Summer is the time to make plans. Long days and warm evenings encourage you to be away from home as much as possible, and a traditional summer vacation helps to hook up interesting events not only in your hometown, but also somewhere else. We have collected a whole range of events that you should pay attention to this summer - take a closer look, suddenly some are taking place exactly where you are going to spend your holidays.
Camp: Notes on Fashion
Probably the most famous fashion show in the world. This time, the exposition of the Costume Institute at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art is dedicated to the camp - based on Susan Sontag's famous 1964 essay. Exhibits, such as the Bjork Swan Dress and the Archival Mugler Dress that Cardi B wore at the Grammy Awards, show how camp aesthetics took shape and evolved.
May 9 - September 8
The Met, New York
Faces & Laces
The Faces & Laces exhibition, which has existed since 2007, became paid this year, moved from Gorky Park to the Aviapark parking lot and, in general, is undergoing a great transformation. But, as in previous years, they promise a very diverse program - there are young brands, music, a lecture hall, and street art.
Beat Film Festival
The famous documentary film festival has been running for several days, but there is still a chance to get a ticket or two for future screenings. Among other things, we suggest paying attention to the fashion program "On the other side of the holiday", prepared by the author of the telegram channel "Good morning, Karl!" Katya Fedorova. You can also watch films about Yves Saint Laurent, Studio 54 and Roy Halston.
May 30 - June 9
Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show
The Jean-Paul Gaultier show is far from the first day, but if you find yourself in Paris in the next couple of weeks, you can get to one of the last shows. Fashion Freak Show tells about the life, work of Gaultier and the sources of his inspiration in the most colorful and entertaining format - it is partly a performance, partly a show and partly a cabaret.
until June 16
Gender Bending Fashion
The desire to get rid of the traditional notions of "womens" and "mens" in fashion seems more relevant than ever, but this idea has not existed for the first day. Throughout the summer in Boston, you can see how designers have fought against binarity throughout history - among the exhibits, for example, the work of Ray Kawakubo, Alessandro Michele and Jean-Paul Gaultier.
March 21 - August 25
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Thierry Mugler: Couturissime
A large-scale retrospective of Thierry Mugler, whose task is to show the hero not only and not so much as a designer, but as an artist. More than one hundred and fifty works, about a hundred photographs, sketches, archival documents - much of this will be shown to the public for the first time.
March 2 - September 8
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
Tommy Cash and Rick Owens. The Pure and the Damned
The rapper and designer have collaborated not for the first time (Cash opened the Owens show), but for the first time on such a large scale. At the Tallinn exhibition it will be possible to see both their individual and joint works - it is rather difficult to describe what it turns out, so it is better to see it with your own eyes.
May 3 - September 15
Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech"
The first exhibition dedicated to designer Virgil Abloh will be held in his home state - among other things, in Chicago, he once received his master's degree. The organizers promise an immersive space (whatever hides behind this wording!), And on the fourth floor will open a pop-up store with Abloh's bestsellers and new things made especially for the exhibition.
June 10 - September 22
Back Side - Fashion from Behind
An attempt to look at fashion from the other side, in this case literally. The exposition is devoted to the back and the corresponding garments that reveal or, conversely, hide it - from trains to backpacks, from the 18th century to the present. Please note: the exhibition is organized by Palais Galliera, but will be held in the Bourdelle house-museum.
July 5 - November 17
Musée Bourdelle, Paris
A large-scale exhibition of the Norwegian Expressionist - the museum displays about a hundred works, including one of the versions of the famous "Scream". Part of the exposition was devoted to the artist's connection with Russia, or rather, with Dostoevsky, whose works inspired and carried Munch away. There is also an audio guide for the exhibition, which can be downloaded in advance.
April 17 - July 14
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
It seems that there is no need to talk about the Venice Biennale - we doubt that there are people who have never heard of it. The title of this year's exhibition is the phrase "May You Live In Interesting Times" ("God forbid you to live in an era of change"), which has long been mistakenly considered a Chinese expression. The program can be studied in detail on the official website - be prepared for serious distances, crowds of people and do not forget to drink water on time.
May 11 - November 24
Versailles - Visible / Invisible
Already the twelfth exhibition of contemporary art in Versailles. This time it is dedicated to contemporary photography: Nan Goldin, Martin Parr, Vivian Sassen, Dov Allouche and Erik Poatevin themselves chose works that, in their opinion, fit the space of the palace.
May 14 - October 20
David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night
David Voinarovich is an artist and activist of a difficult fate: he passed away in 1992, when he was only thirty-seven years old, from complications related to AIDS. Voinarovich worked in a wide variety of genres, and some of that diversity will be on display throughout the summer in Madrid. Previously, the Madrid exhibition could be seen in New York, and in the fall it will go to Luxembourg.
May 29 - September 30
Reina Sofia Center for the Arts, Madrid
Dora Maar is known by many as the muse of Picasso. The exhibition at the Center Pompidou should make a difference: it portrays Maar as a surrealist painter and photographer. More than five hundred archival documents and works (photographs, collages and paintings) will help to examine her personality in detail.
June 5 - July 29
Center Pompidou, Paris
Fondation Louis Vuitton collection. Favorites
Those who do not plan to travel far beyond the borders of Russia this year will still be able to see the foreign museum collection. In the Pushkin Museum. Alexander Pushkin will bring works by Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Christian Boltanski, Marina Abramovich and other artists from the collection of Fondation Louis Vuitton.
June 19 - September 29
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts A.S. Pushkin, Moscow
“The Coming World: Ecology as a New Politics.
Garage's large summer exhibition is dedicated to ecology. The dates in the title refer to the possible future of the planet: by 2030, according to ecologist and demographer Paul Ehrlich, we will exhaust the world's oil reserves, and in 2100, according to science fiction writer Arthur Clarke, we will be able to settle on other planets. More than fifty project participants from Russia and other countries are pondering why it is no longer possible to postpone saving the planet - and how the relationship between ecology and art is being built today.
June 28 - December 1
Garage Museum, Moscow
FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
Much is already clear from the title of the exhibition: food is not just a way to satisfy hunger, but something more. The exposition examines all stages of its existence - from compost and germination to consumption. Some exhibits grow right in the gallery: for example, in the very first section there is an installation with oyster mushrooms growing right in the museum hall.
until October 20
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Bosco Fresh Fest
This year's Bosco Fresh Fest will take place at the Moscow Palace of Pioneers - the organizers want to rethink the legacy of the Soviet monument. In addition to the headliners - James Blake and Royshin Murphy - it is worth paying attention to other participants in the program, for example Monetochka and Lisa Gromova.
Moscow Palace of Pioneers
Over the five years of its existence, the "Pain" festival has turned from a local event into one of the most important events of the summer. This year the program stretched for three whole days, the headliner of the first will be the supergroup The Good, The Bad & The Queen, one of Damon Albarn's many projects. But we advise in any case to study the entire program - there is something worthwhile for everyone.
CC ZIL, Moscow
After a pause of a year, the Swallow festival returns - and again it will be in Luzhniki. The organizers put a lot of emphasis on sports, but there will also be a lot of music - for example, Lil Xan and the LP singer, who you can't help but know because of the hit "Lost On You".
Park Live is one of the loudest Russian festivals, despite the fact that it has existed for only six years. The program this year is rather nostalgic (30 Seconds to Mars, Dolphin and others) - and Die Antwoord took the place of The Prodigy in the lineup.
Gorky Park, Moscow
Over the years, many have performed in Kolomenskoye: Arcade Fire, Kasabian, Chemical Brothers, Blur, Bat for Lashes and whoever else. This time the place of the headliner will be taken by The Cure - and it will also be possible to listen to Pusha T, SBPCh, Antokha MS and many others.
Hungarian Sziget lasted for a whole week, so choose carefully the days on which you go to the festival. The program includes Post Malone, Florence and The Machine, The National, Tove Lo, James Blake, Years & Years and many, many others. And also - performances, film screenings and public-talk, so you will surely have something to do.
Flow is known for its powerful lineup and should be no worse this year. Among the loudest names are Cardi B, Tame Impala, Robyn, Erica Badu and all the same James Blake and The Cure. The main thing is to carefully plan your own schedule in order to be in time everywhere.
The Signal outbound rave takes place in Nikola-Lenivets and Ugra National Park for the third time. Even if the electronic scene is of little interest to you, it is still worth thinking about a trip - to see art objects, spend the night in a tent and get the opportunity to meet the sunrise in nature.
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