Here is our usual list of the most interesting events in Moscow on the weekend, October 10-11.
VALENTIN SEROV. AN EXHIBITION TO THE ARTIST’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY
The Tretyakov’s Gallery site
Valentin Serov (1865-1911) combined elements of the Russian school of realism with the legacy of classical and innovative contemporary Western European painting. He became one of the founders of Art Nouveau in Russia at the turn of the century.
The Tretyakov’s Gallery opens the retrospective of Serov’s best paintings and drawings on three floors of the gallery at Ktymsky Val Street. The exhibition shows the great variety of the master’s creative heritage, not only through his famous portraits, but also with his landscape paintings and monumental art, which have previously been gradually neglected by researchers.
The exhibition includes works from eighteen Russian and five foreign museums and private collections.
October 7 —January 17, 2016
Tretyakovskaya Gallery, Krymsky Val Street, 10
THE MUSIC NIGHT
The Tchaikovsky Orchestra Facebook page
The Third Moscow Music Night will take place on October 10. The event will pass at 16 different venues, such as the Moscow State Conservatory, Pashkov House, Flakon Design Factory, TC Afimall, the MAR’S Gallery, Stanislavsky Electrotheatre and even the Empire Business Complex in the Moscow City. Until midnight, visitors will be able to listen to classical and contemporary musicians.
This year among the festival’s participants are the Tchaikovsky’s Symphony Orchestra, participants of the Voice Project Alain Toymintseva and Jan Blinder, Boris Andrianov, Hungarian dream-pop collective Lynd, Sergey Starostin’s folklore ensemble and other musicians.
Guests of the festival will get acquainted with the ancient Russian sacred music and Japanese experimental films, listen to lectures on the relationship of music and other arts.
Saturday, October 10
Admission to the events is free. You can find the program of the festival and register here.
MOSCOW BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Moscow Biennale Facebook page
It will be the last weekend when the main project of the Moscow Biennale will work. Until October 11, the Central Pavilion of the Exhibition Center will host works created during the biennale, including photos and videos of performances and discussions.
The theme of this year’s main projects was How to live together? View from the center of the city in the heart of the Eurasia Island. More than 70 artists from Russia and abroad have tried to find out how contemporary art could interact with a modern city, how it has changed in the environment and how art itself has changed the reality. Art theorists, sociologists and political scientists, artists and musicians became the participants of the biennale. Among the stars were Rem Koolhaas and Eugene Gontmaher, Anatoly Osmolovsky and Konstantin Stargazers.
In addition, more than a hundred exhibitions opened in Moscow museums within the biennale, opening the capital’s new art season. The Multimedia Art Museum, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art are among the venues that present contemporary art to the audience.
September 22 – November 1
Pavilion N1, VDNKh, Prospect Mira 119
SWISS DOCUMENTARY FILM WEEKEND
Gangbe Facebook page
The Swiss Embassy invites to the screenings of five Swiss documentary films, the winners of the festival Visions du Réel. The films, selected by festival director Luciano Barizone specially for Moscow, offer a view of reality. They were taken at different times and in different parts of the world, including the most mysterious part of Switzerland – the canton of Grisons.
The program consist of a film about young Lausanne bike couriers (Cyclique), difficult everyday life of the Cuban dancers (Horizontes), a portrait of the enigmatic Swiss countryside – the canton of Grisons, as well as Gangbe!, a powerful story about an African band traveling from Benin to Nigeria.
Documentary Film Center, Zubovsky Boulevard, 2
Remote Moscow Facebook page
Remote Moscow is a new performance format, produced in the hot and happening genre of the promenade performance, the so-called audio promenade. Remote Moscow combines the elements of performance, guided tour, computer game and quest.
There are no chairs to sit, the audience takes full part in the action. Following the voice, the spectators are constantly on the move. The events take place in real time, the city streets provide the set design, people passing by become the actors, while the surrounding reality provides props.
Participants of the show put on their headphones and take off for a fascinating adventure in the streets of Moscow. Together with their computerized interlocutor, they explore the city in stereo format.
This weekend you will have a chance to visit the last Remote Moscow performances in the season. They will pass on October 10, 11 and 16.