Cosmos. History of People
Runs until Aug. 26
The exhibition “Cosmos. History of People” is designed to bring together artists who contributed to Russian cosmonautics. Visitors can learn about the Soviet space program and see the unique documents and objects cosmonauts used during their launches. Part of the exhibition’s format is interactive. Among the artists featured are Arseny Zhilyaev, Alexander Dzhikia, Sergei Shutov, Alexander Povzner, and the MishMash art group. The cultural project was created in cooperation with the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow.
Where: K Gallery
Open: Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 12 p.m. -3 p.m.
Tickets: 200 rubles Fontanka River Embankment, 24 kgallery.ru
Salvador Dali: Sculptures
Runs until Sept. 23
The Erarta contemporary art museum presents “Salvador Dalí: Sculptures,” a collection of the Surrealist artist’s most iconic images, cast in monumental bronze sculptures. The show includes some of Dalí’s iconic paintings, reimagined: there is “The Space Elephant,” which stands almost 3 meters high in bronze and recalls the painting “The Temptation of St. Anthony,” as well as “Nobility of Time,” the sculptural equivalent of Dalí’s melting clock. The exhibition is part of the Dalí Collection, which was assembled by Beniamino Levi.
Where: Erarta Museum
Open: daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; closed Tuesday
Tickets: 500 rubles 29 Liniya Vasilyevskogo Ostrova, 2 erarta.com/en
Runs until July 15
To celebrate St. Petersburg’s 400th anniversary, the Manege central exhibition hall’s new “Petersburg 2103” show is an attempt to look at the city from a different angle. The exhibition explains all the stages of the modern city’s construction, emphasizing the past events that still have relevance in the present. Through four different sections and interactive multimedia installations, the visitor can see the St. Petersburg of the past, present and future.
Open: daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tickets: 300 rubles Isaakievskaya Ploshchad, 1 manege.spb.ru/en
Sports in Soviet Porcelain, Graphic Arts, and Sculpture
Runs until July 30
Around 350 porcelain, faience and maiolica objects made in the Soviet Union and Russia between the 1920s and the 1990s are exhibited in the Benois Wing of the State Russian Museum.Ceramic works made by more than 90 artists collected in the exhibition “Sport in Soviet Porcelain, Graphic Arts, and Sculpture” come from the Russian Museum, State Hermitage and private collections. This project provides insight into sport and healthy lifestyle as reflected in Russian 20th century ceramic art, explaining what artistic motifs and methods were introduced into ceramics.
Where: State Russian Museum.
Open: Mon. -Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs. 1 p.m.-9 p.m.; closed Tuesday
Tickets: 450 rubles Inzhenernaya Ulitsa, 4 en.rusmuseum.ru
Giuseppe Penone: Ideas of Stone — 1372 KG of Light
Runs until Oct. 7
“Ideas of Stone — 1372 kg of Light,” the bronze sculpture designed by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, is on display in the Winter Palace’s grand courtyard. The sculpture was created in 2010 and employs the main artistic image in Penone’s oeuvre — the tree. The exhibition was organized by the Hermitage Museum as part of the “Sculpture in the Great Courtyard” project.
Where: Hermitage Museum
Open: Tues., Thurs., Sat.,Sun. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wed. -Fri. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; closed Monday
Tickets: 700 rubles Palace Square, 2 hermitagemuseum.org