"Cai Guoqiang. October" – the best exhibition in 2017
On February 28, 2018, Gostiny Dvor hosted the ceremony of awarding the 6th Prize of The Art Newspaper Russia.
Exhibition of the year was “Cai Guoqiang. October”, which was presented in the SMFA named after A.S. Pushkin from September 13 to November 12, 2017. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, especially for State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin, the famous Chinese artist Cai Guoqiang has created a spectacular installation “Autumn” near the facade of the museum, and in the main building, he presented a philosophical and lyric exposition, inviting the audience to reflect on the role of an individual in global history. The artist himself could not come to Moscow to receive the prize, but he specially recorded a video message, and the prize “for the most explosive image of the revolution” was accepted by Marina Loshak, the Director of the SMFA named after A.S. Pushkin, and Aleksandra Danilova, the curator of the exhibition. In addition, the exhibition was presented by the performance of the Chinese women’s choir with the solo actress of the “Gogol Center” Yang Ge. The musicians performed the song “The Field” in Chinese.
In the online store of the SMFA named after A.S. Pushkin, you can buy catalog of the sensational exhibition and branded souvenirs.