General Rehearsal is a content-rich, innovative presentation that combines works from three international art collections: V-A-C Foundation, KADIST and Moscow Museum of Modern Art. The project addresses for the first time V-A-C’s new approach to exhibition making, introducing a more fluid, transparent method of working collectively and engaging all disciplines equally. Designed to evolve and change like a living organism that adapts and responds to its environment, it adopts the structure of a theatrical play developing over three acts to be staged over a five-month period. In this framework, the project proposes considering artworks as actors in the play, having a potential agency similar to human beings.
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents the solo exhibition of Haim Sokol — the artist’s first large-scale museum project. Initiating his creative career in Jerusalem in 2006 after he had graduated from the Hebrew University, Sokol boldly asserted himself on the Moscow arts scene two years later and since then continues to actively work in Russia.
Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe (1969–2013), the man of a thousand faces, was a central figure in the generation of artists who came to prominence in Leningrad in the 1980s. His unique talent was the ability to take on different roles, to be both funny and serious at the same time.