This week, several remarkable exhibitions will open in St. Petersburg. The Touch inclusive exhibition project (March 23 - April 4) at Manege Central Exhibition Hall is a project that aims to introduce a new type of relationship between art and audience. The exhibition focuses on interpreting human experiences on a multitude of levels: individual understanding, social identification, human interaction, retrospection of past experiences, and abstract interpretation - in a hope to make these concepts a platform for an experience shared by all people.

At the State Museum of Urban Sculpture, there’s the “Into the Forest” exhibition (March 19 - April 8) for which young Russian artists have created a whole world of artificial flora and fauna; another peculiar event of this kind is the Images of the Iron Galaxy exhibition (March 18-28) at Loft Project ETAGI - a curious collection of sculptures made of scrap metal and broken mechanisms.

A most original project is Volley Gym Trashing (open ‘til May 25) at the ERARTA Museum of Contemporary Art. Both an exhibition and a playground, this novel and provocative art project will blow your mind, help bring out your inner child, and warm up your brain - which is just what one needs after the long dark winter!

Another heartwarming event this weekend is the Earth Hour; in St. Petersburg, the occasion will be celebrated at Babushkina park; hundreds of people will gather to commemorate the worldwide lights-off that will start at 8:30 PM on March 24. The traditional ceremony will be continued with fireshows and a special flash-mob.

Finally, there will be several fairs that you might like. The St. Petersburg Fair at 7 Kazanskaya St.. will offer a wide selection of hand-made souvenirs and accessories, as well as different sweet foodstuffs - a great opportunity to stock up for the upcoming Easter Sunday or just treat yourself to some unique gifts. What is more, the exhibition center of St. Petersburg Union of Artists will host the Craft Bazaar - a major event where professional designers from Russia, Belarus and Estonia will showcase their goods, and give workshops in most different arts and hobbies.

 

Hope we’ve been helpful! Yours truly, ITMO.NEWS.

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