RUSSIAN CULTURE NEWS
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Edition N 184                            5  2001 .
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1. Endy Worhol: Live and works
2. Photo-exhibition in State Museum of Architecture
3. Toys of Russia. The history and the present
4. Paradise garden, or Lady with unicorn
5. Pier Sulage. Black light
6. Horses of Klodt have returned to Anichkov bridge
7. Exhibition "Italian Print of XVIII - XIX centuries"
8. Exhibition of the collection of fairy masks


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Endy Worhol: Live and works
State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin invites you to visit the
exhibition "Endy Worhol (1928-1987): Life and works". Works of art from
collection of the Museum of Endy Worhol, Pittsburgh, USA. The exhibition has
more than 60 works of Endy Worhol, being one of the most known artists of
the second half of XX century, classical representative pop-art. His
indomitable creative energy and talent have found expression in most
different brunches of art. The artist, designer, author of objects and
installations, director, producer, writer, publisher, collector, in epoch of
pop culture he has embodied the Renaissance idea of "Homo universale".
SMFA(GMII) shows famous works of the legendary artist from portraits of
Campbell's tomato soup to portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Statue of Freedom and
Wormhole's self-portraits. The exhibition will work till July 2, 2001.

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
Addres: Moscow, 12, Ulitsa Volkchonka
Direction: metro station 'Kropotinskaya'
Phones: (095) 203-9578, 203-7998, 203-7412
URL: www.museum.ru/gmii
E-mail: finearts@gmii.museum.ru


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Photo-exhibition in State Museum of Architecture
Photo-exhibition in State Museum of Architecture named after A.V. Shchusev
invites you to the photo-exhibition of Anatoly Erin "village Glazovo" within
the series of exhibitions of modern architectural photo "24". Anatoly Erin
(1936) was born in the village Selivanovo of the Belgorod oblast. His first
essays in photography relate to 1954, when he started his studies in Moscow
Institute of Urban Development Engineers. Anatoly Erin is a participant of
numerous exhibitions in our country and abroad, he is the author of a number
of publications about photography technique, and among the latest of them
are the following: "Secrets of the fish eye", PhotoVideo, September 1999 and
"Absolutely Non Simple Lens", PhotoVideo, March / May 2000. The exhibition
is open till June 24.

The State Reseach Museum of Architecture named after A.B.Schusev
Addres: Moscow, 5, Vozdvizshenka str.
Phones: (095) 290-4855, 290-0551
URL: www.muar.ru
E-mail: muar@isa.ru, SCHUSEV@MUAR.RU


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Toys of Russia. The history and the present
In exhibition halls of the Fund of Vernacular Arts of the Russian Federation
has opened the exhibition "Toys of Russia. The history and the present". It
is generally known what mean games and toys for a child, being the necessary
attribute of our childhood. However, they are not less important for the
adults as well. Urgency of game and toys grows in modern technocratic
society. Historical toys from the collection of Museum of toys in Sergiev
Posad, and private collection of S. Romanov are submitted at the exhibition,
as well as modern toys of traditional vernacular Arts. Large section of the
exhibition is devoted to authoring. Among them are playing, souvenir and
collection toys. The exhibition will extend till June 30, 2001.

Fund of Vernacular Arts of the Russian Federation
Phones: (095) 291-9563


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Paradise garden, or Lady with unicorn
The gallery "the Slavic house" represents an exposition of unique ornamented
furniture in combination with hand-made chinaware. The furniture is also
hand-made subject to motives of West-European upholsterers of XVII - XIX
centuries in workshop of V. Skalnik (Moscow) and ornamented by A.
Nemolyaeva, artist, actress of theatre and cinema. The chinaware is
represented by known labels of manufacturers (HEREND, KPM), and authoring
(Russia) as well. Plots of furniture ornament are called up by themes of
medieval poetry of vagrants, ancient arras etc.

The gallery "the Slavic house"
Phones: (095) 915-6831
E-mail: ofice@slavonianhouse.com


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Pier Sulage. Black light
The exhibition given up to arts of French artist Pier Sulage, one of the
most prominent representatives of modern hard-edge painting, opened in Sate
Hermitage and will extend from May 29, 2001 to September 2, 2001. The
exhibition is first retrospective show of Pier Sulage in Russia.
Thirty-seven arts make original gallery of artist works for more than 50
year period (from 1948 to January, 2001) and represent variety and
originality of his talent. Nine works made on paper and on glass and twenty
eight canvases reflect five stages of the artist work: the period of dark
symbols on light background (initial); the period of "colour" arts or black
forms accompanied with one or two colours; the period of black-and-white
painting in the end of 1960 years with substantial increase of art format;
the period of "ultra black" vast polyptyches, squares, rectangles etc. in
1980-1990; and painting of last years is notable by the new attitude to
black and white. The exhibition is organised by State Hermitage together
with the artist Pier Sulage, Department of culture of Paris administration,
Paris Museum of Modern Art, French Association of Cultural Contacts at the
Ministry of Foreign affairs of France, Association Paris - Museums with
participation of Museum of Grenoble, Museum of Fabr (Montpellier), Museum of
Modern Art (Saint-Etienne), Museum of Modern Art Abatuar (Toulouse), Gallery
of Alice Poly (Lausanne) with the support of French Institute in
St.-Petersburg. The Scientific catalogue "Sulage. Luminiferousity of black"
is prepared for the exhibition.

The State Hermitage
Addres: Saint-Peterburg, 34-36, Dvortsovaya Nabarezhnaya
Direction: From "Nevsky Prospect" metro station, take any of the following:
bus 7, 10; tram 31; troll. 1, 7, 9, 10
Phones: (812) 311-3601, 110-9604, 110-9601
URL: http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/
E-mail: info@hermitage.ru


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Horses of Klodt have returned to Anichkov bridge
Famous bronze horses, the work of Peter Klodt, are again mounted on Anichkov
bridge across Moika in St.-Petersburg, that is 11 months after they have
been taken away for restoration. Two sculptures representing people,
struggling with horses were carried cross-city from the workshop to the
bridge. The heads of horses were covered with rubber caps for they could not
casually touch electrical wires. The restoration of sculptures, officially
named "Horse- wrestlers", costs 120 thousand dollars: the statues have been
cleaned of dirt and green patina, distracting bronze, and have been covered
with special composition protecting against this patina. The workers, busy
with these statues, have found out, that there are carefully sealed hatches
in them, nobody knew about them before the restoration. The "Horse-
wrestlers" were made Peter Klodt fon Yurenburg in XIX century in honour of
two hoses, belonging to the sculptor. They are considered to be one of main
sights of St.-Petersburg. According to NTV, sculptors name the work of Klodt
the feat, because the sculptures were cast as a single piece at a time, "and
even now it is a trick". Except the restoration, finished at present, for
all the time since they were made the "horses of Klodt" were removed from
Anichkov bridge only once. That was during the Great Patriotic War when they
have been buried nearby in the garden for to save them from bombing.


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Exhibition "Italian Print of XVIII - XIX centuries"
None tourist motor ship on its way along Volga will pass ancient Russian
city Uglich. In Uglich Historic and Art Museum the exhibition "Italian Print
of XVIII - XIX centuries" composed of the museum collection is opened. More
than 40 works made by the Italian masters are represented at the exhibition,
among them the centrepiece of the exhibition is the print of Jovanny
Battiest Piranezy "Temple of Fortuna Virilis". The prints are the part of
art collection which has been taken out from Shishkino, manor of noble
family of Opochinins'-Tuchkovs', in 1919-1920. The exhibition can be visited
till June 25.

Uglich Historian-rt Museum
Addres: Yaroslavl region, 3, Kreml, Uglich
Direction: From the railuay station by the bus 3 before Uspenskaya area,
from the bus station 200 m., from the river port - 200 m.
Phones: (08532) 5-3678
E-mail: uglmus@yaroslavl.ru


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Exhibition of the collection of fairy masks
The Exhibition "There are Many Fairy Tales in the World" opened in
Pereslavl-Zalessky Historical, Architectural and Art Museum Reserve the
exhibition in May 18, there is exhibited unique collection of masks of
literary heroes made of papier-mache by S.I. Potapov, Pereslavl folk skilled
craftsman. Here you can meet with personages of Russian fairy tales,
inhabitants of Berendey's fairyland, and with heroes of Gogol's Russia.
Excursion and art program "There are Many Fairy Tales in the World" is
realised on the basis of this exhibition, and aimed both for children, and
for adults, which once were children too.

Pereslavl-Zalesskiy Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Preserv
Addres: Yaroslavl region, 4, Museyny lane, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy
Phones: (08535) 2-3124
E-mail: museum@peresl.users.botik.ru
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