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Boomerang. Perm Biennial of Graphic Arts

November 17 - December 17, 2010


For the first time in Biennial of Graphic Arts will take place in Perm. Works of more than 50 participants from Russia, Israel, France, Germany, USA, Japan, Norway, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands will be presented to the audience.

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Perm Museum of Contemporary Art

Ordzhonikidze 2, Perm


Phone: +7 (342) 2199172



Valery Koshlyakov


Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM presents a retrospective exhibition of "living classic", the well-known contemporary Russian artist Valery Koshlyakov. His works can be found in the collections of many of the world's major museums, and in October of this year, the artist will also be participating in an exhibition at the Louvre at the museum's invitation.

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"Open Funds"
Exhibition of works from the funds of Perm Museum of Modern Art

August, 20 - September, 5 2010

Open Funds

Project "Open funds" 2010 aims at introducing residents of Perm region, guests of the city, specialists, visitors of the Museums' web-site and everyone who is interested in modern art to the fund politics of "PERMM". Its goal is to depict cohesiveness and at the same time ambiguity of Museum's approach towards fund complexion, which is based on a concept specified in the exhibition "Russian Povera" ("Russian poor"), which marked a milestone in the museums' life. Projects' structure is comprised not only of the main genres, such as object, installation, sculpture, but also of video, photography and authorial prints.

The exhibition within the framework of the project "Open Funds" will represent 55 pieces by 26 authors, and that is only a part of constantly supplemented museum's funds.

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Ukrainian Art in Transition

May 21 - July 10, 2010

ЯКЩО / ЕСЛИ / IF. Ukrainian Art in Transition

On May 21, a major exhibition of Ukrainian contemporary art opens at the PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art in Perm, Russia. "ЯКЩО/ЕСЛИ/IF" will be the first large-scale show of Ukrainian art beyond that country's borders, and is the brainchild of the museum and the Moscow-based curator Ekaterina Degot.

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Alexander Brodsky. Installations

April 2 - May 10 2010

Alexander Brodsky. Installations

Alexander Brodsky is loved by people. This is unusual for artists; more often, their works and they themselves are approached with caution, met first with incomprehension, then with indifference and envy. But I cannot remember a single one of Brodsky's works, from his "paper architecture" etchings of the 1980s (created together with Ilya Utkin) all the way to his installations at the Russian Povera exhibition in Perm in 2008, that had not met with anything other than delight from critics, colleagues, and the public.

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Night at the Museum

December 25, 2009 - February 28, 2010

Night at the Museum

Exactly a hundred years ago, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti urged the readers of the first Futurist Manifesto, "Turn aside the canals to flood the museums! …Oh, the joy of seeing the glorious old canvases bobbing adrift on those waters, discolored and shredded!" Then, the horrors of the First and Second World Wars ameliorated the pathos of destruction which the Futurists used as their weapon. If for no other reason then because there was no dearth of destruction in the aftermath. The new, post-war sentiments leaned towards the paradigm of preservation and assumed as a given the fragility of culture and historical heritage. Thus, the museum again took center stage.

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Aman Geld
Alexander Slusarev

November 18 - December 15, 2009


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Photography is an indispensable ingredient of any modern art museum, so the choice of the first exhibition in one way or another is a marker that defines the role of this exhibition in the value system. The fact that from a vast range of names and possibilities the choice was made in favour of artists who have long and actively been involved in the Livejournal signifies the desire of the exhibition curator to present not just 'pretty pictures' but (at least) the present the present-day mode of existence of photography.

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Dmitry Vrubel and Victoria Timofeeva

February 27 - April 26, 2009


On February 26, 2009, Dmitry Vrubel and Victoria Timofeeva's exhibition The New Testament Project will open in Perm's River Station Hall. The show presents works based on contemporary photographs culled from news agencies and the Internet. New meanings are given to the reportage images by quotations from the New Testament; they become part of the works and make current and relevant a two thousand year old text.

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RUSSIAN POVERA. An exhibition of contemporary art
Curator Marat Guelman
September 25 - November 30, 2008


The basis of the exhibition is work by artists who use the simplest, "poor" materials. This approach reveals and demonstrates all of the qualities of contemporary Russian art – an art that is authentic, deep, an art that goes away from surface beauty towards a real miracle. These queries have form, a dialogue with the history of art, social responsibility, as well as the desire to find beauty in the simplest of things.