NEMOSKVA (MORE THAN MOSCOW)
'Manege' Central Exhibition Hall, Saint-Petersburg
The Manege Central Exhibition Hall and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts are proud to present a new exhibition scheduled to open in St Petersburg on 8 August. Entitled NEMOSKVA IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, the exhibition will be the third in a series of events by NEMOSKVA (lit. “Not Moscow”) – an interregional initiative which aims to foster collaboration in modern art. It is being held with the support of the St Petersburg Committee for Culture and the Potanin Foundation (the exhibition’s strategic partner), with Sibur as partner.
Regional curators Svetlana Usoltseva, Oksana Budulak, Vladimir Seleznyov, Artyom Filatov, German Preobrazhensky, and Yevgeniy Kutergin, who created this exhibition in co-curatorship with Antonio Geusa, present their own view of modernity with the help of artists from across Russia. The exhibition demonstrates the relevance of regional art processes in a global context, giving art practices from the regions visibility and prominence. It also rethinks the horizontal links between regions, touching upon the themes of material resources, mimicry, care, personal time, independence, self-confidence, and self-deprecation.
The project is founded on direct collaboration between the creators and regional experts and artists. The show will feature the works of 80 artists from 21 cities across Russia, with 68 of those works created especially for the exhibition. One of the project’s guiding principles is that each artist must be given free rein to manifest their new ideas.