Exhibitions to Visit this Week: from Contemporary Art to Russian Impressionism

Art by HSE students, works by world-renowned photographers, and portraits by Russian impressionists—we offer a selection of exhibitions that are open in Moscow’s galleries and museums.

Tochka 55.754630, 37.638530 with the participation of HSE master’s students

Ground Solyanka Gallery

Open until July 3

Master’s students of HSE University and Garage Museum present Tochka 55.754630, 37.638530, an exhibition and performance project in which they investigate the practice of a walk. The name of the project includes the geographic coordinates of the Ground Solyanka Gallery, where the exhibition is being held. It is within a 10-minute walk from the Pokrovka campus.

The exhibition features installations, video art, audio art, graphics, paintings, photos, kinetic and digital art pieces. Eight out of the 18 artworks and performances have been created specially for the exhibition by artists from Chelyabinsk, Kazan, St Petersburg, Perm Krai, as well as other Russian cities and regions.

Address: 1/2 Solyanka Ulitsa, Building 2. Entrance from Zabelina Ulitsa. See the map.

Opening hours: 12 pm – 10 pm

Tickets: 300 RUB

Photo Biennale 2022

Multimedia Art Museum Moscow

Open until July 31

The first international Photo Biennale opened 25 years ago, in Moscow in 1996. In November that year, the Multimedia Art Museum Moscow/MAMM—Russia’s first museum of photography and contemporary art— was founded. This year’s Biennale marks the 25th anniversary of the museum.

Photo Biennale includes nine exhibitions, which include works by renowned Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti; Leonid Tishkov, one of the most romantic contemporary Russian artists with his ‘Private Moon’; and Valery Yurlov, an outstanding representative of the Russian neo-avant-garde.

Address: 16 Ostozhenka Ulitsa

Opening hours: 12 pm – 9 pm daily; closed on Mondays.

Tickets: 500 RUB; students 250 RUB

Points of View: Artists’ Portraits and Self-Portraits

Museum of Russian Impressionism

Open until October 2

The Points of View project embodies an idea to compare portraits of late 19th-early 20th-century artists with their self-portraits. Complicated times, the variety of counteracting artistic groups and associations, the fall of old ideologies and the birth of new ideas all promote the active search for new portrait visualisations. The artistic culture of the time embraces all kinds of styles and manners, from impressionism to cubism.

The exhibition shows how artists picture themselves and how they are seen by their contemporaries. It includes works by Ilya Repin, Boris Kustodiev, Robert Falk, Zinaida Serebryakova, Alexander Rodchenko, and other artists.

Address: 15 Leningradsky Prospekt, Building 11.

Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun 11 am – 8 pm; Wed and Thu 12 pm – 9 pm

Tickets: the museum only opens in sessions. It is recommended to buy tickets online in advance. 450–500 RUB. Students 200–250 RUB.

Photos by Dmitry Koptyubenko