New Year is closer and closer, so here comes the last weekend of 2014. It offers you nice pre-holiday events in Moscow parks, final exhibition of young artists and, of course, a great amount of different markets to buy New Year and Christmas gifts.
THE HERMITAGE GARDEN OPENS NEW YEAR SEASON
New Year in the Hermitage Garden
The Hermitage Garden opens long-awaited New Year season. Celebratory events will start on December 26 and continue to delight all guests with extraordinary installations and performances until the end of January holidays.
From December 27 to 30, you will be able to meet New Year characters who linger in the garden until January 6. These days, everyone can take part in creating a unique Christmas art forest. On January 7, the Hermitage Garden invites everyone to celebrate Christmas and from January 8 to 10, you will be able to gain strength before the first working day of the New Year in warm and friendly atmosphere.
The New Year season starts with «Music and Lights» festival, which main theme is art. Guests will enjoy the beautiful play of the park musicians who will perform classical music in modern processing. A ballerina confined in a crystal snow globe will present a classic modernity dance and professional artists and acrobats will make a show with elements of optical illusions.
The main decoration of the Garden will be an unusual Christmas tree, made by a team of creative architects and designers. The tree will be painted in different colors and will get unexpected forms. In addition, throughout the New Year holidays, there will appear art objects that symbolize Christmas trees. Everyone will be able to create an unusual tree under the guidance of professionals. The tree will become a part of the Art Forest.
CHRISTMAS WINDOW PERFORMANCES IN «METROPOL»
The Metropol Hotel
In the evenings, panoramic windows of the Metropol Hotel will turn into a stage for short Christmas performances created by new generation of leading directors.
Vasiliy Barkhatov, Konstantin Bogomolov, Philip Grigoryan, Yuri Kwiatkowski and Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich will present a series of Christmas stories translated into the language of movements, facial expressions and gestures. Five-minute performances will move from one window to another.
Installation by artist Katia Bochavar will become decorations for the plays. The whole series of performances will take about half an hour and will be repeated several times during the evening and all passers-by will be able to see them.
The Metropol Hotel is located in the center of Moscow at the Theater Lane, 2. The hotel was has been built from 1899 to 1905 on the initiative of Russian businessperson and philantropist Savva Mamontov. George Bernard Shaw, Bertolt Brecht, Alexander Kuprin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Marlene Dietrich and Montserrat Caballe have been among the guests of the hotel.
«GREAT EXPECTATIONS» FINAL EXHIBITION
Great Expectations Exhibition
The Central Exhibition Hall Manege will present the final exhibition of the project in support of contemporary art «Great Expectations» from December 27, 2014 to January 18, 2015.
The exhibition of video works by young artists in the central area of Moscow – is an important event for the arts. The curator of the project Olga Shishko says that video art is a means of understanding the world, which helps you to ‘feel out’ the reality around, see what is available for your eyes and transform reality to your liking.
Young artists presented at «Great Expectations» explore various aspects of the viewer’s perception of the screen image. You will see visual hoax, interaction between film and video art, figurative language of new media, electronic technologies and experiments with possibilities of ever-changing visual language. The viewers will be able to read this new visual book and focus on the transformation of the linear spatial perception.
Large market of Russian designers is dedicated to the upcoming holidays. At the fair, you can find clothing, jewelry, winter accessories, Christmas toys, children’s goods, home furnishings and farm products. In addition to the convenience store, the program includes racing radio-controlled cars, workshops and evening DJ sets. It is a very good opportunity to buy divisive gifts to everyone.
The market will be held from December 26 to 31 in Trading Center «Vodny» (Golovinskoe Highway, 9).
«World» New Year Fair
“World” New Year Fair
Christmas bazaar with five themed areas will be located in the square in front of the Tretyakovskay Gallery in the Muzeon Park. Large selection of gifts for every taste, from vinyl records and posters to woolen blankets and samovars is promised at the fair. The chalets with food will sell pancakes, waffles, Siberian cuisine dishes as well as coffee, berry punch, grog and mead. There will be packing stations where any purchase will be wrapped and decorated.
Vinyl Garage Market
Monthly fair of vinyl records presented by shops and private collections. Avant Shop, «Good Hipstore», Sealt Label and other participants will sell and play vinyl. In addition, there will be lecture about disco music, DJ sets from Ilya Richter and Market’s residents. On the occasion of the New Year, it is decided to combine vinyl market with a little Holiday Fair of different design souvenirs.
Blue Apples New Year Fair
“Blue Apples” Fair
If you are looking for some original gifts, the Art-Market «Blue Apples» that will be held at Flacon Design Factory on December 27 and 28, is a good opportunity for you.
At the fair, you will be able to see, feel, smell and, of course, carry home some jewelry, handmade toys and soap, household items and other unique things, made in different author’s techniques. Moreover, there will be different master classes, where you can create some unique gift with your own hands.