The joint exhibition between Manege and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts was the third phase of the NEMOSKVA project for interregional cooperation in the sphere of contemporary art.
Seven regional curators expressed their views on contemporaneity together with artists from various cities in Russia. The foundation of the project is built on its creators’ work directly with regional experts and artists. The NEMOSKVA (MORE THAN MOSCOW) exhibition showed the work of 80 artists from 21 cities in Russia, 68 artworks having been made especially for the exhibition.
An installation exhibition by sculptor and architect Vladimir Hoffman. Continuing the tradition of the Russian avant-garde, the project focused on the inner life of every viewer, advocating for contemplation and dialogue with oneself. The series of six installations on Konnogvardeysky Boulevard not only represented a journey in space, but also the life path of every person — the adventures that we undertake in search of ourselves.
In this project, commissioned by Manege, artist Andrey Lyublinksy provides us with a timely interpretation of the two statues of the Dioscuri on the exhibition hall’s entrance façade. The equestrian statues are executed in the minimalist manner, and can be read on a pictographic level; their original colour scheme contrasts with their classical surroundings.
The outside exhibition was a part of the Manege Outdoor programme.
Manege Outdoor project director: Anna Yalova
Partner: ARKI Art Studio
Revealing the interconnectedness of traditional Russian culture, contemporary art, and modern digital design with the unrepeatable urban space that is St. Petersburg, this exhibition brought together a series of outdoor installations dedicated to the Cyrillic alphabet. The project entailed the creation of a huge maze telling the story of the genesis and development of Cyrillic, as well as 16 installations in the form of “living” Cyrillic letters.
Project idea: Andrey Punin, Mitya Kharshak, Yury Gordon
Curator: Mitya Kharshak. Exhibition designer: Andrey Punin. Producer: Dmitry Krylov
Participating artists: Stas Bags, Boremir Bakharev, Pyotr Bely, Andrey Voronov, Yury Gordon, Marina Koldobskaya, Pokras Lampas, Andrey Lyublinsky, Andrey Punin, Vitaly Pushnitsky, Nikita Sazonov, Yekaterina Filipenko, Aleksandr Florensky, Mitya Kharshak, Aleksandr Shishkin-Khokusay, Yury Shtapakov
The exhibition was part of Manege Outdoor project.
Museum Line project director: Anna Yalova
Project partners: ARKI Art Studio, School of Design at the St. Petersburg Higher School of Economics National Research University, the St. Petersburg Foundation for Innovation and Youth Initiative Support, and Rostelekom
A New Year’s exhibition by St Petersburg artist Darya Shkelyova is an art collaboration between the BIOCAD biotech company and Manege. The project is dedicated to our city’s doctors and medical professionals. It is a tribute to the people whose heroism and care have given the residents of St Petersburg hope for the future all year long.
Exhibition for Manege Outdoor project.
Manege Outdoor project director: Anna Yalova
General partner: BIOCAD
In 2020, the Manege team organised more than 100 online events, including 3D tours (Deineka / Samokhvalov; As they see us. A portrait of Russia by the Magnum Agency; Nemoskva; Utopia Saved; 33 Characters), mediations, film screenings, public talks, and master classes.
Manege’s School of Volunteers is an opportunity to gain unique experience in the fields of culture and art.
Head of the School of Volunteers: Irina Levashyova
You can take a tour of an exhibition after closing time, attend special showings and musical performances, and sleep over and eat breakfast at Manege.
Programme curator: Olga Zaytseva
Listen To Manege is a podcast about contemporary art. Manege curators and invited guests discuss themes in the sphere of culture and art, touching upon material in Manege exhibitions.
Podcast host: Yaroslav Manakhov
The topic of the sixth annual Manege International Symposium was the work of legendary Korean artist Lee Bul and her dialogue with the art of the Russian avant-garde.
The symposium speakers were Russian and foreign curators, culture scholars, museum directors, and Lee Bul herself. The event also included presentation of a dual-language catalogue for the Utopia Saved exhibition.
Moderators: Semyon Mikhailovsky, Sunjung Kim, Pavel Prigara
Support of Manege’s exhibition, educational, and social projects.
Head of the Friends of Manege Club: Natalya Vasilyeva