Upcoming | From Russia to Paris
— March 1, 2010 —
In Upcoming we preview highlights from the global cultural calendar
Eva Herzigova, Photography by Rankin
This week, events are taking place to showcase worldwide talent with a distinct focus on an international audience. Dasha Zhukova’s acclaimed Garage Centre in Moscow presents two new exhibitions; Rankin shows in Paris; and the Birds Eye Film Festival opens in London to celebrate international women working in film.
Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Exhibition Opening, Moscow – Thursday, March 4
After a soft opening in late 2008 the Garage Centre in Moscow has become internationally recognised. The converted Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage has become transformed under the careful direction of its owner, POP editor Dasha Zhukova. As of Thursday two new exhibitions open: Futurologia and Russian Utopias, both exploring contemporary Russian art. With Futurologia curated by international French curator Herve Mikaeloff and Russian Utopias by two young Russian curators, Tatiano Volkova and Yulia Aksenova, the two exhibitions present both a national and international view on modern art in Russia.
Opening of Rankin Eat Me Naked at A-Galerie, Paris – Friday March 5 to Saturday April 17
A-Galerie in Paris presents a selection of works from celebrated British photographer, Rankin. The multi-talented photographer’s work spans genres and subjects – his diverse portfolio includes portraits of Tony Blair, George Clooney, Giselle, Blur, Madonna, U2, and The Queen, amongst others. Co-founder of Dazed&Confused he has also shot covers for Vogue, Harpers&Queen, Arena & GQ. Rankin delights in portraying the female body with an often transgressive approach, always mixed with a sincere admiration for its form and a mischievous sense of humour. The selection of works on show at A-Galerie celebrates this, with particular focus on his work with wife, Tuuli, and supermodels Kate Moss and Heidi Klum.
Birds Eye Film Festival Opening Night, London – Thursday, March 4
Birds Eye Film Festival has been championing women in film for the past six years. If Kathryn Bigelow (Director of the gruelling Hurt Locker) wins Best Director Oscar this year, she will be the first woman to have ever done so. Birds Eye highlights the inequality of Hollywood and pioneers the women working to change this. Its opening night is this Thursday at the BFI with a showcase of the best new shorts by women including Juanita Wilson’s The Door (Oscar nominated) and will be followed by drinks and DJs (female, of course) in the BFI bar.
East Festival, London – Thursday, March 4 to Tuesday, March 9
East is a six day festival celebrating the diverse culture and creativity of East London. Featuring world class artists, themes explored include architecture, travel and minimalism, with the Barbican hosting most of this eclectic mix of events.
Ballet Academy Window Unveiling at Marc Jacobs at 34 rue de Montpensier, Galerie du Palais Royal, Paris – Wednesday, March 3
From 7pm on Wednesday, Marc Jacobs' Palais de Royal boutique opens it doors for drinks, late night shopping and the grand unveiling of their Ballet Academy Window installation upon which they have collaborated with the Opera National de Paris.
Sophie Jackson is on the editorial team for AnOther, AnOther Man and works in Marketing & Events for Dazed Group