February 2-4, 2018

First International Open Art Festival to be held in Moscow

This is the first event of its kind in Moscow. Open Art is art that is liberated in every sense, where authors are free of stereotypical thinking, fears or false shame, unrestrained in their creativity.

Open Art is a new open format, with various types, genres, themes and forms of art displayed in a shared space. Paintings, documentary and art photography, installations, performances, workshops, documentary films and art as well as public service videos are there for visitors to experience.

Throughout the Festival the authors will be using the universal language of art to converse with visitors about freedom and rights, the courage to be yourself and being able to accept yourself, about the importance and ability to accept others, about human dignity and respect for one another.

The Festival is open to everyone regardless of their faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality and outlook on life. Unfortunately, due to the restrictions imposed by Russian law, we are unable to provide entry to visitors under the age of 18.

Festival opening times:

February 2, Friday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

February 3, Saturday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

February 4, Sunday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Open Art Festival is held by the Moscow Community Centre with the support of the Swedish Institute and Civil Rights Defenders, the international human rights organisation.

The Moscow Community Centre was created in December 2015 and is a site for LGBT+ initiatives. MCC is a platform for various educational, awareness-raising, creative projects aimed at supporting the LGBT community of the Moscow area. As a non-profit organisation MCC brings together local activists, offers solutions and contributes to the achievement of the aims of the LGBT community.

For further enquiry please contact: openart.moscow@gmail.com