5 top mobile apps to learn art history

It is difficult to remember the names of artists and their works, but it is even more difficult to learn them in traditional ways. Modern technologies come to the rescue. There are a dozen mobile applications aimed at studying the history of art, but the question arises: which applications are worthy of our attention? In this article, I have selected the top 5 free apps ...

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Maria Bogoraz: fabulous gloomy sculptures and a Big Nerpa

On February 22 and 23, the Arkhangelsk youth theater presented its premiere – a theater outside the theater, a six-hour-long performance-installation “North” in the space of the Sea-river station. The audience is free to enter and exit at any time, follow their own route, and stay in each location as long as they want. The main attraction of the performance is a semi-mythical Big Nerpa, ...

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10 gestures: Dasha Demekhina and Katya Ganushina

Daria Demekhina is a performance researcher and curator. Katya Ganyushina is an editor at roomfor.ru, lecturer, artist. Together in 2018, they created the lecture-performance “10 gestures” on the history of performance. I met them in December, 2019 at VFTM in Moscow. At this lecture you choose the role: an observer or a participant. Being a participant, you have the opportunity to get into the body ...

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The Third Meaning by Roland Barthes

This miniature book from the “Minima” series published by Ad Marginem consists of three essays by the French semiotic philosopher Roland Barthes: “The Photographic Message”, “The Rhetoric of the Image” and “The Third Meaning”.

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Contemporary art galleries in Moscow

Compared to St. Petersburg, Moscow is the richer for contemporary art spaces. In addition to museums and other spaces, there are more than twenty contemporary art galleries in the capital of Russia. In this regard, it is difficult to find a complete list of already/still open and active galleries: information quickly becomes outdated, and subjective lists of them do not give the most extensive view ...

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