National Brands of BRICS exhibition

06 Jun , 10:00–20:00
Ilya Repin St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, 17, Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya

The BRICS National Brands exhibition dedicated to the cultural identity of the BRICS countries will open in St. Petersburg on 6 June. The event is timed to coincide with the start of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The exhibition will be held in the historic building of the Ilya Repin St. Petersburg Academy of Arts on Vasilievsky Island. Semyon Mikhailovsky, Russian art historian, architectural historian, curator and rector of the Russian Academy of Arts, was the author of the exhibition concept.
The organizers of the exhibition explore the phenomenon of cultural identity of the BRICS countries in the context of globalization and cross-cultural communication. Aspects of cultural identity are revealed in two exhibition spaces:
‘The World of Nature. The Country Brand’ will showcase works created by an international team of young sculptors and artists representing the BRICS countries, students of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts;
‘Films about Men, Deeds, Dreams and Happiness’ will screen the most striking films by documentary filmmakers from the collection of the Gosfilmofond of Russia.
The evening reception will include a performance by Russian baritone, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation Vasily Gerello. Murmansk Region as the event partner will introduce the guests of the reception to modern Arctic cuisine, surprising them with its gastronomic combinations and the skills of the region’s chefs.

The exhibition is available until 8 June.

Opening hours:
Opening ceremony: 6 June at 20:00 (access by invintation)
7, 8 June from 10:00 to 18:00 (free admission)
Location: 17, Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya