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Arts Calendar / February 7 / 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  
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 
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