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St. Petersburg from the 1850s to the 1910s in Photorgraphs

St. Petersburg from the 1850s to the 1910s in Photorgraphs
27 september—12 november 2018
The active development of photography began in St. Petersburg in the mid-1850s. Saint Petersburg-based professional photographers and amateurs (A. Lorens, G. Wesenberg, I. Bianki, A. Felish, K. Schulz, L. Butrimovich, A. Nasvetevich, A. Erzhemsky, I. Alexandrov, J. Shteinberg, V. Klassen, K. Bulla, A. Gailevich, K. Kubesh, and others) created not only individual photographs, but also full-fledged series of photographs and comprehensive albums devoted to historical events, everyday life, and Petersburg landmarks, many of which later underwent changes or did not survive until the present day.

From the end of the 1890s on, numerous “open letters” depicting St. Petersburg sights are published in various printing techniques from the negatives created by local photographers over the years. In respect to their subject and composition, they echoed photographs printed on albumen, collodion or silver bromide paper, but sometimes were distinguished from them by a more dynamic composition of the frame. In addition to architecture and panoramic views of the capital, masters of photography tried to capture in pictures and postcards many famous Saint Petersburg citizens and various events in the social and cultural life of the capital, especially at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries. One of the milestone events of this time was the opening of Emperor Alexander III’s Russian Museum on March 7 (19), 1898.

The photographs of St. Petersburg taken between 1850 and 1910 presented in the exhibition continue the retrospective photo cycle “Travels throughout the Russian Empire” from the collection of the Russian Museum and are dedicated to the 315th anniversary of our city and the 120th anniversary of the opening of the Russian Museum.

Exhibitions
Lazar Khidekel (1904–1986). Towards the History of the Russian Avant-Garde

Lazar Khidekel (1904–1986). Towards the History of the Russian Avant-Garde

21 november 2018—14 january 2019

The exhibition will present over 80 works by Lazar Khidekel — a prominent figure of the Russian avant-garde — from the collection of the architect's family.

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Works by Contemporary Chinese Artists from the Shanghai Art Fair

Works by Contemporary Chinese Artists from the Shanghai Art Fair

22 august—30 august 2018

Works selected at the Shanghai Art Fair intended to represent the diversity of styles and perspectives in Chinese contemporary art

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