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The exhibition includes paintings by Russian and foreign artists. It focuses on the experiences people have during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the media platform #Moscowstoby Metropolitan Tourism Committee opened exhibition “Virus. What was it?”… 10 out of 17 works that are exhibited in the Northern Tunnel of Zaryadye Park are presented online.

The paintings reflect the experiences people had during the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition features works by Russian and foreign artists, supplemented by descriptions and their quotes.

One of the main themes of the exhibition is the merit of doctors who have become real heroes of 2020. For example, Evgeniy Korolev showed doctors who save patients when the city is getting ready for bed, and Evgeniy Rusak showed how the temperature is measured.

Artist Angelina Ermachkova dedicated her work to other heroes of this year – couriers, who, during the regime of restrictions, provided the townspeople with everything they needed. The project was also attended by the German artist Steffen Kraft (ICONEO), whose work has become popular on social networks. On one of them, the author compared the fastening of the mask with a rope, perhaps wishing to remind everyone that everyone should try to treat the new realities of sanitary requirements with ease.

The Halvahfabric project in St. Petersburg draws attention to the importance of observing the home routine. At the end of March, the artists created street art, which depicted Joseph Brodsky wearing a medical mask, and signed the work with a line from his poem “Don’t leave the room, don’t make a mistake.”

The online exhibition also features “simple landscapes” of Moscow performed by Andrei Lyublinsky, the surreal Gorky Park by Philip Igumnov, the closing of churches for Easter by Katie Meladze and other paintings by Russian and foreign artists in different techniques and genres.

#Moscowstoby – an online project created by the Moscow Committee for Tourism together with the cultural sites of the city in March this year. On its website you can virtually visit excursions, listen to lectures, see theatrical performances, culinary shows, and fashion shows. More than 500 videos are available to users.

Zaryadye – a symbol of modern Moscow, a public space at the walls of the Kremlin. The park has high-tech rides, a scientific and educational center, and museum and exhibition spaces. In addition, Zaryadye has a unique botanical collection from all over Russia. In autumn, the Northern Tunnel was opened in the park – a former technical passage located at the minus first level under the northern landscapes and turned into a full-fledged promenade. Urban décor becomes a natural backdrop for works of art. You can get into the Northern tunnel from Varvarka and from Kitaygorodsky passage.

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