Moscow's Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts floats to the Moon in Venice

Journey of the Private Moon in the Urals by Leonid Tishkov.

Journey of the Private Moon in the Urals by Leonid Tishkov.

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
The Pushkin Museum makes its debut at the Venice Biennale, which is considered the most prestigious event in the contemporary art world.

Journey of the Private Moon in the Urals by Leonid Tishkov. Source: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts\nThe Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts<p>Journey of the Private Moon in the Urals by Leonid Tishkov. Source: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts</p>\n
&ldquo;Angel&ldquo;&nbsp;by Yuri Kalendarev.&nbsp;Source: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts\nThe Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts<p>&ldquo;Angel&ldquo;&nbsp;by Yuri Kalendarev.&nbsp;Source: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts</p>\n
Marnix de Nijs, &ldquo;Exploded views 2.0&rdquo;, 2013 interactive installation. Source: Interactive installation\nThe Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts<p>Marnix de Nijs, &ldquo;Exploded views 2.0&rdquo;, 2013 interactive installation. Source: Interactive installation</p>\n
&ldquo;Private TV/Room&rdquo; by Masaki Fujihata. Courtesy of the artist\nThe Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts<p>&ldquo;Private TV/Room&rdquo; by Masaki Fujihata. Courtesy of the artist</p>\n
Provmyza group Eternity, 2011-2017 video installation. Courtesy of the artists\nThe Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts<p>Provmyza group Eternity, 2011-2017 video installation. Courtesy of the artists</p>\n
 
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The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow presents the exhibition, "Man as a bird. Images of Travels," scheduled for the parallel program of the Venice Biennale opening on May 13.  This is the museum's first time participating at the Venice Biennale, which is considered the most prestigious event in the contemporary art world.

The exhibition, which will be held at the Palazzo Soranzo Van Axsel, is curated by the Pushkin Museum's director, Marina Loshak, and Olga Shishko, who works in the museum's digital art department. On display will be art works by 14 Russian and foreign artists.

The museum's press office said the exhibition, "explores the history of the interaction of discoveries in the field of optics and art, which have always been united by a desire to know the world and determine the place of humans in it." In other words, the curators will talk about how travel helped humanity invent photos and videos.

The exhibition will unite sound and light installations, videos, photos and objects from artists such as Semen Alexandrovsky, Tatyana Akhmetgalieva, Dmitry Bulnygin, Marnix De Nies, Martin Onert and Masaki Fujihat. Among the most interesting art works to be displayed will be a video by the Russian artist Leonid Tishkov, in which he "rolls" on a boat to the Moon.

"Man as a bird. Images of Travels" opens May 13 and runs until Sept. 5, 2017.

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