Exhibition "Evening Moscow" 21/12/2018 automatic translate
с 27 Декабря
по 20 Марта
Зубовский бульвар, 2
How did the Muscovites while away the winter evenings in those times when there was no Internet? From December 27, 2018 to March 20, 2019, the Evening Moscow exhibition will take place in the Museum of Moscow, inviting you to plunge into the romantic and mysterious atmosphere of the evening city, look into Moscow windows and see how Muscovites spent the evenings in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The genre of the project is difficult to determine: it is an exhibition – fantasy, historical, local history, cultural and artistic at the same time.
The authors were inspired by today’s evening Moscow: noisy streets and quiet nooks in which it is easy to get lost. In the center of the exhibition project - modern views of the metropolis and black and white photos of 1950-70s. The city in photographs of the recognized masters of photography of Boris Kosarev, Mikhail Dashevsky, Nikolay Rakhmanov, Konstantin Kokoshkin, Andrey Shevchenko, V. Turbin appears as fantastic, cosmic, festive and romantic.
Author’s installations, fantasies of the artist project Alexei Kononenko will lead to lighted windows of quiet Moscow mansions, where the traditional family evening tea with samovar and gingerbreads takes place. Together with the ladies of the XIX century, guests of the exhibition will go to the ball (there were many of them in the winter evening Moscow). The installation will feature a collection of evening dresses and ancient mirrors, which according to legends sometimes show not only the present, but also the past, and help to choose the best outfit. The exhibition will take you to the first Soviet party of the NEP times or to a small room of a communal apartment, where all the neighbors were going to watch KVN TV together. Here you can return to the most favorite Muscovite evening - New Year’s Eve, from the 1980s.
This fantasy "evening performance" consisting of separate scenes-installations will "play" authentic museum objects, which at various times became symbols of Moscow evenings. These are luxurious fans, ball booklets (with the names of women who have invited the lady), favorite books with which our grandmothers, TVs, gramophones, chandeliers and lamps spent the evening.
The curator of the exhibition, the head of the Moscow History Department of the Museum of Moscow Irina Karpacheva: “We often talk about Moscow from different eras, but perhaps no one has studied the city at different times of the day. You will not find any monographs or studies on this topic. For the first experiment, we chose the most favorite time, according to most Muscovites, - the evening. This is a time of rest, when work is already finished, and a person can devote time to himself and his relatives. This is a time of romantic dates and meetings with loved ones, music, a long-awaited book, good performances and films. Our exhibition is a kind of fantasy on the theme of Moscow evening, an attempt to “stop the moment” and look around. By the way, one of the ideas for the evening is to make it a museum and hold it in the Museum of Moscow. ”