Wealthy companies collect art for two reasons. Because they are responsible businessmen, investing part of superprofits in something rational, kind, eternal. And because works of art are a good investment. Over the years, cultural values go up. The collection of companies has more miscalculation than flavoring. The Louis Vuitton Foundation’s collection is generally a twentieth-century star. It is enough to simply list the names in order to understand whether it is necessary to go to the exhibition: Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Christian Boltanski, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marina Abramovich, Maurizio Cattelan, Andreas Gursky. All this luxury is a response gesture of the foundation to our Pushkin Museum to them. Pushkin, who in 2016-2017 sent his best works to the exhibition “Masterpieces of new painting. Collection of Sergei Schukin ”in the Louis Vuitton Foundation (Paris). Continue reading
6 Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art
from October 28
New Tretyakov Gallery
The main project of the Biennale has several curators: opera director Dmitry Chernyakov, who has been working in Europe in recent years, and returns to us in an unusual role; Museum Director Albertina (Vienna) Klaus Albrecht Schroeder and curator Elsie Lachner; Director of Fondazione Sambuca (Palermo) Paolo Falcone. Everyone takes on the topic. Chernyakov will understand the concept of a “masterpiece” of performance, the Albertin Museum team will be responsible for the “classics”. Falcone will make us feel what a “provocation” is. The representative of Viennese actionism German Nitsch, the bloody classic of masterpiece provocations in modern art, is promised. Continue reading
The Reina Sofia Museum is located close to the Prado and Thyssen museums, all three museums can be easily visited on the same day. The Reina Sofia Museum contains paintings by famous artists such as Picasso and Dali, and in general the museum houses one of the most famous painting collections.
The Reina Sofia Museum is a short walk from the Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums. This museum houses one of the most impressive collections of paintings from the 20th to 21st centuries. The works of many artists are exhibited on several floors, which can be climbed either on a shiny glass elevator or on the stairs. The museum is accessible for disabled people.
The museum hangs paintings by Miro and Dali. You can see how the style of Salvador Dali’s work changed in the 20s and 30s. In the halls dedicated to his talents, there are such famous paintings as The Small Remains (Cenicitas, 1928) and The Great Masturbator (El gran masturbador, 1929). Continue reading