Weekend in Moscow: «Little tragedies» and «October» in the Pushkin

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich State Museum of fine arts named after A. S. Pushkin. Archival photoWeekend in Moscow: «Little tragedies» and «October» in the Pushkin© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich

. The coming weekend Muscovites and guests of the capital can spend in a large-scale exhibition of the French sculptor of the first half of the twentieth century Constantin Brancusi in the «Multimedia Art Museum», or to take in experiences the tragic loss in the play «Dedication to eve» at the theater Vakhtangov, to familiarize themselves with the equipment of powder painting in the exhibition «October» of the Chinese artist Cai Guoqiang and see the play based on the classic works of Pushkin’s «Little tragedies» in the «Gogol-center».


In the «Multimedia Art Museum» exhibition one of the most famous sculptors of the XX century of Constantin Brancusi (1876 – 1957). He was always an innovator and experimenter, boldly using different materials — wood, stone, bronze, marble, as well as combining the subject with media art technology of the time. Contemporaries said that he always was dissatisfied with how other photographers shoot it works, so took over the camera himself. Using film and photography, he sought to convey the dynamics of the sculpture, to demonstrate their inward movement.

The authorship of Brancusi belongs to the famous portraits of Irish writer James Joyce, animal drawings, portraits and self-portraits. For the first time in Russia so widely acquainted with the works of the Frenchman. Exhibits for the exhibition provided by the Paris Centre Pompidou.

This week the main show floor of the Pushkin Museum Pushkin has turned into a giant installation, interpreting a century of revolution in Russia thanks to the work of Chinese artist Cai Guoqiang. Feature of his method is that he creates his works in the technique of powder painting.

Guoqiang made a special trip to Moscow in advance, together with numerous volunteers to create these unique paintings for the exhibition «October». In the courtyard of the Museum is a large-scale installation, «Fall», consisting of hundreds of baby Cribs and strollers, within which grow real birch trees in tubs. The Central part of the core of the exhibition is a three-part installation called «People». The center of the composition — «Earth», symbolizing the fertile field is a huge field of spikes, in the center of which cut the Soviet symbols: the hammer, sickle and star. On the two sides of the powder painting black and white «River» and vivid «Garden».

In addition, guests will see a «Selfie on the background of the painting of Ivan Kramskoy» and the triptych «Malevich and the red star over red square» in which Guoqiang comprehend the main Suprematist works of Kazimir Malevich.


Saturday on the stage of the Moscow theater «Gogol-center» will host one of the premiere of the play «Little tragedies». Premiere of this production was without artistic Director of theatre Kirill Serebrennikov, who is under house arrest. In this work he made in two ways — the Director and artist.

The basis of performances on four of Pushkin’s play «Mozart and Salieri», «the Miserly knight», «the Stone guest» and «Feast during the plague». On the eve of the first performance of the national actress of Russia Svetlana Bragarnik that plays a role, told that the company remembers all comments Serebrennikov, and will try to do everything so that statement was another of his victories. The play also engaged Philip Avdeev, Alexei Agranovich, Vyacheslav Gilyov, Olga Naumenko. The role of Donna Anna in «the Stone guest» invited to the well-known theater and film actress Victoria Isakova.

Sunday on the stage of the Vakhtangov theatre will show performance «Dedication to eve», which is directed by Sergey Golomazov put on the work of French writer and dramatist Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. In the story to Nobel laureate Abel Znorko who lives in seclusion on a remote island, arrives journalist Eric Larsen to talk about the new book of the writer, it is deeply touched. The fact that it is a correspondence Norco with eve, the wife of the journalist, who died some time ago. The writer decided to publish the work, as the letters continued to come to him, and after the death of the woman. The main roles in the play are Vasily Lanovoy and Yevgeny Knyazev.


Guests of the Engineering building of the Tretyakov gallery this Saturday be one of the first to see the film-winner of the festival «Window to Europe» entitled «As Vic the Garlic was carrying Lech Pin in a nursing home,» directed by debutant Alexander hunt. The main character escapes from the drudgery of the wife and child and met his father, an alcoholic and a felon in a wheelchair, whom he never knew. He decides to take him to the nursing home. Director at ironic-dramatic vein, examines the eternal problem of fathers and children. Role in the film played by famous actors Aleksey Serebryakov, Evgeny Tkachuk, Andrey Smirnov and others. The creators are planning to show a picture of the Russian Oscar Committee and may take part in the race for one of the most prestigious awards in the film world. Saturday’s show will open the project «a Preview of Saturday in the Tretyakov gallery». Access is free of charge, previously received a ticket at the ticket office.

Sunday at the documentary film Centre (DFC) will show the film «Gauguin. In search of Paradise», in which the main role was performed by French actor Vincent Cassel. The film will tell about the life of one of the most famous painters Paul Gauguin, whose fate was the inspiration for other artists — that he dedicated the Somerset Maugham novel «the Moon and sixpence». Director Edward Deluc emphasis on the life of Gauguin in Tahiti, where he wrote many original paintings, fell in love with a Tahitian woman and died as a result of a serious illness. The film will be screened at the festival, The Art Newspaper Russia Film Festival.