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Underground Museum

The interactive museum is built around the preserved white stone base
of the Kitaygorodskaya wall which was erected in 16th century.
A long time ago the very first street in Moscow Velikaya
was located on the place of the museum. Now
in the underground space adjacent to the Moskvoretskaya
embankment, there is a museum where the exhibitions
of the #three_ project take place.

The cycle #three_ introduces art from different eras and styles in conjunction with Russian and foreign museums, art funds, as well as private collectors and artists. The semantic center of each exhibition is three art works that reveal the essence of the style or a certain period of a master. They are complemented by a multimedia part that immerses the visitors in artists’ biography and historical context.

From September 10 to October 11, Underground Museum hosts an exhibition “Avant-Garde. Three Figure" dedicated to the twentieth anniversary of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. The central figure of the Avant-Garde, Kazimir Malevich, is represented by the work "Self-portrait" (1934); "Woman with a Fish" (1932–1934) was painted by Alexandra Exter, "The Amazon" of the Russian Avant-Garde and "Worker" (the early 1920s) is created by the representative of the Russian school of constructivism Vladimir Stenberg. Archival photos and videos in the multimedia part of the exhibition help to focus on the iconic figures of the Russian Avant-Garde and show the works in the context of the MMOMA collection.

The exhibition dedicated to the work of Konstantin Khudyakov took place in the museum from August 6 to September 6. The exposition demonstrated not paintings, but stereo-light panels: “The Angel Has Arrived" (2018), “The Golden Dragonfly” (2018) and “The Last Supper” (2018). The exhibition also presented the project “Light Nature of Woman” (2018) by Konstantin Khudyakov which was nominated for the first Moscow Art Prize, and the artist’s computer animation from the cycle “Did Not Expect”, filled with spatial, light, dynamic and volumetric effects and visual references to classical painting. The multimedia part of the exhibition introduced the artist's biography. Visitors could learn about the activities of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia, about the history of the M'ARS Center for Contemporary Art, founded in 1988, and about other projects of the master. Watch 3D tour #three_Konstantin Khudyakov

The exhibition dedicated to Ilya Glazunov and timed to the 90th anniversary of the artist's birth was opened in Underground Museum from July 3 to August 2. The paintings reflected the main themes in the creative work of Glazunov – the tragic moments of Russian history and the world of spiritual pursuits of Dostoevsky. The multimedia part introduced the biography of the artist, the illustrative and theatrical works and important social activity. Watch 3D tour #three_Ilya Glazunov

The exhibition “Faces of War” was held from May 9 to June 28. The central part of the exposition introduced three paintings by the Soviet and Russian artist, the outstanding master of the “severe style” Igor Obrosov: Moscow. Seeing off the Echelons (2001), Evacuation (2001) and Frontiers outside Moscow (2001).The multimedia part of the exhibition included videos featuring actors from Dmitry Brusnikin Workshop: Kirill Odoevsky, Andrei Gordin and Eva Milgram who read poetry about the Great Patriotic War. The exposition became the first exhibition of the project #three_, the opening of which was held online. Watch 3D tour “Faces of War”

The exhibition #three_fem/theme (19 March — 15 April) revealed the theme of two women roles in the art world: a muse and an artist. The exposition included three paintings by contemporary artists: “Doppelganger-2” by Igor Mikhailenko, “Open Space” by Vadim Komissarov and “Cosmo-Tennis” by Vadim Grigoriev-Bashun. The multimedia part introduced video works by Alexey Belyaev-Gintovt, Andrey Iryshkov, Valentin Korzhov, animation by Natalya Tomilova and Oleg Katorgin, documentation of performances by Weld Queen, Elena Kovylina and Elizaveta Rukavishnikova.

The exhibition dedicated to Zurab Tsereteli was held from February 28 to March 15. The central part of the exposition was three paintings: “Rimma the seducer” (2008), “The second round” (2012), “Next to Tsereteli Painting” (2012). The multimedia part featured archive footage and fragments of a documentary about the artist.

The exhibition #three_Aristarkh Lentulov was opened from 5 to 16 February. The visitors saw paintings “Greek. A Sketch of the Fresco” (1910), “Portrait of M. P. Lentulova in a Blue Dress” (1913) and “Portrait of M. P. Lentulova next to a birch” (1914–1915). The three innovative paintings were complemented by archival materials, telling about the artist's life and periods of his work. The exposition also represented picturesque landscapes of Fedor Lentulov, the great-grandson of the avant-garde artist.

The first exhibition of the cycle #three_ took place from January 14 to February 2 and was dedicated to the work of Alexander Vinogradov and Vladimir Dubossarsky. Underground Museum introduced three joint works of the artists: “Bella”, “Goluboy Ogonyok” on Shabolovka (Gagarin & Tereshkova)” and “Neighbour”. The multimedia part of the exposition included fragments of the film by Alexander Shein and Evgeny Mitta “Vinogradov and Dubossarsky: Custom Made Painting”.

Please note that during the visit you must use a face mask and keep a social distance of 1.5 meters. If you have a temperature or respiratory disease symptoms, you can’t visit the museum.

Underground Museum is located in front of Gastronomic Сenter in the underpass from the park to Moskvoretskaya embankment. Visitors with special needs can use the elevator.


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