Exhibition: Who are you, and who am I? 

  • November 11-28, 12-9 pm, Mondays are days off
  • Art.ITMO.Residency
  • Free
  • QR code: required 

If you’ve been craving some unusual contemporary art, then be sure to check out CYFEST, one of the largest Eastern European festivals that’s been bringing modern art trends to the public for 13 years already. This year, ITMO’s AIR space was chosen as the fest’s main location and the exhibition there features works by both acclaimed international artists and students and graduates of ITMO’s Art & Science Master’s program. Get to the roots of the famous butterfly effect, unleash your detective skills by placing together a three-piece audio-visual puzzle, and much more as you explore the exhibition. And if you want to see everything on offer at the festival, don’t forget to check the whole program

Exhibition: Rodchenko. Photos 

  • October 15, 2021 - January 9, 2022, 11 am - 8 pm daily
  • Dom Radio (Radio House)
  • 350-500 rubles depending on the time of your visit
  • QR code: required 

Fan of the avantgarde? Then you must’ve heard of Aleksander Rodchenko, who together with Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich, founded the first museum of contemporary, mostly avant garde art in Moscow in the 1920s. Though he started with painting first and then turned to design, Rodchenko discovered photography as a professional artist with a certain feeling for composition. His artistic path can be traced in the photos making the exhibition, where he experiments with light and shadow and chooses unusual angles and shapes. As an added bonus, Dom Radio has only recently been opened after renovation and the labyrinthine gallery halls with a rich history are definitely worth checking out. Don’t forget to buy your ticket in advance and set off on an avant garde journey through time. 

The French Dispatch on screen

  • Sat-Sun, November 20-21
  • Cinemas in St. Petersburg
  • 250-600 rubles
  • QR code: required 

We don’t know about you, but some of us have been waiting for this particular premier for a very (very!) long time – and it’s hard not to see why. Star cast – Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, not to mention Léa Seydoux and, yes, Timothée Chalamet, and the list goes on – all brought together in another of Wes Anderson’s unique farce-like yet serious phantasmagorias. You can see all the coming screenings and get your tickets here and if you’re overwhelmed by the choice of cinemas, our top picks are Angleterre Cinema Lounge, Rodina Cinema, and Lenfilm

Exhibition: Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe: Tales About the Lost Time 

  • November 12, 2021 - January 16, 2022, 11 am to 8 pm daily
  • KGallery
  • 250 rubles (100 for students)
  • QR code: required  

Another peculiar exhibition in this weekend guide, this one presents the works of Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, a contemporary Russian artist, one of whose specialties is performance art. Just look at his impersonation of Marylin Monroe above to get the level of his incredible skill. He has also participated in quite a few Russian contemporary art projects, for instance, at the start of his career he collaborated with Sergey Kuryokhin. At the exhibition, you will get the chance to see works from different periods of his career, including graphics, photographs, and collages. It’s a great chance to get a closer look at what is happening on the Russian art scene now – and not through the works of millennial artists or graffitists, like it was at exhibitions held earlier this year.