For everyone who missed Looking Glass. Provincial Russian Portrait of the XVIII-XIX centuries and for everyone who would like to see it again, we have created a 3D tour that allows you to walk through the exhibition virtually.
The exhibition project Looking Glass was created in partnership with the Uglich State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery and the Rybinsk State Historical, Architectural and Art Reserve.
On top of diving into exploration of this striking phenomenon of Russian fine art, the exhibition offered an enlivening look at the customs and traditions that had developed in provincial state culture. The Russian equivalent of the exhibition's title was taken from the old Slavic word for mirror. Also, not coincidentally, the viewer was surrounded by mirrors and their own reflections first thing after entering the exhibition space. The reflective entrance area was set as an encouragement to look at oneself without conventions, setting the more accepting direction for further perception and inquiry.
The Manege exhibition opened an opportunity for viewers to get acquainted not only with the stylistic features of early provincial portraits, but also with the “faces” of the era – direct images of clergy, merchants, children, and family portraits.
Concept — Pavel Prigara
Curator — Svetlana Zenina
Research consultant — Grigoriy Goldovskiy
Architecture and scenography — Anna Ilyina
Graphic design — Katya Zubkova
Virtual tour production – Nikolay Nikolenko