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Mark Wallinger. Threshold to the Kingdom (An exhibition held in the context of PROSMOTR Festival of Video Art) (The Ludwig Museum in the Russian Museum)

19 November 2003—18 January 2004
Painter, sculptor, and videoartist, Mark Wallinger is on of the most famous modern British artists. He belongs to the generation of Young British Artists. "Threshold to the Kingdom" is a slowed video-projection shot at the arrivals airport gate. Accompanied with the soundtrack of Allegri's Miserere, automatic doors open and close slowly letting through arriving passengers and cockpit personnel. During eleven minutes, those who have arrived overpass -individually and in groups - the official border between the heavens and the earth. Righteous men descend to the earth (from neutral no-man to state controlled territory). They are not deprived of human emotions: joy of meeting, tiredness, confusion. Airport gates, made of opaque reflective glass, appear to be gates to heaven; an airport employee, sitting quietly at the table to the left of the gates, - apostle Peter, who looks after heavens' messengers and let them in to the Paradise; a table lamp - biblical light.
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The Empire After Peter the Great: From Catherine I to Elizabeth Petrovna

The Empire After Peter the Great: From Catherine I to Elizabeth Petrovna

1 June—23 September 2024

This exhibition, unique in its scale, covers the period from the death of Peter the Great to the accession to the throne of his daughter Elizabeth Petrovna (1725–1742). The main events of the internal Russian life in the time of struggle for Peter the Great’s legacy shown on the material from the collections of 21 museums, including State Hermitage Museum, the State Historical Museum, the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of the History of St Petersburg, the Peterhof State Museum and Reserve, the Pavlovsk State Museum, the Arkhangelskoye State Museum and Reserve and others.

Master of Painting. 325th Anniversary of Ivan Vishnyakov’s Birth

Master of Painting. 325th Anniversary of Ivan Vishnyakov’s Birth

26 April—1 July 2024

Ivan Vishnyakov is one of the leading artist of the 18th century, portraitist, mural painter, restorer and teacher. However, not much of the artist’s vast legacy, the result of thirty years of untiring creative activity, has survived to the present day. All the more valuable are the ten surviving portraits in the collections of the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of Vasily Tropinin and Moscow Artists of His Time, art museums in Tver and Rybinsk.

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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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