The exhibition «Here and now» opens at the Moscow Manege 1 Aug

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae in photobacteria exhibition hall «Manezh» Manezhnaya square in Moscow. Archival photoThe exhibition «Here and now» opens at the Moscow Manege 1 Aug© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae the image Bank

Contemporary art exhibition «Here and now» organized by the Department of culture of Moscow, will open in the capital’s Manezh exhibition hall on 1 August, said on Wednesday the press service of the organizing Committee of the exhibition.

«In Moscow held a lot of exhibitions dedicated to contemporary art. But this is the first project undertaken by the Department of culture of Moscow. And for the first time, on behalf of the mayor of Moscow, it is held in the main exhibition hall of the capital — in the Arena», — the press service quoted the head of the Moscow Department of culture Alexander Kibovsky.

He said that now Moscow is a leader in the development of modern forms of art, as discussed at the meeting of Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin with young artists.

«In the future we would like to see this project became a regular and was joined by the authors of different genres. I would really like to continue in the Arena, a meeting of authors of the most different creative concepts», he added.

According to Kibovsky, exhibition project, showing the artistic palette of Moscow, is «very necessary and very important.»

As reported in the organizing Committee, the aim of the project «Here and now!» — to identify new artistic tendencies and directions that bring together contemporary art with the city life. «Here and now!» will gather more than 50 projects and expand the concept of «genre»: theatre, film, installations, sound-art, video-art, performances, education, publishing and many other formats will come together in the same space and time. The projects in the exhibition are examples of the initiatives that form the cultural landscape of the metropolis.

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