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Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

Xavier Veilhan. Le film du Japon. 2002
16 may—30 june 2018
Film “Le film du Japon” (2002) by Xavier Veilhan will be on display between May 16 and June 30 as part of the project “Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance).”

Xavier Veilhan is a French artist and sculptor who works with popular imagination, be it the world of Pop Art, comics, cinema, or video games. One of his earliest large-scale works, “One, Two,” was created at the Russian Museum, within the legendary exhibition “Territory of Art. Laboratory” in 1990. In 2009, he created a widely popular project at the Versailles palace complex, which included a series of colourful sculptures depicting his famous architects as well as Yuri Gagarin. In 2015, he made a sculpture of Daft Punk band members without their iconic robot helmets. The musicians commented, “If someone wants to see us the way we are in real life, they will have to look at the sculpture.” In 2017, Veilhan represented France at the 57th Venice biennale. The artist transformed the national pavilion into a music studio. “Le film du Japon” was filmed at the Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Japan. The characters on screen perform some kind of a national dance and construct sculptural mobiles.

“Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)” is a joint project of the Russian Museum and Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France.

“Inside the Marble Palace” is a series of nine exhibitions exploring performativity in which dance and sound play a significant part. Ever since the time of its emergence, video art was closely connected with performance. The possibility to record and show at the same time, the use of time as one of the main elements — all of this provides common ground between performance and video art. The artists visualize sound and vocalize space; saturate their works with dense sound or deafening silence; refer to the performance tradition and avant-garde choreography; reinterpret popular tunes and film stills that serve as cultural archaeology and a breeding ground for their art.

June 14, Thursday, 7 p.m., the Marble Palace will host an ambient & sound art live performance by Jean-Yves Leloup, founder of the band Radiomentale. 

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Ernst Barlach – Käthe Kollwitz: Beyond the Borders of Existence. In Dialogue with their Russian Contemporaries

26 april—1 july 2018

The exhibition of over 220 works by two prominent German artists accompanied by an extensive presentation of their Russian contemporaries captures the state of human existence in powerful images.

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Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

18 april—14 may 2018

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