"Station Russia" 13/12/2018 automatic translate
с 18 Декабря
по 19 Марта
Царская башня, Казанский вокзал
Комсомольская пл. 2
Gallery "Triumph" and the gallery "Tsar Tower" represent the exhibition "Station Russia". The project was presented in the Russian Pavilion as part of the 16th International Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2018 and is associated with the theme “Free Space” (FreeSpace), which is of particular importance for Russia, as stated by the curators of the Biennale. The questions of space, its comprehension and mastering are the fundamental questions of Russian existence. Russia is inhabited where the railway passes. The railway served and will still serve as a tool for the conquest of the vast Russian space for a long time.
The project is called "Station" Russia "because it is dedicated to the past, present and future of Russian railway stations. Particular attention will be paid to sound installations and multimedia. The stations have a huge potential, and the territories around them are today and will be tomorrow the only free space of megalopolises.
The exhibition consists of five sections, each of which will be assigned a part of the exhibition:
In the section “INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY” a video will be presented (Tanatos Banionis, 21 ’) telling about the scale of the country, about the sprawling cities and the circulatory system of railway tracks - about traffic, passenger traffic, about railway stations - starting from Pavlovsky “voksal”, where they settled down musical concerts, “pleasant relaxation and reasonable entertainment in the lap of beautiful nature” to railway stations, implemented in a complex urban environment.
The second section, called PROJECT DEPO, presents projects, old and modern photographs with stations and passengers, footage from surveillance cameras. The layout of the first, Pavlovsky railway station (Liteiny Part-91 (R. Dayanov)) will occupy the central place. The layout of the railway station in the Olympic Park in Sochi (Studio-44, N. Yavein), drawings and objects of architect N. Shumakov (Metrogiprotrans ), dedicated to the High-speed Trade Council Moscow - Kazan.
The third section of the FUTURE EXPECTING HALL will include a modern proposal for the development of the area of three railway stations in Moscow (Citizens / Citizenstudio (M. Beilin, D. Nikishin), Studio 911 (V. Krylov, A. Churzin, I. Assorov). Artist Anatoly Akue specially for the exhibition will perform wall paintings.
In the fourth section - “STORAGE CAMERA”, from two sides filled with cells with artifacts and installation of forgotten / lost suitcases. And, finally, in the last fifth section, “OVERCOMING FREE SPACE” in a large frozen window imitating carload, the film “Seven Days in Seven Minutes” (7 ’), shot by a young Moscow director (Daniil Zinchenko), set off on a journey across the country to meet with his grandfather living in Vladivostok.
JSC Russian Railways became the general partner of the project - one of the world’s largest railway companies with enormous freight and passenger traffic, a gigantic infrastructure, a glorious history and great prospects.
Curator: Semyon Mikhailovsky
Assistant Curator: Catherine Tolstaya
Participants: Studio 44 (N. Yavein), Metrogiprotrans (N. Shumakov), Foundry Part-91 (R. Dayanov), Citizens / Citizenstudio (M. Beilin, D. Nikishin), Studio 911 (V. Krylov, A. Churzin, I. Assorov), Anatoly Akue, Daniil Zinchenko.
Location: Tsarskaya Tower, Kazansky Railway Station (Komsomolskaya Square 2)
Admission: from 12/18/2018 to 12/31/2018 - free of charge.
General partner of the exhibition: Russian Railways
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation