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An exhibition space opens in the House of Radio on Italyanskaya

28 May 2021
An exhibition space opens in the House of Radio on Italyanskaya

The first exhibition space opens in the St. Petersburg House of Radio on Italyanskaya Street. The exhibition will include works by Russian and international contemporary art stars - among them Bill Viola, Erik Bulatov, Pipilotti Rist, Olga Chernysheva and others.

Eric Bulatov. Armenian landscape. 1962

The Summer Exhibition is the first collaboration between musicAeterna and the Aksenov Family Foundation in the field of contemporary visual art, organized with the participation of the viennacontemporary art fair. It follows the tradition of the Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the longest-running regular art exhibition in the world since 1769, with a feature that most of the works on display are available for purchase. The exposition will include works by Russian and international contemporary art stars. Among them are Tatyana Akhmetgalieva, Sergey Bratkov, Erik Bulatov, Erwin Wurm, Mat Collishaw, Ilya Kabakov, Pipilotti Rist, Olga Chernysheva and others. Participants of the Summer Exhibition have been represented at the viennacontemporary stands over the years. The partners of the exhibition are Artwin gallery, Anna Nova gallery, Iragui gallery, Marina Gisich gallery, Myth gallery, Ovcharenko Art, Pop / off / art gallery and Syntax gallery. In addition, within the framework of a special project musicAeterna and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, from June 2 to 20, in the space of the House of Radio, works by Bill Viola from the Martyrs series will be presented, which were shown at the artist's personal exhibition at the Pushkin Museum.

The summer exhibition will run from June 3 to June 20; it will open for visitors as part of excursion groups from June 4. Visiting the exhibition is possible as part of an excursion group. Tours start every hour from 12:00 to 18:00. During the Summer Exhibition, under the patronage of viennacontemporary, there will also be a series of open discussions on various aspects of contemporary culture:

Tanya Akhmetgalieva, "If you want I can disappear"

June 4, 19:00, "International art fairs after the pandemic"

Discussion participants:

Margarita Pushkina, Founding Director of the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair.

Ekaterina Iragi, gallery owner, owner of the Iragui gallery, curator, member of the expert council of the viennacontemporary fair.

Discussion moderator:

Alan Serve, art collector and entrepreneur. Lives and works in Belgium.

21:00, "St. Petersburg as a platform for art fairs"

Discussion participants:

Anton Belov, director of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. The speaker is confirmed.

Pavel Prigara, director of the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall. The speaker is confirmed.

Boris Piotrovsky, Vice Governor of St. Petersburg. The speaker is confirmed.

Discussion moderator:

Alan Serve, art collector and entrepreneur. Lives and works in Belgium.

June 5, 12:00, Master class on creating objects in augmented reality

The host of the master class - the founder of the Austrian platform Artivive Sergiu Ardelean - will show representatives of museums, digital artists and everyone interested in new technologies in culture how AR can be created using Artivive: a second layer of meanings, images and information for any visual object. Sergiu will share how this affordable technology is creating a huge market for digital artists and taking museum user engagement (and beyond) to the next level.

14:00, Artist Talk: Polina Kanis

Polina Kanis, video artist, laureate of the Kandinsky Prize, the Sergei Kuryokhin Prize and the Innovation Prize, participant in the residence program of the Rijks Academy (Amsterdam).

16:00, “Drops instead of exhibitions: from tension to acceptance. How the traditional contemporary art market is adapting to NFT technology "

Discussion participants

Joe Vickery, editor-in-chief of the online magazine Russian Art Focus.

Andrey Belyakov, co-founder of The Art Exchange blockchain platform.

Andrey Alekhin, co-founder of the Snark.Art platform.

Marat Gelman, collector, curator, co-founder of the Gelman Recommends blockchain gallery.

Olga Dvoretskaya, founder of the Disartive digital art fair.

Katya Novichkova, artist, co-founder of the Mutagen NFT platform.

Alexander Salnikov, co-founder of the Rarible platform. The speaker is confirmed.

Discussion moderator:

Alexander Burenkov, curator of the Cosmoscow non-profit foundation for the support of contemporary art, art critic, researcher, teacher.

18:00. “Present and future of NFT. How technology change will affect business processes in culture "

Discussion participants:

Patrick Tresset, artist, NFT enthusiast.

Jason Bailey, Collector, Author of and GreenNFTs Green NFT Rewards.

Sandyip Sangli, founder of Kalamint, NFT's sustainable marketplace.

Pavel Burian, co-founder of Mosaic Media agency.

Discussion moderator:

Pierre-François Marteau, Venture Investor, Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Immaterial Future Association.

The program is subject to change. Details and tickets can be found here.


Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO has got #SafeTravel Global Safety Stamp as recognition of following WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols

Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO has got #SafeTravel Global Safety Stamp as recognition of following WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols  

Saint Petersburg became the first city in Russia joining the international WTTC program for safe tourism - Safe Travels. As part of this initiative key players of city tourism industry receive a special sign Safe Travels SPB, recognizing them as organizations implemented health and hygiene protocols that are aligned with WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols.

For tourists, this sign is a guarantee that the services provided by city tourism organizations meet the requirements of sanitary hygienic standards and safety standards. By receiving the Safe Travels SPB sign, city tourism organizations become participants of the unified Saint Petersburg marketing program to promote the city as the safe destination for travel. You can find all information of the #SafeTravels program in this section


 Saint Petersburg joins the word Safe Tourism movement, becoming the first city in Russia which developed and offered its solutions for safe stay in the city.

The Committee for tourism development of Saint Petersburg has developed and agreed with the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) safety standards for city tourism organizations. The documents contain basic requirements for sanitary conditions, access features, and other necessary measures. All organizations will have to ensure compliance with standards and post information about its implementation on their official websites before starting work.

Implementation of these actions and a special sign issued by WTTC to Saint Petersburg – Saint Petersburg Safety Stamp/Safe Travels SPB  – allow Saint Petersburg to be a destination which guarantees safeness and wellbeing for tourists.

Safe Travels WTTC Protocols

WTTC alongside with Members, governments, health experts and other industry associations are working together to achieve effective recovery protocols by developing meaningful action plans that optimize sector-wide recovery efforts.

WTTC  has developed a number of protocols in the following areas: Leading Global Protocols for the New Normal, Hospitality, Outdoor Shopping, Airports, Convention Centres, Meetings & Events, Aviation, Attractions, Car Rental, Tour Operators and Short Term Rental.

In the Protocols you will find recommendations and instructions for implementation during the recovery phase. These protocols are result-oriented and fair to countries around the world.

Following the instructions of the protocols will help ensure a safe stay of tourists in Saint Petersburg and restore the trust of potential travelers.

Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO Team has created Instagram Mask “Welcome to Russia” to raise awareness about Russia Travel Potential and started Instagram flash mob to promote possibilities of Russia for Meetings, Incentives, Congresses, Events and Leisure tourism. 

We invite you to become part of our flash mob on Instagram and other social media using our masks and putting hashtag #WelcomeToRussia.

You can add our mask from Tsar Events account @tsarevents to your Instagram camera and upload video or picture to your stories or your feed.

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 If you need assistance with getting tickets or private tour in St. Isaac Cathdral or other museums, or hotel accommodation you can always ask team of Tsar Events. Also we can help you with planning your special event, cultural or incentive program, conference and congress in Moscow or St. Petersburg.

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