Art is not always something that makes sense to us. I often visit a museum or gallery and I don’t quite understand what the artist’s proposal was. However, that’s the fun, right? I love having my own ideas and interpretations seeing a work and also the fun of trying to understand what it means.
Saint Petersburg is known as the cultural capital of Russia, so you can already imagine that there are plenty of museums and art galleries there, right? The Hermitage, for example, is considered one of the main museums in the world and houses more than 3 million works! In addition to these more traditional places, the city has super authentic modern art galleries. I will share with you which are the best 🙂
Marina Gisich Gallery
Founded in 2000 by Marina Gisich, the gallery was one of the first spaces in St. Petersburg dedicated to contemporary art. The gallery promotes several events both in Russia and in other countries, always looking to make room for both renowned artists and the younger generation.
Anyone who enjoys modern art and is interested in learning more about Russian artists cannot fail to stop by the Marina Gisich Gallery. You will find more traditional works made with ink, as well as different sculptures and photographs.
Anna Nova art gallery
Anna Nova Art Gallery is one of the most active spaces in the contemporary art market in the city, focusing mainly on visual arts and multimedia works. The collection has both Russian and international artists, and most of them have different proposals for exhibitions.
As the gallery always seeks to innovate, they also have performance artists, video art and paintings in non-traditional formats. The exhibitions change regularly, so it’s interesting to take a look at the gallery’s website to see what’s going on when you go!
It is not really an art gallery, but a museum, but Erarta could not be left out of the list. They have the largest private collection of contemporary art in Russia, with a huge variety of works. As in most museums of this style, they feature paintings, sculptures and photographs.
There are more than 2,000 works and 250 different artists, all from Russia. Oh, like the Anna Nova Art Gallery, they also have multimedia installations, which are very interactive and intriguing. That is, tin art for all tastes!
Anyone who loves photography will love going to ROSPHOTO. Each year they hold at least 50 exhibitions and they go far beyond traditional photographs. The selection of works is super varied, so you will also see installations of video, animation and experimental cinema.
The exhibitions mix local and international artists, which makes the exhibited art even more diverse. To give you an idea of the importance of this space in St. Petersburg, some of his partners are the Goethe Institute and the Musee d’Orsay.
ArtMuza works as a creative cluster, in which several artists come together to share their innovations and works. The space hosts not only art exhibitions but also design studios and fashion boutiques.
As it encourages any type of creative art, the installations are very varied. They even promote theater events and music clubs. It’s a great way to experience a new gallery format and enjoy St. Petersburg’s cultural events!
There’s a lot of good things to do there, right? As the city is full of historical points, cultural tours will not be missing from your itinerary. If you want to see other amazing places to visit there, just read this post 😉