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What's On This Weekend in Moscow

Oct. 18-21

Andreas Gursky's "Chicago Board of Trade II" at MAMM Andreas Gursky, Buld-Kunst, PAO, 2018


Oct. 20 

Pharaoh started from underground rap in “Yung Russia,” a grass-roots association of young hip-hop artists that existed in 2015-2016. Today he can easily sell out a stadium-sized concert hall. “Diko, naprimer” ("It’s Outrageous, For Example") became one of the biggest hits of 2017 after it got spoofed by Russia’s number one late night TV show, “Evening Urgant.” Pharaoh released a new album entitled “PHUNERAL” in August and will present at his show at Adrenaline Stadium. Expect it to be packed.

80 Leningradsky Prospekt, Bldg. 17. Metro Sokol.

Synecdoche Montauk

Oct. 20

Savva Rozanov, aka Synecdoche Montauk, is one of the biggest names on Moscow’s indie electronic music scene. His music can be best described as a mix of new R&B, folk and pop. Synecdoche Montauk released his latest album MMXVII in 2017 and a follow-up is expected this year. At his concert at the St. Andrew's Anglican Church he’ll play new, acoustic versions of his well-known songs, as well as some of the new material. 

8 Voznesensky pereulok. Metro Okhotny Ryad. 

Thomas Mraz

Oct. 21

Thomas Mraz, not to be confused with American pop-rock singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, is an R’n’B musician from Ufa, the Republic of Bashkortostan. He plays alternative R’n’B and has been compared to Frank Ocean. He recently signed on with Booking Machine, a new label run by Oxxxymiron, one of Russia’s most prominent rap artists, and a new album is expected to come out this year.

11 Ulitsa Ordzhonikidze. Metro Leninsky Prospekt.

Lambada Market 

Oct. 20-21

Lambada, an upscale monthly flea market, will be held in the courtyard of the Museum of Moscow this time. The organizers promise vintage and new designer clothing, antiques, great food and even live music performances.

2 Zubovsky Bulvar. Metro Park Kultury.

					Fabulous Lambada flea market	
Fabulous Lambada flea market

Jim Dine and Zabludowicz Collection at MAMM

Until Nov. 11 

Two great exhibitions are currently on view at the Multimedia Art Museum Moscow (MAMM). One is a collection of masterpieces by Jim Dine, a world-renowned American pop artist known for using everyday objects in his works. The exhibition is on loan from Centre Pompidou, which recently received 28 works by Jim Dine selected by the artist himself. You can see some of Dine’s masterpieces, like “Stephen Hands’ Path” and “Putney Winter Heart No. 9,” as well as later works. The other exhibition at MAMM worth checking out is “You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred” ̶ a selection of works by some of the 20th century greatest photo artists from the famous Zabludowicz Collection. Among the 14 artists presented are such luminaries as Cindy Sherman, Andreas Gursky, Richard Prince, and Christopher Williams. 

16 Ulitsa Ostozhenka. Metro Kropotkinskaya.

					Jim Dine's "Stephen Hands' Path"					 					Courtesy of MAMM
Jim Dine's "Stephen Hands' Path" Courtesy of MAMM

International Theater Festival “TERRITORY”

Until Oct. 24 

This year the TERRITORY Festival is presenting its 13th edition. Over the years the festival managed to stay relevant by embracing the most innovative and cutting-edge trends in world theater. The festival has several artistic directors, including such big names as Kirill Serebrennikov (Artistic Director of Gogol Center); Yevgeny Mironov (Artistic Director of Theater of Nations); and Vasily Tsereteli (Executive Director of Moscow Museum of Modern Art). The festival started last week, but you can still catch the dance performance “Whist” by U.K. dance company AFE and “The Museum Of Fiction” ̶ a video installation based on Macbeth by Argentinian director Matias Umpierrez and Canadian director Robert Lepage, both at the MMOMA branch on Gogolevsky Bulvar. Two other great productions are the serialized theater production “Orphic Games. Punk-Makrame” at the Stanislavsky Electrotheater and “Living Room Dancers” by Swiss director Nicole Seiler at the New Space of the Theater of Nations.  

See the full schedule here

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