Thursday, February 8

Exhibition: There are Ladoga, Vuoksi, cliffs…

  • Until March 25, 11 am - 10 pm daily
  • ArtMuza
  • Free

On display are works by local artist Ilya Kozlov, who wanted to capture the beauty of his home region in heartfelt, colorful landscapes. Ilya believes that the “truth of nature” is always original in itself, if you look at it closely enough – this makes his creations particularly moving and deep. Discover them on the third floor of ArtMuza gallery. 

Friday, February 9

Exhibitions at Erarta

  • Until April 7 and April 28, 11 am - 11 pm daily except Tuesdays
  • Erarta Museum 
  • 1,000-1,300 rubles (includes an annual pass)

Currently ongoing at Erarta are two exhibitions of works by Russian artists. The first one is Ice, a collection of works by the art photographer Kirill Ivanov, which will give you a chance to admire this natural phenomenon in more poetic forms than those currently found on the streets. And the second one doesn’t relate so much to winter: All Sorts of Fairy Tales brings together works of Moscow-based artists who place well-known folklore narratives into everyday realities. 

Saturday, February 10

Concert: Piano evening

A piano concert for a Saturday evening – what can be more romantic? This will be a solo concert of Ilya Papoyan, a recent laureate of the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition. On the program are compositions by Scriabin, Medtner, and Rachmaninoff, all of which carry the traits of late-19th-century mysticism and delicateness to be found in all art forms of the time.

Sunday, February 11

Lunar New Year at Brusnitsyn Art Quarter

If you didn’t get to visit last week’s celebration at Sevkabel, head on straight to Brusnitsyn Art Quarter for a festivity-packed day that will kickstart with a giveaway of fortune cookies to all visitors of the art place. Next on the schedule are all kinds of workshops, from hand fan making and traditional Chinese painting to kung fu and basic Chinese. You will have to register in advance for some of the events: check out this VK post for more details.

Monday, February 12

VR Gallery

VR Gallery is an immersive project where you can experience world-renowned paintings or locations in a new way. Currently, you can take a walk inside the Notre-Dame de Paris or step inside the world of Salvador Dalí, enjoying a new insight into his mysterious works. What’s more, the gallery is located inside Seno, a relatively new public space in the city, with an abundance of local shops and businesses.

Tuesday, February 13

Exhibition of works by Leonid Borisov

  • Until February 25, Tue-Sun 12 pm - 7 pm, Mondays are days off
  • DiDi Gallery
  • Free 

DiDi Gallery invites you to a retrospective display of the works of Leonid Borisov, an established representative of the Leningrad informal art scene. Over the gallery’s two floors, you will see artworks in a variety of genres, including sculpture, photography, early graphics, and porcelain pieces. After your visit to the gallery (weather permitting), you can opt to explore the surrounding areas following our guide.

Wednesday, February 14

Pablo Picasso and Ballets Russes

Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes were full of unexpected collaborations and bold moves – and this was one of them: two ballets with stage sets and costumes designed by Pablo Picasso. The first one, Parade, is an example of surrealism in ballet that raised many eyebrows during its premiere in Paris and continues to startle viewers to this day. The second one, Pulcinella, a commedia dell'arte with music by Igor Stravinsky, amazes differently, with an intricate choreography that paints a vivid picture of each character.