted with bright colours, surreal elements and according apply of his models. The images as presented in Moscow range from Bourdin’s personal archives to campaigns assigned by French Vogue and Charles Jourdan. In these works, Bourdin reflected themes of perversions, lust and consumption, while deliberately avoiding mere product representation. Thereby, Bourdin’s radical approach still has an immense impact on the fashion world today.
Lumiere Brothers Photogallery 
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 
Monika Sosnowska. Exercises in Construction, Bending
Monika Sosnowska is known for her sculptures and installations that rethink the achievements of architecture in the twentieth century. Deforming full-size functional engineering structures and construction elements, she presents to the viewer naked and distorted forms that can be interpreted as a poetic metaphor for the psychosomatic states experienced by contemporary humans—their fragility, vulnerability, disconnectedness—or as a test of modernist ideas and their resilience. In her installation for Garage, Sosnowska remains faithful to her theme: the hyperboloid grid structure of a landmark constructivist building—a style which once embodied technology, durability, and economical design—is bent in half, toppled, and crammed into the Museum’s atrium. It looks awkward and uncomfortable, but the structure’s “discomfort” offers aesthetic pleasure to the viewer. Today, most constructivist buildings, such as the Shukhov Radio Tower, are hard to access, and the installation offers the opportunity to take a closer look at their particular elegance. For similar aesthetic reasons, Sosnowska polishes the surfaces of her structures to perfection. The mix of discomfort and delight creates a memorable viewing experience.
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art  
Peter the Great. Collector, Scholar, Artist.
The epoch of Peter the Great is usually associated with colossal reforms and bright victories. The Tsar is much less known as the patron of arts and science and the founder of the first national public museum. His activities gave the country both brand new perception of the world and its place there. Collections of Peter the Great, both scientific and artistic, revealed new horizons for the Russian society, changed attitude towards current context, stimulated the interest of discoverers, statesmen, philanthropists as well as beauty connoisseurs. The aim of the exhibition is to demonstrate the significance and the revolutionary character of Peter the Great’s reforms concerning patronage of arts and science. It is the international exhibition project—the museums of Germany, Holland and the UK give on loan unique pieces from their collections. Apart from that many Russian museums, archives and libraries are actively involved in this project. The display includes about 200 pieces, viz memorial objects, unique archival documents, regalia, magnificent samples of ceremonial arms and armour, outstanding works of jewellery, paintings, sculptures, glyptics, medals and coins, scientific instruments that belonged to Peter the Great, objects from his ‘Chinese’ and ‘Siberia’ collections, as well as rare books and drawings with the records of historical, art and science collections of Peter the Great, which laid the foundation for the first public museum in Russia—Kunstkamera.
Moscow Kremlin Museums 
Russian Wedding
The official wedding lists of the tsars Mikhail Fedorovich and Alexei Mikhailovich, the wedding icon of Tsarina Evdokia Fedorovna Lopukhina and other items tell about the formation of the Russian wedding tradition and the magnificent royal wedding. Among the rare and especially valuable exhibits at the exhibition are wooden high reliefs depicting a peasant wedding. They were made by an unknown sculptor of the late 18th - early 19th centuries and presented to the exhibition by the Tver Regional Art Gallery. An authentic weaving mill of the beginning of the 19th century, spinning combs, painted spinning wheels and sewing machines of the 18th – 19th centuries from different regions of Russia tell about the important role of the dowry for the bride and the techniques of its preparation, including embroidery and preparation of the “tailor” - part of the traditional homespun dowry or factory textiles. At the exhibition you can see a wide variety of girls' hats, which have great symbolic meaning. In different regions, they played the role of wedding. After the wedding, they performed the ancient rite of "winding up": the young wife was combed with a braid and changed her headdress to a new one that completely covered her hair. A change in hairstyle and headgear testified to a final change in status.
State Historical Museum 
Salvador Dali. Magic art
The Russian public will receive a unique opportunity to become acquainted with the works of this genius painter. The Manege Central Exhibition Hall will host the exhibition Salvador Dalí. Magic Art, organized by the Link of Times Foundation and the Fabergé Museum in partnership with the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation (Figueres) and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid). The exhibition will feature over 180 works by Dalí: paintings, drawings, watercolors and engravings. The exhibition will be chiefly comprised of artworks from the collections of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Pieces from private European collections will also be on display. The exhibition will allow visitors to follow Salvador Dalí's long creative journey, studying every stage of his development as a painter. The paintings on display begin with Impressionist landscapes he made in his youth in the 1910s, and end with his final abstract canvases from the 1980s. Naturally, of particular significance is Dalí's more mature output, his Surrealist and Nuclear Mystical periods. These are represented in the exhibition by the paintings The Invisible Man (1929-32), The Sense of Speed (1931), Millet's Architectonic "Angelus" (1933), Enigmatic Elements in a Landscape (1934), Soft Self Portrait with Grilled Bacon (1941), Uranium and Atomica Melancholica Idyll (1945), Dematerialization under the Nose of Nero (1947), Maximum Speed of Raphael's Madonna (1954) and other masterpieces, all of which contributed to Dalí's global fame and reveal his inimitable style.
Time of Fun and Games
State Historical Museum presents an exhibition telling about holidays, entertainments and mass celebrations in Russia in the 17th – in the beginning of 20th centuries. The exposition, which is based on folk and city costumes, posters and placards, the collection of carnival sleighs and objects of applied and decorative arts, allows to form a view of ​​various Russian amusements and games on the ground of objects which have never been exhibited before. About 400 exhibits tell about entertainments - booths, knuckle fighting and downhill sledging, as well as about new ones that appeared with a change of the course of the empire - fireworks, promenades, circuses, cinema. Located in the exposition the “Archeology of amusement” will allow to see artifacts of the Stone, Bronze age, the time of ancient settlements on the Black sea and the Middle Ages, which give evidence of amusements in antiquity.
State Historical Museum 
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