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Events in Moscow - August 2018

Vik Muniz: exhibition of the world famous artist and photographer (08.06 – 08.09.2018)


The art exhibition, which opened in the Gary Tatintsian Gallery in early June 2018, presents works by contemporary artist Vic Munis, who became widely known for the specificity of his work. Vik Muniz is a world-renowned artist and photographer working in Rio de Janeiro and New York.

Muniz began his artistic career as a sculptor, but later shifted his focus to graphic arts and photography. Inspired by the work of postmodernists Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons, Muniz uses popular images in his works and presents them in a new way, thus demonstrating one of the fundamental ideas of contemporary art: the primacy of concept over uniqueness of visual context.

Experimenting with a wide range of non-traditional materials (dry pigments, dust, sugar, chocolate, diamonds, caviar, children’s toys, garbage, scraps of magazines), Muniz reproduces the works of famous artists, creating short-lived copies of iconic pieces of art. Artist captures the results of his work in series of high-resolution photographs, rediscovering the masterpieces of Van Gogh, Picasso, Malevich, Klimt, Mondrian and Matisse.

Muniz not only acquaints the viewer with the phenomenon of appropriation in photography, but also with the idea of using new techniques in creating works of art, raising the question of the primacy of an idea and the various forms of expression. He calls himself “an observer of the skirmish between structuralist and poststructuralist criticism”.

«Hallways. Seven Worlds of Vysotsky» (20.06 – 23.09.2018)


Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center presents an exhibition "Hallways. Seven Worlds of Vysotsky". The exposition opens a series of exhibitions, which are dedicated to life and art of eminent personalities of Jewish origin.

Vladimir Vysotsky is a multifaceted, tragic and in many ways, controversial figure: intelligentsia’s idol and people’s favorite, popular poet, and musician, whose works were not published nor recordings were released; a Soviet movie star with a halo of a dissident.

Almost in every song, he addressed the audience in the first person, so several generations of people living in the USSR saw his songs as a poetic interpretation of their own biography. Actually, as Vysotsky himself put it, his songs were associations, not retrospections: he hadn’t been in the war or a prisoner in the Stalin’s camps, nor had he traveled the sea as a sailor. Vysotsky doesn’t tell the story of his own life but creates in the audience’s imagination live and bright poetic fantasy in a most expressive way.

The creators of the "Hallways" exhibition offer to an audience a radically new approach to life and art of Vladimir Vysotsky: a viewer gets an opportunity to plunge into a world of living images from poet’s works accompanied by his songs. The exposition is literally a consistency of hallways. Each exhibition room presents a still picture, focused on a specific area of Vysotsky’s artistic heritage. Entering one of the hallways, a visitor finds himself in a capital city communal apartment, dangerous Moscow alleyway, front-line trench or Soviet beer house.

The creative team is led by Yan Vizinberg, an author of an idea of the exhibition. The art director of an exposition is Andrey Pankratov (“Loveless”, “Leviathan”, “Elena” by A. Zvyagintsev, “Summer” by K. Serebrennikov). The lighting designer is a filmmaker Vladislav Opelyants (“Hostages”, “The Student”, “12”, “Summer”).

Rostec – International Fireworks Festival (18-19.08.2018)


The international fireworks festival ROSTEC is the largest international festival of pyrotechnical art that takes place every year in summer in Moscow.

The leading pyroteams from all over the world will come together to take part in unforgettable show and to compete for the main prize August, 18-19 in Brateevsky park, Moscow.

The impressive daytime programme including sport and art activities, quests, lectures, family games, music concerts, food court is waiting for the guests of the Festival!

Don't miss the most outstanding event of this summer!

Psychosis and Cultural Carrot: Here and Now exhibition opens in Moscow


See theatre performances, art installations, interactive exhibits and sound art. The exhibition is open until 20 August.

The Here and Now! exhibition opened on 1 August at the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall. Visitors can see theatre performances, art installations, interactive exhibits and sound art by famous artists and novices – Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art participants, university students and even school children. There are also lectures and workshops.

The project was created by Katya Bochavar, artist, architect, designer of the Russian pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009). Architect Konstantin Larin and designer Dmitry Gusev also work on her team.

In total, there are 50 projects at the exhibition, such as Everything is Complicated by Rostan Tavasiyev, Vision by Irina Nakhova, KhMAT by Protei Temen, RandomTala by Sergei Filatov, and the Cultural Carrot by Yelena Kovylina. The latter presents the artist’s paintings of fruits and vegetables and the chance to buy them.

AES+F, one of the most well-known Russian art groups, presents the Psychosis VR installation based on a play by British playwright Sarah Kane. A spectator sits in a wheelchair in the corridor of a mental health clinic wearing special glasses and enters a different and crazy world with black snow, psychedelic colours and insects. The premiere was held at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre in June 2016.

Visitors can download the special Here and Now application, which is available at the App Store and Google Play. A tour guide pamphlet of the show is available at the entrance. It contains a short description of each project. An actual guide is also available for free.

The exhibition is open until 20 August. Admission is free.

Make and taste: What the VDNKh cheese festival has in stock for visitors


More than 50 cheesemakers from all across Russia, from the Pskov Region to Altai, will present their wares at the festival, alongside tasting sessions, educational tours, lectures and cheese making workshops.

Between 3 and 5 August, the VDNKh’s Northern Public Garden (near Pavilion 75) will be the venue of the National Cheese Festival. More than 50 cheesemakers from across Russia, from the Pskov Region to Altai, will bring their products to the event.

There will be a market in the festival’s main tent, where farmers from more than 20 regions will present a variety of cheeses, including mozzarella, haloumi and feta cheese, as well as blue cheeses (Gorgonzola, Stilton and Valençay), white soft cheeses (Camembert, Brie and Saint-Marcellin), semi-hard or hard cheese (Gruyere, Gouda and Cheddar), as well as cheeses with fenugreek, pepper, garlic and herbs. Visitors will be offered an opportunity to taste all these varieties and buy the ones they most prefer.

A Tent of Knowledge will offer interactive tours, cooking workshops, as well as lectures: visitors will learn how to make Chalet-style pasta, apple mousse accompanied by a salad and haloumi fried cheese, as well as cheese sweets. The tent will also be the place to go for various tasting sessions, including the Coffee and Cheese event and a debate on Farm-style and Industrial Cheese.

Children may enjoy The Crow and the Cheese play and mini workshops on drawing still-life paintings of cheese. In the evenings, there’ll be live performances on the festival’s main stage.

In addition to all this, the festival will include the second annual contest Best Russian Cheese, in which representatives from the Farmhouse and Artisan Cheese and Dairy Producers European Network will evaluate products in nine categories. The award ceremony will take place on 5 August at 3pm on the festival’s main stage.

Admission as well as educational programmes are free, with the exception of the Coffee and Cheese tasting session.

Beach volleyball: World’s best teams will compete in Gorky Park


One of the main international beach volleyball competitions will be held for the 11th time in Moscow.

Hot sand, the thrill of the game and the will to win comprise the backdrop for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Moscow, where over 30 best teams from around the world will fight for victory in Gorky Park between 8 and 12 August. Moscow will host the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World Tour for the 11th time.

The programme also includes concerts and contests.

Last year, the Moscow stage of the FIVB World Tour was attended by over 50,000 people. The organisers expect an even bigger audience this year.

Technology for everyone: Free entrance to Geek Picnic 2018


This year, the festival’s programme includes discussions on the future of humankind, the rights of cyborgs and the colonisation of Mars.

Entrance to the Geek Picnic festival of science, culture and technology, which will be held in the Kolomenskoye Estate Museum on 11 and 12 August, will be free this year.

The main theme of this year’s festival is Human Evolution. The agenda includes discussions on the future of humankind, technological utopia and anti-utopia, the civil rights of cyborgs, cities of the future, digital immortality, as well as the colonisation of Mars and the Moon. The programme will be divided into several themes, such as space exploration, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and technoethics, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Science Art and other subjects as well.

The organisers expect over 30,000 visitors, who will be able to attend lectures by prominent scientists, futurologists and science popularisers, such as Michael Shermer, an American science writer, historian of science and the founder of The Skeptics Society; James Barrat, the author of the nonfiction book Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era, and Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, an op-ed writer for The New York Times and the author of the non-fiction book Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are.

For the festival’s programme, go to.

Times & Epochs Festival to offer 340 free tours of Moscow


Free walking tours of the historical reenactment festival’s venues will be available between 10 and 22 August.

Organisers of the Times & Epochs Historical Reenactment Festival, scheduled for 10-22 August, have prepared 340 free walking tours around the centre of Moscow. The tours will include historical streets and squares and 27 of the 30 festival venues.

Guests will find out when Petrovka Street was created, why Chistye Prudy (Clean Ponds) are called “clean,” and what pre-1917 Tverskaya Street looked like. They will see a Viking Shipyard and an 11-metre warship on Chistoprudny Boulevard, as well as other festival sites – the Moscow Criminal Investigations Department, the Turn of the Century Through the Eyes of Antosha Chekhonte (on Strastnoi Boulevard), and Journey Beyond the Three Seas (near the Karl Marx monument in Revolutsii Square).

Times & Epochs Festival guides will accompany their groups on each 1.5-hour tour. To participate, please register on the festival's website, where you can also find a schedule of the tours for the next few days. Each group can take up to 20 people. The tours will take place daily from 10 to 22 August, twice a day on weekdays (at 4 pm and 6 pm), and four times a day on weekends (at noon, 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm).

Ten different tour routes are planned, designed specifically for the festival. One of them will include Ivanovskaya Hill, located within Maroseika Street, and Yauzsky and Pokrovsky boulevards. This hill is one of the historical hills on which Moscow was built. On the slopes of the hill, there once were princely chambers, manors, churches and monasteries. Many buildings have survived.

The guide will tell the story of Khitrovskaya Square. Before 1917, it was known as one of the most dangerous places in Moscow where robberies often occurred. The final stop will be Yauzsky and Pokrovsky boulevards for the festival venues devoted to the American Civil War (1861-1865) and the Great Embassy – the diplomatic mission of Peter the Great to Europe.

The tour along Chistoprudny Boulevard will be no less intriguing. During the walk, guides will tell the participants about the construction and disassembly of the White City wall that surrounded it from the 16th to the 18th century. Guests will find out where butchers’ shopping stalls used to be on Chistoprudny Boulevard, later replaced with aristocratic manors and tenement buildings. This tour will also include the festival sites dedicated to the Viking Age, Ancient Rus, and ancient wars and Scythia – a country described by Herodotus, the “father of history.”

Another tour will be devoted to the history of Petrovka Street, known since the beginning of the 14th century. Originally, it was used as a link between the centre of Moscow and the Petrovsky Monastery, founded in 1315 by Metropolitan Peter of Kiev, Vladimir and All Russia and still operating. The road to the monastery was gradually lined by newly-built manors and turned into a busy city street. The tour ends with a walk along Strastnoi Boulevard and Revolutsii Square.

This year, the Times & Epochs Festival will be held for the eighth time. Organised as part of the Moscow Seasons open-air events cycle, the festival will run simultaneously at 30 venues in different parts of the city, with programmes delivered by Russian and foreign reenactors’ clubs. They will recreate various ages, from the Stone Age to the 1980s.

Guests will be able to see costumed reenactments of historical events, watch the work of craftsmen, visit exhibitions and become students of a medieval university. They will also see a flotilla of medieval ships. All sites will be open daily from 11 am to 9 pm. Admission is free.

Festival Spasskaya Tower 2018


Spasskaya Tower is a music fiesta, a spectacular show, staged on the background of the monumental walls of the Kremlin, and a great ‘battlefield’ of the bands from different countries fighting for the love and admiration of the audience. The harmonious combination of military, classical, folk and popular music, military band parades and dance shows, laser and pyrotechnical effects makes the Festival one of the brightest and most memorable events of the year.

The Festival is held annually on Red Square.

At Spasskaya Tower everyone can find something to their liking: some people like clear, well-adjusted movements of military men, while others enjoy live orchestral music or cultural exchange with people from other nations. Children are also welcome: for them the Festival has prepared a number of master classes and a horse show. The audiences will also enjoy a lighting show projected to the St. Basil’s Cathedral; each night the event will close with majestic fireworks.

August 24 to September 2, the public will daily enjoy:

·         Spasskaya tower for children

The "Spasskaya Tower for Children" project is a breathtaking, vivid and lively experience for your child!

At the festival there will be seven thematic venues: a children's playground scene, a creative, historical, musical, patriotic and military tents, as well as an autodrome. Quests, competitions for the whole family.

·         Horse show

The best horse show, the visiting card of which is the joint team of the Cavalry honorary escort of the Presidential Regiment and the Kremlin School of Riding.

The riders of the team perfectly master different types of traditional Cossack weapons, perform the most complicated stunts on horses, masterly demonstrating the techniques of jiggling

RetroFest in Sokolniki


August 25-26, 2018 in the Moscow park "Sokolniki" will be the 9th festival of old cars and antiques.

For the first time this fun and stylish holiday with great success was held in the summer of 2012.

On the Grand Circle - the exposition of historical auto and motor clubs. In the tents - a retro bazaar, which sells a lot of interesting things: from old baubles to spare parts for oldtimer cars. On stage - jazz, twist, rock and roll, performances of dance groups, defile of retro costumes, competitions for clubs-participants of the festival and spectators of all ages. Throughout the park, immediately from the main entrance - performances of animators, musicians and clowns, bright posters and photo frames, a festive atmosphere. On the central avenues is a real carnival: the ceremonial passages of old cars accompanied by brass bands and costumed actors.

300 cars and motorcycles, 50,000 visitors, a festive weekend mood and the sumptuous weather of the beginning of summer is the new Moscow holiday RETROFEST.

Vik Muniz: exhibition of the world famous artist and photographer (08.06 – 08.09.2018)

The art exhibition, which opened in the Gary Tatintsian Gallery in early June 2018, presents works by contemporary artist Vic Munis, who became widely known for the specificity of his work. Vik Muniz is a world-renowned artist and photographer working in Rio de Janeiro and New York.

Muniz began his artistic career as a sculptor, but later shifted his focus to graphic arts and photography. Inspired by the work of postmodernists Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons, Muniz uses popular images in his works and presents them in a new way, thus demonstrating one of the fundamental ideas of contemporary art: the primacy of concept over uniqueness of visual context.

Experimenting with a wide range of non-traditional materials (dry pigments, dust, sugar, chocolate, diamonds, caviar, children’s toys, garbage, scraps of magazines), Muniz reproduces the works of famous artists, creating short-lived copies of iconic pieces of art. Artist captures the results of his work in series of high-resolution photographs, rediscovering the masterpieces of Van Gogh, Picasso, Malevich, Klimt, Mondrian and Matisse.

Muniz not only acquaints the viewer with the phenomenon of appropriation in photography, but also with the idea of using new techniques in creating works of art, raising the question of the primacy of an idea and the various forms of expression. He calls himself “an observer of the skirmish between structuralist and poststructuralist criticism”.

Vik Muniz: exhibition of the world famous artist and photographer (08.06 – 08.09.2018)

RetroFest in Sokolniki

August 25-26, 2018 in the Moscow park "Sokolniki" will be the 9th festival of old cars and antiques.

For the first time this fun and stylish holiday with great success was held in the summer of 2012.

On the Grand Circle - the exposition of historical auto and motor clubs. In the tents - a retro bazaar, which sells a lot of interesting things: from old baubles to spare parts for oldtimer cars. On stage - jazz, twist, rock and roll, performances of dance groups, defile of retro costumes, competitions for clubs-participants of the festival and spectators of all ages. Throughout the park, immediately from the main entrance - performances of animators, musicians and clowns, bright posters and photo frames, a festive atmosphere. On the central avenues is a real carnival: the ceremonial passages of old cars accompanied by brass bands and costumed actors.

300 cars and motorcycles, 50,000 visitors, a festive weekend mood and the sumptuous weather of the beginning of summer is the new Moscow holiday RETROFEST.

RetroFest in Sokolniki

Festival Spasskaya Tower 2018

Spasskaya Tower is a music fiesta, a spectacular show, staged on the background of the monumental walls of the Kremlin, and a great ‘battlefield’ of the bands from different countries fighting for the love and admiration of the audience. The harmonious combination of military, classical, folk and popular music, military band parades and dance shows, laser and pyrotechnical effects makes the Festival one of the brightest and most memorable events of the year.

The Festival is held annually on Red Square.

At Spasskaya Tower everyone can find something to their liking: some people like clear, well-adjusted movements of military men, while others enjoy live orchestral music or cultural exchange with people from other nations. Children are also welcome: for them the Festival has prepared a number of master classes and a horse show. The audiences will also enjoy a lighting show projected to the St. Basil’s Cathedral; each night the event will close with majestic fireworks.

August 24 to September 2, the public will daily enjoy:

·         Spasskaya tower for children

The "Spasskaya Tower for Children" project is a breathtaking, vivid and lively experience for your child!

At the festival there will be seven thematic venues: a children's playground scene, a creative, historical, musical, patriotic and military tents, as well as an autodrome. Quests, competitions for the whole family.

·         Horse show

The best horse show, the visiting card of which is the joint team of the Cavalry honorary escort of the Presidential Regiment and the Kremlin School of Riding.

The riders of the team perfectly master different types of traditional Cossack weapons, perform the most complicated stunts on horses, masterly demonstrating the techniques of jiggling

Festival Spasskaya Tower 2018

Times & Epochs Festival to offer 340 free tours of Moscow

Free walking tours of the historical reenactment festival’s venues will be available between 10 and 22 August.

Organisers of the Times & Epochs Historical Reenactment Festival, scheduled for 10-22 August, have prepared 340 free walking tours around the centre of Moscow. The tours will include historical streets and squares and 27 of the 30 festival venues.

Guests will find out when Petrovka Street was created, why Chistye Prudy (Clean Ponds) are called “clean,” and what pre-1917 Tverskaya Street looked like. They will see a Viking Shipyard and an 11-metre warship on Chistoprudny Boulevard, as well as other festival sites – the Moscow Criminal Investigations Department, the Turn of the Century Through the Eyes of Antosha Chekhonte (on Strastnoi Boulevard), and Journey Beyond the Three Seas (near the Karl Marx monument in Revolutsii Square).

Times & Epochs Festival guides will accompany their groups on each 1.5-hour tour. To participate, please register on the festival's website, where you can also find a schedule of the tours for the next few days. Each group can take up to 20 people. The tours will take place daily from 10 to 22 August, twice a day on weekdays (at 4 pm and 6 pm), and four times a day on weekends (at noon, 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm).

Ten different tour routes are planned, designed specifically for the festival. One of them will include Ivanovskaya Hill, located within Maroseika Street, and Yauzsky and Pokrovsky boulevards. This hill is one of the historical hills on which Moscow was built. On the slopes of the hill, there once were princely chambers, manors, churches and monasteries. Many buildings have survived.

The guide will tell the story of Khitrovskaya Square. Before 1917, it was known as one of the most dangerous places in Moscow where robberies often occurred. The final stop will be Yauzsky and Pokrovsky boulevards for the festival venues devoted to the American Civil War (1861-1865) and the Great Embassy – the diplomatic mission of Peter the Great to Europe.

The tour along Chistoprudny Boulevard will be no less intriguing. During the walk, guides will tell the participants about the construction and disassembly of the White City wall that surrounded it from the 16th to the 18th century. Guests will find out where butchers’ shopping stalls used to be on Chistoprudny Boulevard, later replaced with aristocratic manors and tenement buildings. This tour will also include the festival sites dedicated to the Viking Age, Ancient Rus, and ancient wars and Scythia – a country described by Herodotus, the “father of history.”

Another tour will be devoted to the history of Petrovka Street, known since the beginning of the 14th century. Originally, it was used as a link between the centre of Moscow and the Petrovsky Monastery, founded in 1315 by Metropolitan Peter of Kiev, Vladimir and All Russia and still operating. The road to the monastery was gradually lined by newly-built manors and turned into a busy city street. The tour ends with a walk along Strastnoi Boulevard and Revolutsii Square.

This year, the Times & Epochs Festival will be held for the eighth time. Organised as part of the Moscow Seasons open-air events cycle, the festival will run simultaneously at 30 venues in different parts of the city, with programmes delivered by Russian and foreign reenactors’ clubs. They will recreate various ages, from the Stone Age to the 1980s.

Guests will be able to see costumed reenactments of historical events, watch the work of craftsmen, visit exhibitions and become students of a medieval university. They will also see a flotilla of medieval ships. All sites will be open daily from 11 am to 9 pm. Admission is free.

Times & Epochs Festival to offer 340 free tours of Moscow

Technology for everyone: Free entrance to Geek Picnic 2018

This year, the festival’s programme includes discussions on the future of humankind, the rights of cyborgs and the colonisation of Mars.

Entrance to the Geek Picnic festival of science, culture and technology, which will be held in the Kolomenskoye Estate Museum on 11 and 12 August, will be free this year.

The main theme of this year’s festival is Human Evolution. The agenda includes discussions on the future of humankind, technological utopia and anti-utopia, the civil rights of cyborgs, cities of the future, digital immortality, as well as the colonisation of Mars and the Moon. The programme will be divided into several themes, such as space exploration, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and technoethics, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Science Art and other subjects as well.

The organisers expect over 30,000 visitors, who will be able to attend lectures by prominent scientists, futurologists and science popularisers, such as Michael Shermer, an American science writer, historian of science and the founder of The Skeptics Society; James Barrat, the author of the nonfiction book Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era, and Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, an op-ed writer for The New York Times and the author of the non-fiction book Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are.

For the festival’s programme, go to.

Technology for everyone: Free entrance to Geek Picnic 2018

Beach volleyball: World’s best teams will compete in Gorky Park

One of the main international beach volleyball competitions will be held for the 11th time in Moscow.

Hot sand, the thrill of the game and the will to win comprise the backdrop for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Moscow, where over 30 best teams from around the world will fight for victory in Gorky Park between 8 and 12 August. Moscow will host the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World Tour for the 11th time.

The programme also includes concerts and contests.

Last year, the Moscow stage of the FIVB World Tour was attended by over 50,000 people. The organisers expect an even bigger audience this year.

Beach volleyball: World’s best teams will compete in Gorky Park

Psychosis and Cultural Carrot: Here and Now exhibition opens in Moscow

See theatre performances, art installations, interactive exhibits and sound art. The exhibition is open until 20 August.

The Here and Now! exhibition opened on 1 August at the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall. Visitors can see theatre performances, art installations, interactive exhibits and sound art by famous artists and novices – Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art participants, university students and even school children. There are also lectures and workshops.

The project was created by Katya Bochavar, artist, architect, designer of the Russian pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009). Architect Konstantin Larin and designer Dmitry Gusev also work on her team.

In total, there are 50 projects at the exhibition, such as Everything is Complicated by Rostan Tavasiyev, Vision by Irina Nakhova, KhMAT by Protei Temen, RandomTala by Sergei Filatov, and the Cultural Carrot by Yelena Kovylina. The latter presents the artist’s paintings of fruits and vegetables and the chance to buy them.

AES+F, one of the most well-known Russian art groups, presents the Psychosis VR installation based on a play by British playwright Sarah Kane. A spectator sits in a wheelchair in the corridor of a mental health clinic wearing special glasses and enters a different and crazy world with black snow, psychedelic colours and insects. The premiere was held at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre in June 2016.

Visitors can download the special Here and Now application, which is available at the App Store and Google Play. A tour guide pamphlet of the show is available at the entrance. It contains a short description of each project. An actual guide is also available for free. 

The exhibition is open until 20 August. Admission is free. 

Psychosis and Cultural Carrot: Here and Now exhibition opens in Moscow

«Hallways. Seven Worlds of Vysotsky» (20.06 – 23.09.2018)

Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center presents an exhibition "Hallways. Seven Worlds of Vysotsky". The exposition opens a series of exhibitions, which are dedicated to life and art of eminent personalities of Jewish origin.

Vladimir Vysotsky is a multifaceted, tragic and in many ways, controversial figure: intelligentsia’s idol and people’s favorite, popular poet, and musician, whose works were not published nor recordings were released; a Soviet movie star with a halo of a dissident.

Almost in every song, he addressed the audience in the first person, so several generations of people living in the USSR saw his songs as a poetic interpretation of their own biography. Actually, as Vysotsky himself put it, his songs were associations, not retrospections: he hadn’t been in the war or a prisoner in the Stalin’s camps, nor had he traveled the sea as a sailor. Vysotsky doesn’t tell the story of his own life but creates in the audience’s imagination live and bright poetic fantasy in a most expressive way.

The creators of the "Hallways" exhibition offer to an audience a radically new approach to life and art of Vladimir Vysotsky: a viewer gets an opportunity to plunge into a world of living images from poet’s works accompanied by his songs. The exposition is literally a consistency of hallways. Each exhibition room presents a still picture, focused on a specific area of Vysotsky’s artistic heritage. Entering one of the hallways, a visitor finds himself in a capital city communal apartment, dangerous Moscow alleyway, front-line trench or Soviet beer house.

The creative team is led by Yan Vizinberg, an author of an idea of the exhibition. The art director of an exposition is Andrey Pankratov (“Loveless”, “Leviathan”, “Elena” by A. Zvyagintsev, “Summer” by K. Serebrennikov). The lighting designer is a filmmaker Vladislav Opelyants (“Hostages”, “The Student”, “12”, “Summer”).

«Hallways. Seven Worlds of Vysotsky» (20.06 – 23.09.2018)