Central House of Artist

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The 1964 building at Ulitsa Krymsky Val (Krymsky Val Street), which is the Central House of Artist, hosted French art and fashion shows in the early 1980s, including fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent and photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. The art of Salvador Dali went on display at the Central House of Artist at around the same time, which was a powerful gust of the "wind of change" for Muscovites. The Central House of Artist is a creative space that welcomes exhibits, concerts, drama performances and other highlights. The Moscow International Open Book Festival was held here in 2006. It is currently the main venue of the New Culture Fest, uniting the artists, architects, designers, musicians and film makers who use new technology in their art. The Central House of Artist hosts temporary shows in addition to its permanent exhibits, some of which are dedicated to Soviet-era art.