Art Fauna

Sep 22, 2022 - Jan 15, 2023

Slide 1

Konstantin Zvezdochetov. Triumph and Temptation of Aybolit (2006)
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Dmitry Kozyr. Romantic Still Life with Two Crocodiles (2000)
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Egor Koshelev. Over the Barrier (2020)
Slide 4

Anatoly Zverev. Lion (1979)


Art Fauna 6+

Art Fauna
September 22, 2022 - January 15, 2023

Art is no doubt a desirable habitat for many an animal species. Bulls and rhinos, tigers and elephants, beetles and deer, gorillas and flamingos have inhabited the realm of visual arts for centuries. From time immemorial, artists have depicted animals; the creators of prehistoric cave paintings gave rise to a new genre, which has since evolved undergoing numerous transformations in line with to the latest developments in global culture and politics, changing tastes, and the advent of new artistic techniques and inventions. From the caves of Lascaux and Altamira to Albrecht Dürer's The Rhinoceros to Damien Hirst's tiger shark preserved in formaldehyde and Maurizio Cattelan's taxidermic horse suspended from a ceiling animals have long been a source of inspiration and metaphor in art. They have come a very long way from being worshipped as sacred objects to being depicted in paintings hanging on the walls of our homes and sentimental pictures adorned with gilded frames, to becoming design items and, eventually, a symbol of sustainable development and environmental activism. Not unlike insects that employ camouflage to resemble sticks or twigs or other, dangerous species, animals that "live" in museums adapt to our reality and become a universal language that can be used to describe all sorts of changes.


Past events

Where We Are Not
June 9 - 17, 2022

Diploma exhibition by graduates of the Rodchenko Art School of Photography and Multimedia.

The aspiring young artists taking part in the exhibition submitted a wide range of works, from photography projects, paintings and drawings to installations, videos and VR projects to video games.


Other Spaces. Artists' Studios Through the Lens of Georgy Kiesewalter
December 9, 2021 - February 27, 2022

The show features one-of-a-kind photographs of studios made by Georgy Kiesewalter in the 1970s and 1980s. Captured in his pictures are the interiors of the studios; episodes of the creative process; completed works, many of which are now part of collections across the globe; openings of unauthorized exhibitions; parties and get-togethers, that is, all the small details that help viewers get a glimpse of the bygone era and experience its ambience. Logically enough, the pictures are exhibited next to works that were created by the artists in those studios.

An artist's studio, which is permeated with their creative energy, should be viewed as one of their works and, as such, analyzed with its context in mind. For a studio, its geography is what shapes the context. This is why the photos of studios on display at the exhibition come with information about the history and cultural background of the districts, streets and buildings where they were located. The show gives visitors an opportunity to embark on a tour of these long-gone heterotopias in the city, whose spaces eventually transcended their original confines to become a significant part of our modernity.


And I Had a Dream That My Heart Was No Longer In Pain...
January 19 - February 20, 2022

The exhibition features a series of photographs that Ksenia Plotnikova have taken at the Kamchatka summer camp over the past decade. The show is a study of being young and growing up, of memory and collective experience. It is an attempt to lay out a mosaic of impressions, recollections and delicate moments.

Ksenia Plotnikova is a photographer, curator, founder of the Yunost photo agency and the Blik photo club for teenagers, curator of the Photography course at the HSE Art and Design School, and the official photographer at the Kamchatka camp.


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The Soviet statesman who had the talent to be boss of Ford or GM

Russia Beyond the Headlines / November 24, 2016

A new exhibition of photographs in Moscow is dedicated to Soviet reformer Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin. Favored by Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev, Kosygin was responsible for the introduction of dramatic reforms in the 1960s, attempting to bring elements of a market economy into the Soviet system years before perestroika...

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Oleg Tselkov: la liberté du prisonnier

La Dame de Pique / June 30, 2014

Prisonnier. C'est le mot qu'Oleg Tselkov emploie pour parler du rapport à son art. Il se sent prisonnier dans sa création. Et ce constat, il le fait tout sourire. C'est un prisonnier heureux, accompli, libre. Cette prison, il a commencé à la bâtir lui-même en 1960 lorsque le premier de ses personnages s'est invité dans son œuvre, pour très vite ne plus laisser place à d'autres thèmes, à d'autres inspirations, à quelque intrus que ce soit. Aujourd'hui, il n'a plus vraiment le choix. Inlassablement, il peint ces étranges figures...

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Ticket prices

  • Adult 250 rubles
  • Preferential 100 rubles
  • Child 100 rubles

Every Thursday admission free.

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During exhibitions:
Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 - 20:00 (11:00 am - 8:00 pm)
Ticket office is open untill 19:30 (7:30 p.m.)

Open daily except Mondays.

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Moscow, Russia, 21/5 Kuznetsky Most, porch 8

Entrance from Bolshaya Lubyanka street
5 minutes walk from the metro station "Kuznetsky Most" or "Lubyanka"

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Ticket office is open untill 7:30 p.m.


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Address: Moscow, Russia, 107031, 21/5 Kuznetsky Most, porch 8, entrance from Bolshaya Lubyanka street