Art Tour St. Petersburg

July 19 - 22, 2018
Including the visit at Hermitage: July 18 - 22


In comparison with Moscow the art scene of St. Petersburg didn't attract so much attention during the last years, but this changed recently: the city presents new museums for contemporary art, new artist studios occur, galleries are in an euphoric mood to follow their Moscow colleagues in terms of networking and international projects. An exciting moment to visit the city. St. Petersburg show high potential in terms of contemporary art: the department of contemporary art of the State Hermitage 20/21, new galleries, the new (under construction) project New-Holland of Dacha Schukova. Besides there are lots of impressive buildings from the so called silver age too. A time when St. Petersburg has been capital city of Russia and was sparkling with esprit. Less known, though as interesting is the constructivist architecture and buildings of the early socialist decades.

Knoll Gallery Vienna invites the fifth time to the art tour to St. Petersburg. The program provides a broad insight into the art scene of St. Petersburg. Meetings and talks with collectors, artists and curators take place numerously and we have planned some special highlights: we plan to visit a kommunalka and a boat trip in the canals of St. Petersburg for which people of the local art scene will join us. Of course we are also visiting famous historical collections, like the State Hermitage Museum or the Russian Museum.

We will send a detailed program with all addresses and area maps prior to the journey. The guided tours will mostly be held in English, some in German. During the day we will go by metro. In preparation for the journey we will send per email information about St. Petersburg, actual art discourses, Russian art in general, literature recommendations etc.

You can choose a date for the tour between 19 - 24 July, 2018, you book your arrival individually. Also you book the hotel yourself, we are recommending three different hotels. The price for the program is € 240,-.

If you are interested to take part, please contact us: petersburg@knollgalerie.at. We will gladly send you the temporary program, the informations about the hotels, visa application and hints for the preparations of your travel. Preliminary deadline is June 20, 2018, according to available hotel rooms. A registration of at least 9 persons is required for the art tour. All information is supplied without guarantee.