• Festivals and Contests
    “ART WALL 8” Festival of Street Art
    “ART WALL 8” Festival of Street Art
    This year the festival is dedicated not only to street art, but also to the interaction of contemporary artists with the urban environment. "Art-wall 8" will summarize the past festivals and set a new vector for the development of the project. In the program: an exhibition-research “Scale” about how street art changes entire cities; collective installation of miniature interventions, inspired by urban space and its public borders; as well as traditional sketch battles and sticker jams.
    address: Sergey Kuryokhin Center for Contemporary Art
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (322-42-23)
    From: 14 December 2018
    Till: 15 December 2018
  • Festivals and Contests
    “ARTS SQUARE” 19th International Winter Festival
    “ARTS SQUARE” 19th International Winter Festival
    The festival, inspired by Maestro Yuri Temirkanov, continues the tradition of the St. Petersburg noble winter seasons with splendid balls, exhibitions, and concerts. The arts festival takes place in one of the most beautiful squares of St. Petersburg, artistic framing of which is created by the Shostakovich Academic Philharmonic, Theater of Musical Comedy, Mikhailovsky Theater, and the Russian Museum. In 2018, the festival will open with a gala concert dedicated the 80th anniversary of Maestro Yuri Temirkanov.
    address: Shostakovich Academic Philharmonic, city theaters and concert halls
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (240-01-02, 240-01-80)
    From: 14 December 2018
    Till: 26 December 2018
  • Festivals and Contests
    Rimsky-Korsakov 11th International Competition for Young Opera Singers
    Rimsky-Korsakov 11th International Competition for Young Opera Singers
    International Competition for Young Opera Singers. ON. Rimsky-Korsakov instituted by the Mariinsky Theater in 1998, is one of the most prestigious musical shows. Over the years, Anna Netrebko, Khibla Gerzmava, Olga Trifonova, Ildar Abdrazakov, Vasily Gerello, Yevgeny Nikitin and many others were the laureates of the Competition. Russian and foreign vocalists aged from 18 to 33 are invited to participate. The laureates of the competition will perform at the Gala Concert to be held on December 21 at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theater.
    address: Rimsky-Korsakov Palace of Culture Concert Hall (Tikhvin), Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (326-41-04, 714-41-64)
    From: 13 December 2018
    Till: 21 December 2018
  • Festivals and Contests
    YEAR OF THEATER
    YEAR OF THEATER
    Large-scale international and Russia-Wide events dedicated to the Year of the Theater will be held in 85 regions of Russia. Over 600 cultural institutions will take part in the program. Thematic forums, meetings, seminars, workshops with leading theater figures, premieres of performances are planned.
    address: theaters, museums and other spaces
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (https://2019.culture.ru)
    From: 13 December 2018
    Till: 31 December 2019
  • Festivals and Contests
    “PRESENTIMENT CHRISTMAS” 3rd International Choral Festival-Contest
    “PRESENTIMENT CHRISTMAS” 3rd International Choral Festival-Contest
    The festival takes place during the preparation for the celebration of Christmas, a holiday that unites people all over the world. The concert programs will present the best samples of the singing heritage. Choirs and ensembles of professionals and young musicians will perform Christmas songs and carols under the arches of the most beautiful churches of St. Petersburg.
    address: Saint Isaac's Cathedral, city concert halls and cathedrals
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (328-39-21)
    From: 13 December 2018
    Till: 16 December 2018
  • Festivals and Contests
    “CONTEMPORARY PIANO FACES” 13th International Festival
    “CONTEMPORARY PIANO FACES” 13th International Festival
    The festival brings together musicians from Russia and other countries of the world, representing different generations and different piano schools. The poster traditionally includes concerts with the Mariinsky Theater Symphony Orchestra and solo programs. This year, the participants of the music forum will be outstanding contemporary musicians, including Valery Afanasyev, Denis Matsuev, Alexey Volodin, Andrew Tyson and others. Young artists will also present their art.
    address: Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall, Mariinsky II, Chamber Halls (Mariinsky II): Shchedrin Hall, Stravinsky Foyer
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (326-41-41)
    From: 13 December 2018
    Till: 31 December 2018
  • Festivals and Contests
    St. Petersburg New Year's Book Salon
    St. Petersburg New Year's Book Salon
    “The book is the best gift!” - this is the motto of the first New Year's Book Salon, where the leading publishing houses of Russia and abroad will present their new products. Petersburg readers will be able to purchase history books, art albums, children's literature, memoirs and much more. Guests of the Book Salon are waiting for meetings with Russian writers, lectures of popular scientists, presentations of new books, as well as performances on the New Year and Christmas, with the participation of students of St. Petersburg theater schools.
    address: “ArtPlay” Design Center, Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (404-63-16)
    From: 13 December 2018
    Till: 16 December 2018
  • Festivals and Contests
    “ADMIRALTY MUSIC” 19th International Naval Festival
    “ADMIRALTY MUSIC” 19th International Naval Festival
    The upcoming concert in the Grand Hall of the Philharmonic will open the St. Petersburg part of the program of the XIX Festival "Admiralty Music" and will be a real New Year's Eve gift for St. Petersburgers and guests of our city. The works of Mozart, Rossini, Schubert, Saint-Saens, Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Offenbach, presented in the poster, are united by the theme of carnival. In the program will take part: Central Concert Model Orchestra. ON. Rimsky-Korsakov of the Russian Navy under the management of Honored Artist of Russia Captain 1st Rank Alexei Karabanov, famous Moscow performers - Natalia Shmitt (soprano), Irina Reynard (mezzo-soprano), Peter Fedotov (violin), Yevgeny Guryev (cornet-a-piston).
    address: Shostakovich Academic Philharmonic, Grand Hall
    Hosted by: Organizing Conmmittee (8-965-283-43-77)
    From: 12 December 2018
    Till: 07 February 2019
  • Art Exhibitions
    “GEOMETRY OF WINTER”. Sergey KICHIGIN
    “GEOMETRY OF WINTER”. Sergey KICHIGIN
    Erarta Museum presents a portrait photogallery of snowflakes.
    address: Erarta Contemporary Art Museum
    From: 12 December 2018
    Till: 27 January 2019
  • Conferences and Seminars
    "ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE MYSTERIOUS"
    "ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE MYSTERIOUS"
    International Scientific Conference
    address: Russian Institute of Art History
    Hosted by: Russian Institute of Art History
    From: 12 December 2018
    Till: 13 December 2018
  • Art Exhibitions
    "ANDREY CHEZHIN. DRAWING PIN AND MODERNISM"
    "ANDREY CHEZHIN. DRAWING PIN AND MODERNISM"
    The Drawing Pin and Modernism project emerged and evolved gradually, its previous versions having already been presented to the Russian, European, and American viewers. What you see here is its definitive edition which went on to form the artist’s original Drawing Pin Museum. Andrey Chezhin’s objects and photo collages were designed to mimic the artworks and trademark techniques of the most important modernist artists. With much knowledge and irony Chezhin shows us what is unique about each of these greats. Andrey Chezhin’s project is a postmodernist textbook on modernism. Here the artist puts to use the entire range of postmodernist gimmicks: revision and ironic re-evaluation of cultural achievements of the past, hypertextuality, frequent quotations, and deliberate obscurity of the narrator’s standpoint. Andrey Chezhin teases modernism and quite literally pinpricks it, repeatedly challenging it to a duel/dialogue and piercing it with his drawing pin épée.
    address: Erarta Contemporary Art Museum
    From: 12 December 2018
    Till: 27 January 2019
  • Art Exhibitions
    "DASHI NAMDAKOV"
    "DASHI NAMDAKOV"
    Dashi Namdakov is a well-known Russian sculptor born in 1967. Dashi Namdakov is a national artist of Buryatia, corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, member of the Russian Academy of Cinema, Honorary Member of the Florentine Academy of Drawing Art, Government of Russian Federation Prize Winner. His work is closely tied to the national Buryat culture, Mongolian epos and the legends and parables of Buddhism. What is more, is is distinguished by academic precision, particular expressiveness of character, and accuracy in rendering movement.
    address: Mikhailovsky Castle
    From: 12 December 2018
    Till: 11 March 2019
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