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Upcoming Cultural Events in Moscow
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Issue #22
Below, please find this week's Capital Perspective, a guide to many of the interesting cultural events coming up in Moscow.
 
Berlin 1945
Now – June 25

Exhibition:

MAY FORTY-FIFTH BERLIN TOCHKA [STOP]


The Gallery of Classical Photos presents an exhibition of rare photographs from end-of-war Berlin by Soviet military photojournalist Valery Faminskiy to coincide with Victory Day.

The Gallery of Classical Photographs
(23 Savvinskaya Naberezhnaya, building 1)
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Wartime Songs
May 6, 18:00
May 8, 18:00

Concert:

WARTIME SONGS


As part of the Victory Day celebrations, the Novaya Opera Theater’s soloists and orchestra perform many of the Soviet Union’s most popular wartime songs.

The Novaya Opera
(3/2 Karetny Ryad)
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Treasures of Nukus
Now – May 10

Exhibition:

TREASURES OF NUKUS: From the Collection of the Savitsky State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan (Uzbekistan)


The Pushkin Museum features hundreds of works from the museum in Nukus, Uzbekistan, founded by Igor Savitsky (1915–1984), an artist and collector of Asian paintings and folk and applied art. Much of this collection comprises works from the "Turkestan avant-garde.” (Image: Nikolay Karakhan's painting from 1934, Going to Work)

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
(Private Collections: 10 Volkhonka)
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Anna Idelson
Now – June 4

Exhibition:

ARMENIAN IMPRESSIONISM: FROM MOSCOW TO PARIS


An overview of many of the great Armenian impressionists. Some were directly influenced by their French contemporaries while working and studying in Paris, while others studied in the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture and were guided by such influences as Konstantin Korovin and Valentin Serov. (Image: Vardhes Surenyants’s Portrait of Anna Idelson from 1913)

The Museum of Russian Impressionism
(15 Leningradsky Prospekt, building 11 )
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GARAGE
Now – May 14

Exhibition:

GARAGE TRIENNIAL OF RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART


The Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art features the works of more than sixty artists from across Russia. Its curators identified seven vectors (master figure, personal mythologies, fidelity to place, common language, art in action, street morphology, and local histories of art) through which to observe the the current art life of the country.

The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
(9/32 Krymsky Val)
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The Thaw
Now – June 11

Exhibition:

THE THAW


This large-scale exhibition features paintings, sculptures, and film from the Soviet Union’s Khrushchev era as a means for us to understand some of that period’s aspirations, achievements, and challenges. (Image: Viktor Popkov’s Builders of Bratsk from 1961)

The State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val
(10 Krymsky Val, halls 60-62)
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Diplomat
Now – July 2

Exhibition:

DMITRY ZHILINSKY: THE INNER CIRCLE


In honor of what would have been the artist’s 90th birthday, this exhibition features the works of Dmitry Zhilinsky (1927–2015), with an emphasis on his sketches and paintings of those closest to him. (Image: Portrait of Diplomat V.S. Semyonov with His Wife and Daughter from 1978)

The State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val
(10 Krymsky Val)
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Upon Request
Now – May 28

Exhibition:

UPON REQUEST:
THE RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE COLLECTION OF THE REGIONAL MUSEUMS. PART II


The Jewish Museum and the Encyclopedia of the Russian Avant-garde present a sequel exhibition from seventeen collections among regional museums. It covers an interval spanning from the Russian Revolution to the beginning of the 1930s, a period heavily inspired by Cézanne, cubo-futurism, and primitivism, and part of the evolving non-objectivism and constructivism. (Image: A sketch by Wassily Kandinsky from 1920)

The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center
(11 Obraztsova St., building. 1A)
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Gergiev
May 8, 19:00

Concert:

XVI MOSCOW EASTER FESTIVAL


Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra and soloist Daniil Trifonov (piano). The program includes Maurice Ravel’s La Valse (A Choreographic Poem for Orchestra) and Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra, and music from four scenes of Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka.
 
Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
(4/31 Triumfalnaya Square)
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Plisetskaya and Shchedrin
May 11, 19:00

Concert:

MUSIC OF TIME: UNKNOWN MASTERPIECES


Part of the Your 20th Century program, members of the Studio of New Music ensemble (piano, flute, oboe, and clarinet) perform works by Alexey Siumak, Rodion Shchedrin, Nicolas Bacri, Alexander Vustin, Olivier Messiaen, and Faraj Karaev. (Image: Composer Rodion Shchedrin with his wife, the legendary ballerina Maya Plisetskaya)

The State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val
(10 Krymsky Val)
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Please feel free to send this around to anyone who might be interested; and we encourage readers to let us know of upcoming events for the next issue at guy.archer@cap-perspectives.com.
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