Gorky. Modernism


08.06 - 21.10.2018

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 Gorky. Modernism

June 08 – October 21, 2018

This large-scale exhibition project is dedicated to the art and architecture of the Gorky city in its 1960-s. Appeal particularly to 1960-s has strong reasons. It was the time of industrial and cultural development, new inventions and discoveries that shows the complex approach to designing the vision of the future based on the egalitarian social policy. The exhibition aims to show the succession of generations, to form new tourist routes for Nizhny Novgorod (former Gorky) residents and visitors, and to tell the recent history of the city in direct connection with its contemporaneity.

1960-s have recently become one of the most relevant and trending topics in the Russian culture. Films and TV series are shot about this era, historical and art exhibitions are created. However, this period has been still regarding only in the country’s capital: most of the projects were made in Moscow and about Moscow. Nevertheless in Nizhny Novgorod the 1960s legacy welcomes city visitors at every step: large-scale buildings (including the railway station and several hotels), small architectural forms, paintings in museums and monumental mosaics in public spaces, diverse achievements of science and culture that we still use.

Exhibition 'Gorky. Modernism' presents various works by Gorky artists from the Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum’s collection (Valentin Luybimov, Igor Kornev, Mikhail and Vladimir Kholuyevy, Oleg Bordey, Kim Shikhov); archive materials, layouts, plans and photographs of major architectural sites. You will also see the technical achievements of the city drawn up by the artist Alexander Lavrov and the film of the Gorky television “Have a look at your city” by Yuriy Bespalov, Igor Kuznetsov and Yuriy Andrianov shot in 1963 for presentation of Gorky (“closed” city at that period) on the World Expo in Montreal.

The exposition will also be represented by photos and personal stories from the collection of the project’s partner – Facebook community “The city of Gorky: it doesn’t exist anymore”, where the citizens share their memories about life in Gorky since 1932 till 1990. The description of the community turned out to be consonant with the main theme of the exhibition: “Remember everything… Not to cry over the years that passed by but to understand better the present time – another city and another life”.

Address: Arsenal, building 6, Kremlin, Nizhny Novgorod
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00 - 20:00

Opening hours for the days of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia from June 5 to July 15: 11:00 - 20:00 (the Museum will be closed on Wednesdays). FAN ID entitles its owner for a 50% reduction.
If you want a guided tour in Russia or English, please submit your application to the email arsenal@ncca.ru or call 8 930 803 27 75 (Elena Blinova).

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