Exhibition: Tamerlane Tles. Omir

  • July 7 - October 9, 10 am - 10 pm daily except Tuesdays
  • Erarta museum
  • 600-1,000 rubles (includes an annual pass)

Tamerlane Tles is a Kazakh artist who turns to ancient artisan traditions in works that explore the topics of national history and religion. In his works, which inspire thoughtful conversation between the artist and the audience, Tamerlane Tles uses unique materials that he collects in his travels around the globe. At this exhibition, you will have the chance to discover a new side to contemporary art – one without irony and full of contemplation. 

Cannes at Angleterre Cinema

This weekend, you have the chance to see two movies that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Both films are screened in English with Russian subtitles.

First, there is Three Thousand Years of Longing, a romantic drama directed by George Miller and following the story of a lonely scholar (Tilda Swinton) who unleashes a Djinn (Idris Elba), a magical being that typically offers to complete three wishes of anyone who frees it. Knowing how such stories usually end, she is reluctant to make her three wishes. What happens after she stops following the rules? You can get your tickets here to find out.

In a drastic contrast to the first film, Crimes of the Future, directed by David Cronenberg, is a tale of a distant future where evolution and technology have had peculiar effects on human life. This allows a performance art duo to perform surgery in front of audiences to demonstrate unusual mutations of their organs. Undoubtedly a gripping story, it received a six-minute standing ovation at Cannes. And if you aren’t intrigued enough, the film’s star cast includes Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, and Kristen Stewart. Here’s where to get your ticket.

Exhibition: Salvador Dalí. Hidden Signs

  • September 2 - October 15, 12 pm - 9 pm daily
  • Brusnitsyn Art Quarter
  • Weekend price: 600 rubles (400 for students)

At this exhibition, you will get the chance to decipher the mysterious art of Salvador Dalí by taking a closer look at his selected lithographs. A whirlwind of colorful shapes and figures might seem meaningless at first, but will undoubtedly lead you to some revelations as you try to detect the border between dreams and reality. 

Organ concerts at Planetarium No. 1

One of Europe’s largest planetariums is hosting a series of concerts inspired by the Solar System. Every evening, performers from Amadeus Concerts will master the organ and play a specially selected program of classical and contemporary pieces. On Saturday, you will get to explore Saturn, the ringed planet (tickets here), and on Sunday, the Sun itself will be the inspiration behind the musical pieces you hear (tickets here). Both concerts will give you a wonderful opportunity to rediscover the organ and fall in love with space again.