Exhibition "Evening Moscow" Automatic translate
с 27 Декабря
по 14 Апреля
Зубовский бульвар, 2
How did Muscovites spend winter evenings in those days when there was no Internet? From December 27, 2018 to March 20, 2019, the Museum of Moscow will host the exhibition “Evening Moscow”, which invites you to plunge into the romantic and mysterious atmosphere of the evening city, look into Moscow windows and see how Muscovites spent their evenings in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The genre of the project is difficult to determine: this is an exhibition-fantasy, historical, local history, cultural and art at the same time.
The authors were inspired by today’s Moscow evening: noisy streets and quiet nooks where it is easy to get lost. In the center of the exhibition project are modern views of the metropolis and black and white photographs of the 1950s and 70s. The city appears fabulously-cosmic, festive and romantic in the photographs of recognized masters of photography Boris Kosarev, Mikhail Dashevsky, Nikolai Rakhmanov, Konstantin Kokoshkin, Andrey Shevchenko, V. Turbin.
The author’s installations-fantasies of the project’s artist Alexey Kononenko will lead to the lit windows of quiet Moscow mansions, where a traditional family evening tea with a samovar and gingerbread is held. Together with the ladies of the XIX century, guests of the exhibition will go to the ball (there were a lot of them in winter evening Moscow). The installation will present a collection of evening costumes and antique mirrors, which, according to legend, sometimes show not only the present, but also the past, and help to choose the best outfit. The exhibition will transfer to the first Soviet party of the time of the NEP or to a small room in a communal apartment, where all the neighbors gathered to watch KVN TV together. Here you can return to the most beloved Muscovites evening - New Year’s Eve, from the 1980s.
This fantasy “evening performance”, consisting of separate installation scenes, will “play” genuine museum objects, which at different times have become symbols of Moscow evenings. These are luxurious fans, ballroom books (with the names of the gentlemen who invited the lady), favorite books with which our grandmothers spent their evenings, televisions, gramophones, chandeliers and lamps.
The curator of the exhibition, the head of the History of Moscow Museum of Moscow Museum of Moscow, Irina Karpacheva: “We often talk about Moscow from different eras, but, perhaps, no one explored the city at different times of the day. You will not find any monographs or studies on this subject. For the first experiment, we chose the most favorite time, according to most Muscovites - evening. This is a time of rest, when the work is already completed, and a person can devote time to himself and his family. 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. ”