The 4th Eastern Economic Forum Cultural Programme Released
Guests and participants of the 4th Eastern Economic Forum, which will take place in Vladivostok on 11–13 September, along with the business schedule can enjoy diverse cultural and tourist programmes.
“The Eastern Economic Forum is not only a platform for networking and handling business matters, but also for cultural integration of the Asia-Pacific region countries. This year, the EEF Cultural Programme includes a lot of interesting events, and we hope that the guests and participants will enjoy their time at the Forum,” noted Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the Eastern Economic Forum.
For the first time the guests of the Forum will be able to play an intellectual game in the ‘Chto? Gde? Kogda?’ (‘What? Where? When?’) format. Mikhail Skipsky, Master of the Club, two-time winner of the Crystal Owl award and the famous Russian actor and screenwriter Andrei Maksimkov will host.
Guests and participants of the Forum will be able to visit the key museums of Vladivostok: the Primorye State Art Gallery, Arseniev State Museum of Primorsky Region, the Museum of the City, the Museum of the Pacific Fleet, the Artetage Gallery of Modern Art, and others.
Unique temporary exhibitions have been timed to be held simultaneously with EEF 2018. For example, the exhibition titled ‘Map of Russia. Milestones of History’ opens during the Forum. The exhibition comes from the collection of the Moscow Kremlin Museums, emphasizing Russia as the largest country in the world. This is the first joint project of the Moscow Kremlin Museum and Arseniev State Museum of Primorsky Region. More than 80 items of the exhibition will tell about the milestones shaping the territory of the Russian state; many of these exhibit items will be displayed outside the Moscow Kremlin for the first time. Among the rare exhibits is an embroidered map of the Russian Empire, created by the students of the Moscow School of the Order of St. Catherine in 1872 and presented to Emperor Alexander II, and the Trans-Siberian Railway Easter Egg by Carl Faberge.
In addition, EEF guests and participants will have an opportunity to see the paintings by Karl Brullov and his apprentices at the exhibition The Great Karl from the collection of the State Russian Museum. The Points of Intersection exhibition will present the works of contemporary Moscow artists. This year Kemerovo region is a guest of EEF. On behalf of the region Kuzbass art gallery will be presenting art works using ‘live canvases’ technology.
The concert–theatre part of the Cultural Programme of EEF 2018 includes the performance of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia led by Yuri Bashmet, The Tsar’s Bride opera and the Sleeping Beauty ballet at the Primorsky Stage of Mariinsky Theatre, as well as the Symphony Orchestra of the Primorsky Stage of Mariinsky Theatre with the participation of soloists from the PRC, Japan, Korea and Russia.
The Soyuzmultfilm studio organizes the pre-premiere screening of the puppet–animated feature film Hofmaniada at EEF 2018. This is a unique project in the contemporary history of Russian animation; work on this project began more than 15 years ago.
A festival of cultures Constellation of the Far East will open on Sportivnaya Naberezhnaya in Vladivostok on 12–16 September for residents and visitors of the city, presenting the leading artistic companies of the Russian Far East.
One of the key events of the Cultural Programme of the Forum will be the exhibition ‘The Far East Street’ showcasing the economic potential, cultural traditions and tourist opportunities of the Far East regions. From 11 to 13 September, the exhibition will open for participants and guests of EEF. The 14 September will be a Social Day with excursions for individuals with limited abilities, elderly, large families and a number of other special categories of individuals. On 15–16 September the Far East Street will open for general public.
For more information about the Cultural Programme of the Forum go to the official website:https://forumvostok.ru/en/programme/cultural/.