Erarta Museum: exhibitions of works by Willem van Weeghel and Hiroaki Miyayama

  • January 22 - May 15 / December 23 - March 27, 10 am - 10 pm every day except Tue
  • Erarta Museum
  • 600-1,000 (with annual pass)
  • QR code: required

The first stop on our weekend getaway is Erarta Museum, everyone’s fave when it comes to contemporary art. This time around, you might want to visit not one but two exhibitions – or as many as your heart desires. Our top picks for the upcoming weekend are Kinetic Sculptures by the Dutch artist Willem van Weeghel (if such names as Naum Gabo, Vladimir Tatlin, and Alexander Calder ring a bell or you wish they would) and Genji Monogatari by the Tokyo-based artist Hiroaki Miyayama (if you’re eager to experience a new take on traditional Japanese culture). 

Hypnosis, an exhibition by Tony Oursler

  • December 18 - March 31, Tue-Sun 11 am - 9 pm
  • New Holland Island, Zifergauz space
  • free – register here
  • QR code: required

If you’ve not yet discovered the freshly-opened Zifergauz space on New Holland Island, this weekend is the perfect time to do it, especially while the literally hypnotic installation by Tony Oursler is still on. Tony Oursler is an American media artist who is best known for his eerie and thought-provoking video art, performances, and installations. Featuring the fruits of his 20+ years-long artistic career, his current exhibition in St. Pete sheds light on the history of hypnosis from the olden times till present day.

Eden Illusion, an audiovisual performance

Kick off your weekend with a solid reflection session on the phenomenon of life with Eden Illusion. This audiovisual performance retells the story of the lost Garden of Eden in the context of today’s age of information and technology. For a night, the dome of the city’s main planetarium will be filled with projections of a laurel forest, as well as digital illustrations of paradise accompanied by electroacoustic music and a choir – all to examine the relationships between humans, technology, and nature.

A night of silent film 

Credit: Kilyan Sockalingum (@kilyan_s) on Unsplash

Credit: Kilyan Sockalingum (@kilyan_s) on Unsplash

Another option is to spend your Sunday night watching Charlie Chaplin’s timeless classics on the big screen and enjoying authentic jazz music. This weekend, you have the chance to travel 100 years into the past to the era of silent film. With this special screening of the world-known movie The Count (1916), starred and directed by Charlie Chaplin, in the magnificent palace-like hall of Rodina Cinema, you’re promised a great night full of fun and laughter.