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Moscow Multimedia Art Museum

Moscow Multimedia Art Museum

135_image2_sThe Multimedia Art Museum of MoscowRussian: Мультимедиа Арт Музей (MAMM) is entirely devoted to artworks created with multimedia technologies. The museum has a large collection of photographs, video art, media installations, and media performances. The MAMM was founded on the grounds of the Moscow House of PhotographyRussian: Moskovskiy dom fotografii or Московский дом фотографии, and both were merged into the Multimedia Complex of Actual ArtsRussian: Multimediynyi kompleks aktualnykh iskusstv or Мультимедийный комплекс актуальных искусств. The integration of these is no coincidence – after all, photography is the earliest type of art which directly uses technology. The museum is located in OstozhenkaRussian: Остоженка, an ancient street of Moscow, where many 19th and early 20th century buildings have survived to this day. They certainly deserve a visit on one of a number of guided tours that take place here regularly. The museum building, known as Solovyovs HouseRussian: Dom Solovevyih or Дом Соловьевых, is also worth paying attention to. This is where philosopher Vladimir Solovyov, whose family lived in Ostozhenka Street from 1850, was born and raised. In 2006, the building was completely dismantled except for part of the facade during restoration works. Now, having been completed in glass, it looks rather eclectic. Inside, it features a minimalist, yet perfectly white seven-storey space with geometric passages, vaguely reminiscent of the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

EXHIBITIONS

На выставкеUsually the museum runs three to four exhibitions at the same time, including its own and also guest projects. Importantly, on display there are works not only by contemporary artists but also by classical 20th century artists such as Vladimir Yakovlev, Oscar Rabin, and Ilya Kabakov. It was the MAMM that partnered with the Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven) and the State Hermitage MuseumRussian: Gosudarstvennyi Ermitazh or Государственный Эрмитаж in organising the exhibition “Utopia and Reality? El Lissitzky, Ilya and Emilia KabakovRussian: Utopiya i realnost? El Lisitskiy. Ilia i Emiliya Kabakovy or Утопия и реальность? Эль Лисицкий, Илья и Эмилия Кабаковы” to mark Ilya Kabakov’s 80th anniversary. It displayed Lissitzky’s graphic works from the collection of the Van Abbe Museum, the initiator of the project, as well as Kabakovs’ works, many of which the Russian audience was able to see for the first time. It was a highly interesting idea to “compare” artists who are so unlike each other: Lissitzky, involved in the creation of the utopian Soviet project, and the Kabakovs, reflecting the implementation of this “utopia” in their works. As far as photography is concerned, such exhibitions as “Eye to Eye. History of StereographyRussian: S glazu na glaz. Istoriya stereografii or С глазу на глаз. История стереографии”, “Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879)Russian: Джулия Маргарет Кэмерон (1815‒1879)” fit in naturally with displays of the latest works like “Katya Yemelyanova. UNBLOCKEDRussian: Катя Емельянова. UNBLOCKED” and “Michal Rovner. DisplacementsRussian: Mikhal Rovner. Smescheniya or Михаль Ровнер. Смещения”. Alongside each exhibition, an educational program runs alongside it, including meetings with artists, lectures, guided tours, and workshops for children.

Осмотр экспозицийThe museum holds two biennales; the PhotobiennaleRussian: Фотобиеннале (from 1996) and the Fashion and Style in PhotographyRussian: Мода и стиль в фотографии festival, originally part of the Photobiennale (a separate division since 1999). Festival exhibitions are held at Moscow’s best exhibition venues, e.g. the ManegeRussian: Манеж, the Moscow Museum of Modern ArtRussian: Moskovskiy muzey sovremennogo iskusstva or Московский музей современного искусства, the Ekaterina Cultural FoundationRussian: Fond kultury «Ekaterina» or Фонд культуры «Екатерина», and others. As part of the 2014 Photobiennale, over forty exhibitions were run within a month, among them “Jessica Lange. The InvisibleRussian: Dzhessika Leng. Nezrimoe or Джессика Лэнг. Незримое”, “Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969). Photos, Drawings, and PhotomontagesRussian: Ervin Blyumenfeld (1897?1969). Fotografii. risunki. fotomontazh or Эрвин Блюменфельд (1897‒1969). Фотографии, рисунки, фотомонтаж”, “Philip Jones Griffiths. PhotographsRussian: Filip Dzhons Griffits. Fotografii or Филип Джонс Гриффитс. Фотографии”, and “Another LondonRussian: Drugoy London or Другой Лондон”.

Catalogues are published specifically for each different exhibition project. The publishing department of the museum actively works on a variety of publications about art, including themed albums, exhibition catalogues, books about photographers and about artists.

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THE ALEXANDER RODCHENKO SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND MULTIMEDIA

A separate educational project, the Alexander Rodchenko School of Photography and MultimediaRussian: Shkola fotografii i multimedia im. A. Rodchenko or Школа фотографии и мультимедиа им. А. Родченко, is affiliated with the museum. It offers training for contemporary artists in four areas: documentary photography, art photography, video art, and multimedia. The training program is designed to last three years. Short-term courses are run to teach the public to take and print photos and edit videos. There are courses designed for beginners as well as for children.

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Location

Within Garden Ring

Nearest Metro Station

Park Kultury, Kropotkinskaya

Address

16 Ostozhenka, Moscow

Website

http://www.mamm-mdf.ru/en/

Museum Opening Hours / Ticket Office Opening Hours

Tu: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
We: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Th: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Fr: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sa: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Su: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Days off

Monday

Ticket Price

From 50 to 500 rubles depending on visitor's category and programme of visits.
Photography without a flash and video shooting are included in the ticket price.

Visiting Rules

Standard.

Additional Information

The Museum is adjusted for people with disabilities.

Gallery

Multimedia Art Museum
Mario Giacomelli. Poetry of Landscapes. Exhibition
Alexander Steshanov. Retrospective. Exhibition
In one of the Museum's room
Museum room
El Lisitsky
Exhibition
Philosopher Vladimir Solovyev
Multimedia Art Museum. Exhibition space
Visiting an exhibition
Visit to the Multimedia Art Museum
Visit to exhibition
At the exhibition
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Museum room
Nikita Alekseyev. Suspension Points. Exhibition
Inside the Museum
Opening of Jessica Lang's exhibition
The Big Wheel Keeps Turning. Marc Quinn's exhibition. 2012
Utopia and Reality of El Lisitsky, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Exhibition. 2013
Polaroids Exhibition. 2014
Small Picture. Exhibition. 2012
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Featured reviews

Visitor rating:   4.5

March 2017
This is some kind of source of inspiration. The expositions constantly surprise, captivate, alarm and cause a storm of emotions. Here are stunning photos of famous artists, and "Fashion and Style" photos, amazingly beautiful black-and-white pictures... It is better to see everything with your own eyes, and then to visit this museum more than once.

March 2017
This is unusual, diverse museum-gallery. I've enjoyed visiting it. Expositions in the museum change, and maybe not all of them will be interesting, but those that I saw were unforgettable.

February 2017
It's a good museum, very compact, halls are located conveniently. I was several times, always starting from the top floor. There is always lots to see here. There are photo exhibitions. Sometimes films are shown. Every third Tuesday of the month admission is free. Every weekend owners of premium cards MasterCard can visit the museum free of charge. For this purpose you need to show your bank card in the ticket office. This option is available for holders of Gold, Platinum, Black Edition, World Elite and Signia cards.

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