THE BEST OF RUSSIA
The Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod holds the annual review of the best photos of Russia from different standpoints.
More than three hundred photos of Russia: nature, architecture, people, towns and villages are presented at the exhibition. Special theme of this year festival was «Wedding and Funeral» open up in series of images, made during the boonies, Roma and Dagestan weddings ceremonies, as well as photographs from the funerals of famous people. There will be the traditional photo categories: Nature, Style, Architecture and People. Events. Everyday life.
The Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod. March 27 – May 18.
RETROSPECTIVE BY ARNO RAFAEL MINKKINEN
Retrospective of Finn- American photographer, who likes photographing nature of Europe, America and China, as well as the naked human body as the element of the environment. Self-portraits on the background of the urban and natural landscape, by the author’s words, make people better understand the inner world.
In recent years, Minkkinen teaches and publishes a magazine.
Lumiere Brothers Photography Center. March 26 – May 25
Exhibition of the main contemporary art competition nominees opened in the NCCA
The project allows visitors to see the main tendencies of contemporary art in Russia, though street art is presented in a smaller amount than different gallery’s projects.
CUM became a platform for major nominations: «Work of Visual Art» and «New Generation», and the NCCA presents «Curatorial project», «Regional Project» and «Theory, Criticism, Art History».
NCCA. March 26 – May 4
THE MYTH OF THE BELOVED LEADER
Paintings, posters, newsreels, photographs and other items glorifying Lenin make up the new exhibition in the Historical Museum.
Exposition of the former Lenin Museum (which had existed from 1925 until 1993 in the building of the Historical Museum) is now back as an exhibition that will last until January 2015.
It shows Lenin’s personal belongings, the endless paintings in the socialist realism style, dedicated to the leader and his role in the formation of the USSR, and more. The myth has been destroyed long ago but it is always interesting to look at the artworks made during its lifetime.
The State Historical Museum. March 25 –January 2015
DIANE ARBUS. PORTFOLIO
MAMM brought ten iconic American works by Diane Arbus to Moscow. It would be difficult to find more controversial and tragic personality in the history of photography.
Her surrealist works reveal the bleak world, the way she saw it, suffering from depression all her life. MAMM shows the series, made a year before Arbus’s suicide.
MAMM . March 27 – April 26