Tatar tradition…

July 7, 2012 § Leave a comment


Tatar traditional summer festival Sabantuy starts on July 7 in Perm. Tatars sometimes spelled Tartars, are an ethnic group originally from Turkey who mainly inhabit the Urals, especially the Perm krai. This year all guests will participate in very  special event – a giant “chak-chak”  (national tatar sweet from paste an honey, one of the most popular Tatar dishes)




“White Nights” in Perm

July 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

The main summer festival of the city – “White Nights” will soon come to an end . What was part of this festival and most importantly what was missed by those people who couldn’t get to the festival for some reason?

“The White Nights” began with the grand opening which was attended by artists from our city, as well as from other cities of Russia.

A heavy rain on the second day didn’t prevent the opening of “МедвеDay”. In the cozy house a master told fascinating stories about the symbol of our city – a bear. Several exhibitions of teddy bears were also organized.

Passing through the territory of the town’s festival you could enjoy fantastic sculptures made of sand.

Luckily, I had the opportunity to become a volunteer at the festival. I got a lot of positive emotions at the festival, so don’t miss the opportunity to take part in such festivals!

“ …And the world will open to you”

May 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

From March 29 to July 15 in the Perm State Art Gallery you can visit an exhibition called “…And the world will open to you” – Naïve Realism of Perm Krai from the 17th Century to the Present. The exposition presents the works of masters of naive realism from museums and private collections of Perm and Perm Krai and also the works which have been directly received from its authors. There are works in the “lybok” genre, otherwise known as “national picture”.

“Lybok” is a type of art to which clarity and capacity of an image is peculiar. A popular print is also called a national picture and is connected with the painted graphic representation which has been spread around in print. Quite often the popular print had decorative appointment.

It is necessary to read each inscription, considering all details to understand the meaning which is conceived in a picture. In works of modern artists this new, unexpected aspect opens on the past of Perm Krai and its nature.


May 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

Monstration – what is it?

Monstration (demonstration without -de-) is an event when many people paint posters with funny slogans and walk in the streets. People usually wear colorful clothes. They smile and sing songs. The main goals of the monstrators are to express themselves and cheer people up.
Since the first of May, 2010, a monstration is held in Perm each year. That morning about two hundred people walked with posters from the square near the Soldatov`s House of Culture along the Komsomolskiy Avenue. Some of them were dressed in funny and bright costumes. Others were carrying balloons and small flags in their hands. They waved and smiled to passersby.
For the inhabitants of our city Monstration is a new and very original tradition and it is a part of the celebration of the Day of Workers which is May 1. It is also an excellent opportunity to spend time with friends and family and to have a lot of fun.

Red fashion in Perm

April 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

By Marie Timofeeva
and Olga Marasanova

IX fashion festival “Red Dress” was housed by the museum of modern art PERMM and lasted from 26 to 28 April.

 Along with smart models in red dresses, jury, dress-makers, organizers and viewers, to my mind strange sarcastic installations of Dmitriy Tsvetkov, however, representing deep and serious ideas, were present. Annually the themes of the festival are changed, in 2012 it’s Architecture where designers have to introduce their “architectural” dresses, reflecting various styles (Renaissance, Baroque, Сlassicism, Modern etc.) “Nowadays they often speak about architecture in Perm. Well, let’s see what it is and how young people treat it”, – says Irina Filichkina, director of the festival. “Red Dress” is held to find new talents in fashion industry and consequently, encourage them. “I am pleased. I like other participants’ works. It’s amusing to watch how other fashion designers’ heads work”, – Natalia Ostanina, designer. Some experts from Russia and abroad, designers, students, journalists, bloggers, specialists in fashion industry and ordinary viewers interested in fashion were invited. Numerous workshops, discussions and conferences with such fashion experts as Irina Filichkina, Aleksandr Khilkevitch, Lyudmila Ivanova, Irina Ashkinadze on the following topics: Fashion as a phenomenon of culture, Fashion ideal  and fashion consumer, Fashion as an instrument of modernization of social relations, Media about fashion and fashion media and others were presented to the public’s attention. This time it was interesting with learning programmes. “We were talking about issues which are not mentioned even in Moscow, but we did it in Perm”, – Aleksandr Khilkevitch, an international fashion-analyst. The invited jury will assess the designers and fashion designers’ works in three categories: “Haute Couture”, “Creative” and “Comfort”. The peculiarity of the festival was the participation of  people with physical disabilities and people in wheelchairs who were much better than professional models in a defile devoted to the category “Comfort”. “There were not just one positive recall about the nomination “Comfort”, it was strong and powerful. It touched and made people reflect”, – says Alisa Filichkina, designer and manager. Anyone could appear as a model at the festival “Red Dress”. On April 26 at the museum PERMM there took place a casting although any girl with not a model figure could participate in it. The winners of the festival will go to numerous exhibitions in Russia and abroad, a Grand Prix of the festival “Fashionable trip to Germany”. A well-organized event, unique, unlike one another wonderful red dresses, original defile of the participants, interested viewers, creative fashion designers – that’s what young journalists have seen from their part.

Art Through a Teenager`s Eyes

April 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

What is art? In my opinion, it is something that makes me think about myself and the world around me. Any human creation has the right to be approved and blamed. You cannot say that one thing is good but another is bad. No one can say so because each person has their own view of the world.

I also think that my city needs such a museum as PERMM because, for example, there are now two exhibitions there. They are so different! It helps one to learn to look at the world from different points of view, because at one exposition you can see modern art and at the other – naive art which I would refer to classical art.

For me naive art is more boring than modern art, because I don`t understand these paintings – I don`t understand why people say that they are masterpieces. I like modern art because it shows us that, in fact, you can make sometheng unique and inimitable even from scrap materials!

By Daria Bogatenkova

Participant from Perm for Miss Russia 2012

April 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

Maria Dashkevich, from Perm, will take part in the final tour of the competition “Miss Russia – 2012”. One finalist will be chosen out of seventeen participants. The event will be held in Moscow. You will be able to see the award winners on Saturday, March 3rd.

By Daria Bogatenkova