"Dear Muscovites and guests of the capital" Automatic translate
с 1 Марта
по 12 Мая
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From March 1 to May 12, the exhibition “Dear Muscovites and guests of the capital” will be held at the Gilyarovsky Center, a branch of the Museum of Moscow. This project is an experience of artistic rethinking of such an important phenomenon for a big city as migration.
To present the most diverse aspects of such spatial mobility, the exhibition will combine interactive installations and research results; items from the museum collection and modern stories of the inhabitants of Moscow, told by themselves; works created by contemporary artists on the topic of migration.
Moscow is a multi-ethnic city. Migration is an integral part of its history and modernity. From the very beginning of the existence of Moscow, at each stage of its development there were “visitors”, whom the locals perceived as “strangers,” but their descendants poured into the life of the city, becoming “their own people”. Today in the city we can trace the historical “traces” of the migration and residence of various ethnic groups in the street names: Armenian Lane, Bolshaya and Malaya Gruzinskaya Streets, Maroseyka, Khiva Street and many others have not retained their name. The historical part of the exhibition will tell about this.
Exhibition curator Polina Zhurakovskaya: “In the Museum of Moscow, non-resident and foreign cultural influence can be traced through the collection. These are Moscow family albums storing photographs of loved ones from distant native places; the unique service of the princes of Georgia, telling a truly detective story of both the clan and the dishes themselves; autographs, personal belongings, photographs and paintings of famous Muscovites, for whom Moscow has become, though not a native, but expensive and beloved city - for example, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Reingold Glier and even the most famous Moscow scholars Pyotr Vasilyevich Sytin, Vladimir Alekseevich Gilyarovsky, Apollinar Mikhailovich Vasnetsov. The Museum of Moscow houses a large private collection of the Bakhrushins, descended from the Kasimov Tatar Bakhrush. But Alexander Alekseevich Bakhrushin is one of 26 honorary citizens of Moscow, and perhaps the most active Muscovite on this list. ”
The modern part of the exhibition is migration and urban dynamics through the eyes of today’s city residents. A “living story” of real people, our contemporaries, who at different times moved to Moscow, will be presented here.
The curator of the exhibition, Maria Sakirko: “Arriving in Moscow, each in his own way builds relations with the new space - now growing into it, then moving away from it. Migration blurs the image of the house, which turns out to be both “there” and “here”, contains both the past, the present, and the expectation of the future, is filled on the one hand with the influence of the metropolis, and on the other, it preserves the elements of traditional cuisine, clothes, objects religious and family rituals. Time continuously redefines these relationships and relationships: it transforms the memory of the hometown and the once familiar environment, while changing the perception of a new space - Moscow - and in a new way placing emphasis in it. ”
About how the migration process works, what characterizes the life and daily life of labor migrants in Moscow and what practices of migrant integration are possible in the metropolis, is a separate section of the exhibition prepared by the Center for Migration and Ethnicity Studies. Section curators - Evgeny Varshaver, Anna Rocheva, Natalia Ivanova.
The videos presented at the exhibition were prepared with the support of Storytel.
A parallel program has also been prepared for the exhibition:
- Discussions on current issues related to the topic of migration;
- The performance "Akyn Opera" (dir. V. Lisovsky);
- Scientific conference "North-East of Moscow: ethno-confessional mosaic" (the curator of the conference is historian Marat Safarov);
- A series of workshops on creating an animated cartoon based on the book "Tell me" Hello "by Alexei Oleinikov;
- Each week, one of the curators of the exhibition, Polina Zhurakovskaya, will conduct a curatorial tour of the exhibition.
The project "Dear Muscovites and guests of the capital" will coincide with the extensive excursion festival "Ethnic Moscow".
A series of excursions will be conducted by specialists from the Museum of Moscow and invited researchers from Moscow ethnic communities. Maria Kalish, a Moscow scholar, a descendant of an old German family, an employee of the Museum of Moscow, will talk about different faiths in the capital - from descendants of Protestant Germans to representatives of the Armenian church and Muslims. The historian, candidate of pedagogical sciences, life researcher of the Moscow Tatar community Marat Safarov will take to the Tatar settlement in the East Zamoskvorechye. In the Georgian settlement, the excursion participants take a walk with Maria Nikitina, a historian, researcher at the Museum of Moscow. The Jewish world of Moscow can be explored with Arthur Klempert, a specialist in the history of the Moscow Jewish community. Those wishing to see Moscow Little Russia can join the excursion of the Moscow-based historian Pavel Hnilorybov. Finally, the festival will be completed by a virtual walk “Poles in Moscow” at the Gilyarovskiy Center, to which participants will be invited by a Moscow scholar, creator of the ProguloShnaya project and Gilyarovsky.ru website Oleg Vasilik.
You can learn more about the schedule of the accompanying program and the content of the excursions on the Moscow Museum website.
The exhibition is conceived as mobile and mobile, so after the Gilyarovsky Center, perhaps it will go on a trip to other venues and cities.
Opening of the exhibition on February 28 at 19.00. Free admission.