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Arts Calendar / March 24 / Exhibitions
Albert Watson. Dreaming. Pirelli Calendar 2019
As part of the XI Moscow International Biennale ‘Fashion and Style in Photography-2019’ the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow presents Albert Watson latest project ‘Dreaming. Pirelli Calendar 2019’. For this year’s Pirelli Calendar, the celebrated Scottish photographer Albert Watson has created a series of vignettes centering on the dreams and aspirations of four successful and talented women - Julia Garner, Gigi Hadid, Laetitia Casta and Misty Copeland. Each ‘little movie’ shows the characters at significant crossroads in their lives. The result is 40 beautiful and cinematic images taken on location in Miami and New York all on the theme of ‘Dreaming’. The photographs, for the 46th edition of the iconic Calendar, were shot in colour and black and white using the cinematic 16:9 format, inspired by Albert Watson’s passion for the art of film. Until 12.05.19.
Multimedia Art Museum 
Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and the School of London
In cooperation with the Tate (London), the Pushkin State Museum presents the exhibition “Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and the School of London.” For the first time, the Russian public will have the chance to get acquainted with a unique and very important chapter in the history of modern British art and explore the legacy of artists who used figurative painting to express their deeply personal, sensual and intense life experience. The exposition includes 80 paintings and graphical artworks by many outstanding artists including Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, R. B. Kitaj, Leon Kossoff, Lucian Freud, Michael Andrews, David Bomberg, William Coldstream, Paula Rego, and Euan Uglow. Until 19.05.19.
Pushkin Fine Arts Museum 
Gerard Uferas. A Day in the Museum
As part of the XI Moscow International Biennale ‘Fashion and Style in Photography-2019’ the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow presents ‘A Day in the Museum’, an exhibition by one of the most famous Parisian photographers Gérard Uféras. In his new project Uféras acts simultaneously as artist, anthropologist and sociologist exploring an important modern cultural phenomenon, the museum. Interest in this phenomenon is not accidental. In the last few decades, museums have rapidly changed, there is massive interest in art and the public is growing younger. How does the public get their bearings in the museum, where apart from traditional guides there are now audio guides, QR codes and interactive phone applications? With the advent of new technologies and new museum functions, has the most important thing been preserved — that moment of personal contact between the viewer and the artwork? Uféras observes, records and analyses what is seen with subtlety and humour. The study undertaken by him is far more than just a clever and witty narrative about visitors to very diverse museums, it provides an opportunity for each one of us to see ourselves from one remove and reflect on our own relationship to art. Until 31.03.19.
Multimedia Art Museum 
Ilya Repin
A large-scale exhibition of works by the most renowned Russian painter of the 19th century Ilya Repin (1844-1930) will present a modern interpretation of his art. The exhibition, located on three floors in the largest exhibition halls of the Tretyakov Gallery, will include more than 180 paintings and more than 130 graphic works. In addition to well-known paintings (Barge Haulers on the Volga, Unexpected Return, Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire), little-known works were selected for the exhibition, and they will be a real discovery for the public. The highlight of the exhibition will be the display of the large-format canvas Ceremonial Sitting of the State Council on 7 May, 1901 from the collection of the State Russian Museum. Until 18.08.19.
Tretyakov Gallery at Krymsky Val 
Playing with Masterpieces: from Henri Matisse to Marina Abramovic
"Playing with Masterpeices" will demonstrate modern and contemporary art masterpieces from cubism to video art. It is mainly designed for a family visit. The display works as an amusement park where visitors need to climb a staircase, to pass under something, to ride down the slide or to open a cupboard in order to see a work of art so that both children and adults can perceive contemporary art masterpieces beyond styles and conceptions. The exhibition will include selected works of the XX and XXI century such as masterpieces by Kazimir Malevich (Three Figures in a Field), Francis Bacon (Study for head of George Dyer), Roy Lichtenstein (Portrait), Vladimir Yakovlev (Cat Catching a Bird), Viktor Pivovarov (For Pasha, For Vika), Natalia Goncharova (Bathing Girls), Anselm Kiefer (For Adalbert Stifter) as well as works by Wassily Kandinsky, Niko Pirosmani, Marina Abramovic, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and others prominent artists. Visitors will enjoy more than 30 art works in different genres: painting, photography, installation or experimental animation. Until 14.04.19.
Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center 
Rasheed Araeen. A Retrospective
This spring, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art presents the first solo exhibition in Russia of Rasheed Araeen (b. 1935, Karachi, Pakistan), presenting six decades of work by the seminal practitioner who has had a profound influence on generations of artists, writers, and thinkers around the world. Known for his strident critique of the ideological and political assumptions of Western modernism, Araeen trained as an engineer in Karachi, before moving to London in 1964 in pursuit of an artistic career. There, he first became known as a pioneering sculptor and installation artist in the (then) emerging field of minimalism, receiving the prestigious John Moores Prize for sculpture in 1969. Until 26.05.19
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art  
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