42nd Deauville Film Festival, France
The biggest American film festival in Europe, the 42nd edition of Deauville, has 14 features in competition. The festival aims to promote mainly independent movies. This year has a tribute to Michael Moore as well as Stanley Tucci and James Franco.
Opening ceremony takes place on Friday the 2nd of september with the screening of “Infiltrator” by Brad Furman.
Voices of Dissent: Art in the GDR 1976-1989, Berlin, Germany
The exhibition explores the relationships of dissident art and power in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) through a large number of representative works. It represents the production of an active, dynamic and fearless network of assertive painters, poets, performers, actionists, Super8 filmmakers and jazz and rock musicians who looked for spaces of freedom beyond the reach of the state. Most of them used the power of symbolism.
‘Voices of Dissent: Art in the GDR 1976-1989’, runs until 26 September at the Martin Gropius Bau Museum in Berlin.
Outlook Music Festival, Pula, Croatia
Here come the end of summer festivals! The Outlook Festival is the last chance for those who do not want to miss bangin’ tunes on the beach.
Outlook is the largest Soundsystem Culture festival in Europe, bringing together the biggest names from the most vibrant and cutting edge dance scenes around. This year’s lineup is huge, with more than 100 musicians.
Ivan Aivazovsky 200th anniversary show, Moscow, Russia
The State Tretyakov Gallery
The prominent Russian-Armenian artist Aivazovsky lived between 1817-1900 and left a heritage of about 6000 works. Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery exhibits 150 of them to mark the 200th anniversary of the artist known to be the master of seascapes, (amongst them, 100 paintings and 50 graphic works).
Aivazovsky was an artist of the Romantic School. From Italy to the Netherlands, from Portugal to Egypt and USA, he travelled a lot. “The Ninth Wave”, “The Black Sea at Night” and “View of Constantinople” are some of his most famous paintings.