Elizaveta Likhacheva, director of the Schusev Museum of Architecture, urged her colleagues “not to succumb to false ethics and not to cancel events in the field of art.”
“Even during the most terrible and difficult trials, art was and remains one of the few phenomena in our lives that allows not only to survive terrible times, but also to preserve a person,” she said in an interview with Izvestia.
According to the director of the museum, if society begins to abandon art, people will finally turn into animals, lose the ability to talk to each other, and the consequences will be truly terrible.
“In no case should we refuse to open exhibitions, stop working on new projects,” Likhacheva stressed.
Special operation on Ukraine reflected on the performances of Russian artists abroad and the activities of their foreign colleagues in Russia.
So, the Bolshoi Theater canceled the tour in London. Choreographer Laurent Iller left the post of Khudruk at MAMT under pressure from the French embassy. At the same time, the Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato is preparing two premieres at the Mikhailovsky Theater. And the Zurich Opera did not want to terminate the contract with Anna Netrebko.
Russian cultural institutions continue to work – Oleg Tabakov Theater on March 4 gives a charity performance in support of the people of DPR and LPR, and the Museum of Architecture on March 2 will open an exhibition by Valery Koshlyakov DOMUS MAXIMA.
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