Event:Program of the Austrian Cultural Season in Russia
Start: Wed, 08 May, 2013
End: Wed, 31 December, 2014
City: Cities all over Russia
Category: Fine Arts / Multimedia / Film


General sponsors: Raiffeisenbank, Russian Machines

Dates: May 2013 — December 2014

Locations: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Murmansk, Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kaluga, Magnitogorsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Perm, Samara, Sochi, Ufa, Volgograd, Vladivostok, Yaroslavl.

The Austrian Cultural Season is the richest and most extensive festival of Austrian culture ever to be held in Russia, with venues in 17 Russian cities over the period 2013-14.

The first major event of the season is a performance by Vienna’s most famous dramatic theatre, the Burgtheater. From May 31 to June 2 the play Harmonia Caelestis written by Peter Esterhazy and directed by David Marton is to be performed at the Chekhov Theatre Festival.

Season highlights:

  • The exhibition Expressionist Masterpieces from the Albertina, a project by the Albertina at the Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg. The Albertina is one of the world’s leading museums, featuring not only one of the most important and extensive graphic art collections in the world, but also a great collection of Expressionist Art. Highlights from the collection will be on show at the Hermitage.
  • International art exhibition, featuring paintings, photographs, videos, installations and objects created by Austrian and Russian artists will be held on the world’s first ever nuclear-powered icebreaker Lenin in Murmansk. Project is jointly organised by ROSATOM, the Lentos Museum of Contemporary Art, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Stella Art Foundation and D.E.V.E. Gallery. The project is a special project of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
  • Beyond Seeing exhibition project. Works from the contemporary art collection of Admont Abbey in Austria, which in recent years has accumulated one of the largest inventories of contemporary art in the country. The exhibition is entitled “Art unites the blind and the seeing” and will be accessible for people with visual impairments. It is scheduled for November 2013 – January 2014 at the Winzavod Contemporary Art Centre.

Also on the schedule:

New Austrian Cinema – A Retrospective of the History of Success; a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Austrian Library in St. Petersburg; the Vienna Musical Film Festival in Ekaterinburg and Sochi; Ars Electronica Animation Festival in Kaliningrad and Moscow; the exhibition "Cyber ‚ÄčArt 2013" in Perm; Erwin Wurm solo show; a tour by the sound:frame electronic music festival; the famous silver treasures of the Esterhazy family at the Moscow Kremlin Museum; and much more.

Detailed program