1 — 12 December, 2012
This day, 1 December 2012, marks the 50th anniversary of the Manege Exhibition. At present this name is shared by two quite different, opposite phenomena. They were the 30 Years of MOSKh exhibition and the exhibition of the Qualification Improvement Studio of the Moscow City Committee of Graphic Artists, directed by Ely Bielutin. By 1 December 1962, the Moscow anniversary exhibition had been hosted for several weeks already, while artworks of Bielutin’s Studio were transported overnight. It was the exhibition that turned out to become one of the main events, which showed the relationship between the authorities and the artistic intelligentsia in the USSR in the 20th century.