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Rachel S
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Journalist and travel writer

Modern Art Must-Sees in Moscow

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Russia is famous for its old ornate art – a visit to the Hermitage, Red Square or Kremlin top most tourists’ itineraries. In the past few years, though, a new contemporary arts Renaissance has been flourishing in Moscow, the country’s capital city. Artists have been taking over abandoned factories, or setting up their own, to create edgy and innovative projects that will make a mark on the international scene – and often stir some feathers.
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    Built in the 1930s for employees of motor car factory ZIL, this place is one of the great examples of the famous Russian constructivist architecture. It's also the oldest and... more
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    A former factory in the middle of Moscow, ARTPLAY is home to anything and everything creative: spoken word poetry, political art (they hosted an Anti-Putin exhibit when no other... more
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    Housed in a fairy tale like building, this collection is very comprehensive, spanning Russian art from 1856 to the present. A large section is devoted to modern art, with the most... more
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    Formerly a wine factory, the WINZAVOD is now one of Moscow's cultural centers. It's a labyrinth of galleries that often host work from more obscure regions (ie.... more
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    Situated in a circular building pieced together by pillars in Gorky Park, this is probably the most international of Russian art galleries and one of the rare ones with readily... more
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    Situated on the bank of the Moskva River, this contemporary arts center was one of the largest Russian cinemas. Completed in 1931, it was where prominent films were shown to Soviet... more
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    This creative arts center often partners with other institutions to bring in forward thinking-artists. In doing so, it helps popularize Russian contemporary art and place it in... more