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Best Moscow Art Exhibitions You Still Can Visit

List of the most exciting and intriguing exhibitions to visit in Moscow right now.

Best Moscow Art Exhibitions You Still Can Visit

Russian Jordaens. Paintings and Drawings by Jacob Jordaens from Russian Collections

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, 17 September - 30 November 2019

This exhibition contains the majority of works by the Flemish artist Jacob Jordaens that can be found in Russia. These works are usually spread out across many various Russian museums in many different cities, however, this exhibition has brought them all together. Forty-nine works in total are available for any visitor to see, many of which vary in style and paint a clear picture of the evolution of the artist’s work. 

Pacifico Silano: How To Disappear

Fragment Gallery, Moscow, 21 September 2019 - 5 December 2019

The project of a young artist, who focuses on the problems of social minorities. The main reception of the artist is collages from photos. On collages you can see photos from the beginning of the disco era.

Soyuz Molodyozhi. Russian avant-garde 1909-1914

Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow, 24 October 2019 – 19 January 2020

Soyuz Molodyozhi was the first metropolitan artistic group of the Russian avant-garde. It was founded in November 1909 at the initiative of futurist artists Mikhail Matyushin and Elena Guro. Among the members of this group were the following famous artists: Mikhail Larionov, Pavel Filonov, David Burliuk and Aleksandra Ekster. Their works will be at the exhibition along with some of the less well-known paintings by Vladimir Tatlin and Kazimir Malevich. This exhibition shows the very beginning of Russian avant-garde and its key artists’ early works, so it is a chance to get a closer look at the most fascinating period in Russian art.

Museum of Pictorial Culture. To the 100th Anniversary of the First Museum of Contemporary Art

New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 23 October 2019 — 23 February 2020

2019 will mark 100 years since the implementation of the unique museum project of Soviet Russia – the creation of the Museum of Pictorial Culture, the first museum of contemporary art in Russia. The MPC was considered to be a “new type” museum that stepped away from all the traditions of academic museums. Works of art for this museum were also selected based on a new criterion - the innovation of the creative method. It existed for only 10 years, from 1919 to 1929, then became a branch of the Tretyakov Gallery. The new exhibition will present experimental analytical works and unique archival documents of museum’s collection. The central section of the exhibition is a recreated exposition of the Moscow MPC in the mid-1920s. It is an important scientific and educational project that showcases unique ideas of the Museum of Pictorial Culture, which start to be recognized more and more in the world today.

The coming world: ecology as the new politics. 2030-2100

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 28 June 2019 – 1 December 2019

The main theme of the exhibition is ecology. This exhibition allows visitors to step into the future of our planet and prompts them to think about important problems. Containing the works of both Russian and international artists, such as Hans Haacke, Maurizio Cattelan Le Corbusier and Mikhail Matyushin. “The coming world” is perfect for anyone interested in modern art and/or ecological issues.

The Human Condition. SESSION 5 TELEOLOGY OF THE HUMAN. Biography, destiny, hope, faith

MMOMA, Moscow, 29 October 2019 – 20 January 2020

Human Condition is an immersive, site-specific exhibition that features the works of emerging and established artists. The project took place in various countries over seven years of its existence and each time it covers a new theme. Current exhibition at MMOMA is a result of a collaboration between The National Center for Contemporary Art, MMOMA and The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in which the theme of man’s place in the world of the 21 century is explored. If you want to experience the contemporary art, then this is an exhibition for you. Video art, installations, photographs, objects and sculptures by 14 artists from around the world are waiting for you.

Text by
Natalia Alexandrova,
Ksenia Ilinykh &
Milana Polozova