17 September 2014
HOTEL ASTORIA – AN OFFICIAL PARTNER OF MANIFESTA 10
Hotel Astoria is an official partner of MANIFESTA 10, the European Biennial of Contemporary art, St Petersburg’s most prestigious cultural event of 2014. Throughout the event, the Rocco Forte Hotel will be dedicated to the world of contemporary art - entertaining, educating and giving exclusive access to our guests.
Hotel Astoria’s lobby will be transformed into one of the official exhibition sites throughout the city, showcasing “Personal Luggage” from the renowned Russian modern artist, Marina Koldobskaya,
Astoria’s guests will have a full MANIFESTA 10 experience with special rates for hotel rooms; invitations to the MANIFESTA 10 invitation-only events, the official Manifesta 10 Biennial catalogue as a special gift as well as the opportunity for a private view, visiting the exhibition when closed to the general public.
In addition, during the period dedicated to MANIFESTA 10, Hotel Astoria will be able to arrange special introductions with artists and with the Chief Curator of the exhibition – Prof. Kasper Koenig.*
Hotel Astoria has been in the center of St Petersburg’s cultural life for more than 100 years and the partnership with MANIFESTA 10 keeps this tradition alive. Hotel Astoria is the favorite place for many artists of different eras, such artistic figures as Sergei Dyagilev, Anna Pavlova, Mikhail Bulgakov, Maya Plisetskaya and Ulyana Lopatkina.
Marina Koldobskaya is a famous Russian painter and the author of “Personal Lagguage” exhibition. For ten years she has been the director of St. Petersburg’s branch of Modern Arts Association, and many of her artworks have been included in leading exhibitions in Moscow and St Petersburg. Her artworks were one of the first which entered the MANIFESTA 10 parallel program. The main idea behind her works is the “cultural luggage” of the human mind.
Previously the exhibition has been hosted by European cities such as Rotterdam, Frankfurt, Luxembourg and others. This year MANIFESTA 10 will take place in St. Petersburg from the 28thJune - 31st October 2014. *Subject to availability
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