One of the greatest art events in Second Life's history will open today at 1:00 PM SLT, the Golden Age of the Russian Avant Garde, at the Linden Endowment for the arts.
The event, which is part of a comprehensive exhibit that is taking place at the Manege Museum in Moscow, and is funded by the Russian Government, will be simultaneously broadcast in Moscow.
The Russian Avant Garde covers the period of incredible creativity in Russia from 1890 - 1950 that coincided with the Russian Revolution, and the rise of tremendous Russian creativity in the fine arts, ballet, and classical music. The exhibit in Second Life take great advantage of virtual reality that will let you experience avant-garde first hand in the guise of a surrealistic avatar (given away at the event), examples of which I show below.
I visited the exhibit last night. I was blown away at the sophistication and staging of the event. I am not prone to exaggeration, but in my 7 years in Second Life, I have never been as impressed with any art event as I have with this one. It is that good, and I highly recommend a visit.
(Note: All these links give a good overview of this large exhibit)
New World Notes
The Menage Museum (information on the real world event)
Linden Endowment of the Arts:
A Russian News Segment on the Project can be seen at:
There are a wide range of very well designed surrealistic avatars available at no cost to wear at the exhibit by Alpha Auer. I show three below. You can get these as you arrive.
Bryn Oh art in the exhibit - Machinima by Sophia Yates