RUSSIAN CULTURE NEWS

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Edition N 207 June 25, 2002
Number of subscribers 1742 issued from October 1997.
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1. Contemporary Artists - to Pushkin
2. Classic of Native Photography - B.Ignatovich
3. Music in Russian Art of the 19-20th Centuries
4. Neomodern by Mikhail Vorobiev
5. Exhibition of Collections from the Netherlands
6. Plaster, Fountains, Bars and Puddles
7. Finished Photocontest "French Petersburg"
8. From Tooth-Brush to Architectural Model
9. In Memory of Outstanding Artist Timur Novikov
10. Folk Craft of Novgorodsky Region
11. On the Verge of the Ancient Universe

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Contemporary Artists - to Pushkin

State Pushkin Museum is glad to represent the exhibition "Contemporary Artists - to Pushkin" withing the frameworks of the IV Pushkin Assembly. The aim of the exhibition is to show how 21th century artists understanding of Pushkin, to estimate the level of contemporary art. For this task there were determined chronological frames - these are the latest works not known to wide circle of audience. On display there are works by only professional artists. More than 100 masters take part in the exhibition, they presented about 300 works.

The Pushkin State Museum
Addres: Moscow, 12/2, Prechistenka Ulitsa
Direction: From metro station Kropotinskaya (the Ostozhenka Ulitsa exit), take trolleybus 5,15,16 or 31
Phones: (095) 201-3256
URL: www.museum.ru/Pushkin/
E-mail: aspushkin-200@mtu-net.ru

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Classic of Native Photography - B.Ignatovich

Museum of Private Collections represents the exhibition "Boris Ignatovich - Classic of Native Photography. 1920-1960s." Boris Vsevolodovich Ignatov (1899 -1976) is one of the pioneers of photojournalism of the 1920s, he is a master of "left-wing" experimental photography. Author's prints by Ignatovich are preserved in private and in museum collections including State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. There value is approved by time, it became like the value of works by other greate Russian photomasters of the 20th century.
Private Collections Museum
Addres: Moscow, 14, Volhonka str.
Direction: Metro Kropotkinskaya
Phones: (095) 203-9578, 203-1546

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Music in Russian Art of the 19-20th Centuries

State Tretyakov Gallery invites you to visit the exhibition "Sound and Image. Music in Russian Art of the 19-20th Centuries". The opening of the exhibition is dated for the XII International Contest named after P.I.Chaikovsky. This is the first time when music and its reflection in the Russian art during ten centuries became the theme of large-scaled exhibition in State Tretyakov Gallery. More than 20 Russian museums take part in the project. The idea of the exhibition is to show musical basis of creative way of thinking of artists, melodiousness as aesthetic criterion of harmonic (and later disharmonic) origin in the art, to show direct influence of music on artistic creative work.

The State Tretyakov Gallery
Addres: Moscow, 10, Lavrushinskii Peryulok
Direction: Metro stations: 'Tretyakovskaya' or 'Novokuznetskaya'
Phones: (095) 953-5223

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Neomodern by Mikhail Vorobiev

All-Russian Museum of Folk Arts and Crafts personal carries out the exhibition of works by a Moscow artist and designer "Neomodern by Mikhail Vorobiev". The artist's style developed in the beginning of the 80s, is still charming the audience by its unexpected experiments, and his last exhibition confirms this. "Neomodern" - is new art on the border of centuries, new style which continues traditions of the modern. This romantic parallel of cultures runs through the artist's creation works on the whole way of his development.

All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Arts
Addres: Moscow, Delegatskaja street, 3
Phones: (095) 921-0139, 923-7725, 923-1741
E-mail: d_museum@online.ptt.ru

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Exhibition of Collections from the Netherlands

This is joint project of cultural cooperation of Russian and Dutch museums on mutual exhibition exchange. While in Irininsky Palaty of Novodevichy Monastery there is an exhibition from the Netherlands, the exhibition "Enoch Queens of Novodevichy Monastery" is being carried out in the Museum of Saint Catherine Monastery. About 100 masterpieces of the medieval European art are on display in Moscow. These items let one get acquainted with different aspects of the development of books printing in the Netherlands during the latest medieval epoch.

New Virgin Nunnery
Addres: Moscow, 1, Novodevichiy proezd
Phones: (095) 246-5607, 246-8526

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Plaster, Fountains, Bars and Puddles

In Moscow State Exhibition Hall "New Manege" there is the exhibition of new works by Vladimir Brainin "Painting of 1995-2002. Plaster, Fountains, Bars and Puddles". The artist in his work is still looking for and showing the image of Moscow, and artistic circles of the Russian capital still consider Brainin as one of the most adequate artists of Moscow. However, there are only few well known Moscow motives.

Moscow State Exhibition Hall "New Manege"
Phones: 292-4459
E-mail: newmaneg@dol.ru

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Finished Photocontest "French Petersburg"

We are glad to invite you to Petropavlovskaya Fortress to the exhibition representing works by the participants of the photocontest "French Petersburg". This exhibition is the second one from the cycle "Foreigners in Petersburg". It is dedicated to the French cultural heritage in Saint Petersburg.

Petropavlovskaya Fortress - The State Museum of the History of St. Peterburg
Addres: Saint-Peterburg, 3, Peter and Paul fortress
Direction: "Gorkovskaya" metro station
Phones: (812) 238-4540, 238-4511
URL: http://www.museum.ru/museum/gmispb
E-mail: ppkroot@ppk.spb.su

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From Tooth-Brush to Architectural Model

Mramorny Palace invites you to the exhibition of works by Philippe Starck "Vanity Case". Philippe Starck is widely known as a French designer and architect. He was born in 1949. According to his project there was created a street in Paris, the street was called by the name of the architect - "Rue Starck". The exposition "Vanity Case" was created in 1997 and was represented for the first time in Barcelona. The exhibition will demonstrate 80 works - from tooth-brush to architectural models. Every object is placed in a small case and is provided with the author's comments.

The Marble Palace
Addres: Saint-Peterburg, 5/1, Millionnaya Ulitsa
Direction: From either metro station Gostiny Dvor or Nevsky Prospect, take any of the following: buses 25, 46, 134; trams 2, 12, 34, 32, 54
Phones: (812) 312-9196, 312-9054

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In Memory of Outstanding Artist Timur Novikov

In Benoit Building there is the exhibition carried out in commemoration of outstanding artist and artistic leader Timur Petrovich Novikov. On display there are works made by the master and also granted to Russian Museum. Russian Museum has always been closely connected with Timur Novikov. Being a pupil he visited lessons in the Club of Young Fine Art Lovers in the Museum. Later he worked as an operator of thermal center of the Museum, and this helped him to get acquainted with its funds. As an acknowledged underground master he began to exhibit one of the first.

Benois Wing
Addres: Saint-Peterburg, Griboedova channel, 2
Direction: Metro station "Nevsky Prospect"

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Folk Craft of Novgorodsky Region

In Great Novgorod in the Novgorod Kremlin after the restoration there is the exhibition of more than 110 works made by krestetsky and valdaisky women of different generation of the 20th century. The earliest works are generally towels. You will be able to see the evolution of the leading folk craft of Novgorodsky Region.

The State Novgorod Museum
Addres: Novgorod region, 11, Kremlin, Novgorod
Direction: Take bus 4 or 9 to the centre from the train station or the bus depot.
Phones: (81622) 7-3608, 7-3691, 7-3770
URL: www.novgorod-museum.ru/museums/
E-mail: culture@ctorstudio.com

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On the Verge of the Ancient Universe

Karelian State Museum of Regional Studies is proud to present the exhibition "Flying Stones" which is a concomitant of the popular project "On the Verge of the Ancient Universe ". The exhibition is held within the frameworks of the development of the project of the theme of primitive spiritual culture. The base of the exhibition is a legend told by Kolsky Peninsula aborigens and put down by ethnographer Charnolusky in the 20s of the 20th century. On display there are etchings and water-colour works.

Karelian State Museum of Regional History
Addres: Karelia republic, Petrozavodsk, Lenin sq.1
Phones: (81422) 77-0240
URL: http://www.karelia.ru/~kgkm/
E-mail: kgkm@karelia.ru

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