Paris 1968, San Francisco 1975, Dnieper 1880. Six exhibitions to close soon

Paris 1968, San Francisco 1975, Dnieper 1880. Six exhibitions to close soon
Moonlit Night on the Dnieper, 1880. Arkhip Kuindzhi
Three interesting exhibitions will remain open until the end of this week, while the other three will close by the end of next week.

It would be difficult to visit every new exhibition when it opens. But you can try to see the most interesting ones until they close. This article is about six exhibitions that will close soon.

It’s forbidden to forbid

Dates: until 10 February

Location: Moscow Museum of Modern Art (17 Yermolayevsky Pereulok)

Workers, Unite. Poster. Michel Shaoul private collection

A visual aid on the modern history of France, more precisely on the events of 1968-1970, when strikes by students dissatisfied with the policies of Charles de Gaulle led to a political crisis in the country, the dissolution of parliament and early elections. The exhibition, compiled by Natalia Smolyanskaya, an artist and a researcher in modernism and avant-garde, features original posters printed in fateful 1968 in the Atelier Populaire underground printing house, newspapers and magazines of the time, and documentaries and feature films on the era. Visitors can not only learn more about these historical events, but also play, for example, in the class struggle: one of the exhibits is the famous game by artist Julio Le Parc Choose Your Enemy, where you have to shoot at targets that represent different social classes.

Theatre in Soviet Porcelain

Dates: until 10 February

Location: Kolomenskoye open-air museum (39 Andropova Prospekt)

Previously, they could be found in many flats - porcelain figurines of famous actors of the Soviet theatre, characters from sensational performances, or even entire scenes. You can immerse yourself in pleasant nostalgia at the Great Exhibition Hall of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich Palace - masterpieces made at the Dmitrov and Leningrad porcelain factories, from the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Kuskovo Estate Museum and the Sov-Art Gallery, will be on display until 10 February. The central exhibits are figurines created by legendary artist Seraphim Sudbinin in the 1920s, and works by young Leningrad artists of the 1950s and 1960s.

Museum and Theatre: 100 Years Together

Dates: until 10 February

Location: New Manege (3/3 Georgiyevsky Pereulok)

The theatre theme continues at the New Manezh which presents an exhibition of items from the Bolshoi Theatre Museum, founded in 1918. The show includes props, sets, make-up and costumes used in the most famous plays (the oldest one was created in the 18th century), as well as artwork by choreographer Alexander Gorsky who worked at the theatre from 1902 to 1924. Among the main exhibits are the fan of famous Anna Pavlova and letters from theatre artists written during the Great Patriotic War.

The World of ZNUI Artists: 1985      

Dates: until 17 February

Location: Vykhino Gallery (9 Tashkentskaya Street)

The Extramural People’s University of Arts, or ZNUI, which grew out of the extramural painting courses that appeared in the mid-1930s, gave life to many masters of naive painting of the USSR and Russia: Ivan Selivanov, Elfrida Milts, Yury Aksyonov, Anahit Kikinyan (by the way, a personal show of her work recently took place at the Museum of Russian Lubok and Naive Art), and other artists. The Vykhino Gallery is displaying not only paintings by famous graduates from various years, but also those by avant-garde teachers Nikolai Rotanov and Inna Shmeleva.

Arkhip Kuindzhi

Dates: until 17 February

Location: State Tretyakov Gallery (12 Lavrushinsky Pereulok)

Arkhip Kuindzhi. Birch Grove. 1879

Arkhip Kuindzhi, a great experimenter who made his contemporaries guess how he managed to accurately, simply and vividly paint the natural light in his landscapes, stopped exhibiting when he was 40. After a sensational exhibition of one painting, held by Kuindzhi shortly after he completed his Moonlit Night on the Dnieper (1880), he was less interested in surprising the public - he concentrated on the study of the chemical properties of paints and works.

His canvases continue to cause amazement - you can see this until 17 February at the Tretyakov Gallery, where the first large Moscow retrospective of the artist’s works since 1992 is being held: 180 paintings, including Moonlit Night on the Dnieper.

Furious Beauty: The Life and Times of Stanley Greene

Dates: until 17 February                       

Location: Multimedia Art Museum (17 Ostozhenka Street)

Meredite Being Made Up. Stanley Greene. 1988

The Multimedia Art Museum has been hosting an exhibition of Stanley Green’s early works for over two weeks. He was an American photojournalist, known for reporting from hot spots. In his youth, Greene was an activist for the Black Panther left radical party, defending the rights of African Americans. He lived in San Francisco, was going to become an artist and was friends with punks. He became famous for his shots of musicians at concerts. At various times, the Dead Kennedys, The Ramones and The Mutants were targeted by his lens. In the mid-1980s, he went to Paris, where he did glossy photos and shot for a lot of fashion magazines. However, he did not count this as part of his career.