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Contemporary/street art in Moscow and Saint Petersburg

Old Sep 13th, 2020, 09:58 AM
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Contemporary/street art in Moscow and Saint Petersburg

Hello everyone,
I'm planning to apply for a study abroad program for summer '21 and have to choose between Moscow and St.Petersburg. Vladimir is also an option, but I'd rather stick with bigger cities.

It looks like the programs are almost identical academically, so I've been trying to focus on other criteria. I like contemporary art more than the classics - I'd appreciate any pointers to books, guides, or personal experiences comparing the two cities.

All best - and thanks!


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I preferred Moscow to St. Petersburg, but I am not a fan of baroque, and St. Petersburg is resolutely baroque. I found more variety in Moscow. Of course, these days the train between the two only takes four hours.
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Originally Posted by trendycurrant View Post
...to apply for a study abroad program for summer '21
Well, the best of luck to you!
I know various study abroad programs have been acting all "business as usual", but unless State Dept downgrade their travel advisory for Russia and all the ex-Soviet Stans from level 4 to at least level 3, I don't see how they can pull it off.

Now, as to your question - both Moscow and Spb have quite a lot to offer in contemporary art department. Anything in particular you are interested in? Hate to tell you, if it's SotsArt you're looking for, most of the better-known pieces are all in foreign public and private collections.

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A reproduction from Erarta's Angel series

Bulatov (in new Tretyakov)

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