Exhibition-experiment "Dreams of Moscow" 17/11/2018 automatic translate
с 21 Ноября
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On November 21, 2018, the most unusual exhibition of the year - “Dreams of Moscow” will open at the Museum of Moscow. It will be a kind of immersive theater, where the main roles will be played by museum objects. Things will be the heroes of the plots, they will joke and tell about their lives, involving guests in their stories. For the museum, the exhibition will be a great creative experiment, for visitors it will be an unexpected journey at the junction of history and culture into an unreal world filled with familiar things.
“The collection of the Museum of Moscow is special: there are many items in it that show Moscow life in different eras - furniture, clothes, toys, tools, photographs, documents, and much more. The museum is constantly looking for ways to demonstrate them, realizing that the modern viewer wants to get a three-dimensional, imaginative view of the past. The exhibition "Dreams of Moscow" is the embodiment of a creative approach to the collection and an experiment, to which we have long gone. At the exhibition, things will not show their time and purpose, but will find themselves in new circumstances and contexts that are unreal, like dreams, where everything is possible, ”says Alina Saprykina, director of the Moscow Museum.
In the exhibition space there are 13 installations, each with its own plot, based on the laws of dreams, the unconscious, and sometimes even television series. At the exhibition, viewers are waiting for a dream-detective, a dream-melodrama, a dream-disco, a dream-discussion, a dream for a selfie. It will be possible to find out which song is spinning in the head of a toy crocodile from the 1980s or what a lace shirt of the beginning of the 20th century dreams of, how to go back to the 1960s simply by picking up the phone in a telephone booth, or what the old coffee pot thinks of its owner.
Evgenia Kikodze, curator of the exhibition: “This exhibition shows the collection of the museum in an unusual way - through actual art, figuratively, theatrically and a bit surreal. We put the museum objects inside the modern art, giving the habitual, recognizable and sometimes even symbolic things of their time to a new life. This is a new level of work with the museum exhibition, a more subtle and lively way to create it and surprise those who come to the museum. We combine the features of an immersive theater, storytelling, multimedia with classics and tradition - exhibits from the museum funds. ”
Peter Kiryusha, an artist, co-author of the exhibition: “At this exhibition we want to stop looking at familiar and familiar things as something ordinary, but, on the contrary, to pull them out of this ordinary, to give other properties, to make them interesting watch. Imagine what happens if a person disappears and things remain? In the "Dreams of Moscow" we seem to be on their territory and spying on how things behave when there is no person nearby. "
Nelly Vysotskaya, playwright, screenwriter, co-author of the exhibition: “All things at the exhibition are related to Moscow, so in our“ dreams ”the audience will feel a new connection with the city and with the usual things that will appear before them in a new, sometimes unusual perspective. Our exhibition will become such a portal through which it will be possible to “climb” into the head of Moscow, where the past and the present intertwine, and the voices of memories and dreams sound at the same time. ”
The exhibition will include an accompanying program, including event and lecture parts. Modern Russian writers and cultural figures will conduct readings and performances. Lectures will be devoted to the theme of dreams in art, literature, film, science.
The exhibition at the Museum of Moscow will last until March 20, 2019.
The project team: the curatorial group of the Museum of Moscow - Evgenia Kikodze, Alexandra Selivanova, Alina Fedorovich, artists Peter Kiryusha and Dmitry Bulnygin, playwright Nelli Vysotskaya.
Evgenia Kikodze - art historian, curator, art critic. Head of the Modern Moscow department of the Moscow Museum, curator of exhibition projects related to contemporary art.
Alexandra Selivanova - Candidate of Architecture, curator, senior researcher at the Museum of Moscow, head of the Avant-garde Center at Shabolovka.
Alina Fedorovich - the main curator of the Museum of Moscow, curator of many exhibition projects of the museum.
Nelly Vysotskaya - playwright, screenwriter. A graduate of the Literary Institute named after A. M. Gorky and the Department of Film Drama of the Faculty of Continuing Professional Education at VGIK. Author and co-author of film scripts and television series.
Petr Kiryusha is an artist. Works with painting, video art, performance. Graduate of the Higher Academic School of Graphic Design (workshop of Boris Trofimov), Institute of Contemporary Art. The participant of numerous exhibitions of young art, festivals, the author of personal exhibitions in exhibition halls and museums of Moscow and other cities.
Dmitry Bulnygin - artist. Mainly works with video: creates short films, video installations, flash animation. Solo exhibitions were held in Moscow, Perm, Kostroma, Kirov, Novosibirsk. Participant of foreign group projects and festivals.
The exhibition was prepared jointly with the Museum of Industrial Culture.
Opening of the exhibition: November 20 at 19.00. Free admission.