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21 January, 19:00
Public talk, Foyer

Moscow: The Topology of Art

Meeting 2. Archiving as a Political Act
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The Stanislavsky Electrotheatre, jointly with the Moscow: A Place of Art project, introduces a lecture cycle titled Moscow: The Topology of Art, devoted to contemporary problems of contemporary art.
Using a map of Moscow exhibits, and considering the peculiarities of its formation, the Place of Art group (Amal Avdezdzhanova, Viktoria Belonenko, Maria Buneeva, Maria Korchagina, Tatyana Mironova, Kristina Pestova, and Natalya Smolyanskaya) will discuss the systemic problems faced by the contemporary art world. At each meeting participants and invited speakers will discuss specific locations - places of art - the relations they have formed, and their exhibit policy.

The purpose of these meetings is to establish an open discussion among artists, curators, and organizers at exhibit sites about the geography of contemporary art and the dynamics of the changes that have occurred in Moscow since 1986. The group proposes to take as a starting point the year when the 17th Youth Exhibition took place, which for the first time presented Soviet underground artists alongside artists already known to the public. How has the map of places of art in Moscow changed, and how does it look now? How does a place of art shape the community and influence the way you interact with the art consumer?

Meeting 2. Archiving as a Political Act

The documentation of a place of art makes it possible for it to exist on a map. How does an archive design a place of art? What goes into an archive, what is excluded from it, and why?

Participants: Yulia Ovchinnikova, Mikhail Baster.


Tickets: 300 rubles. Subscription price for 4 lectures: 1,200 rubles

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