From January 28 to February 9, the winter session of Magnum Live Lab/19 will be held in Moscow with support from the Moscow City Tourism Committee. On February 5, photographers from Magnum will take part in a discussion with Askar Ramazanov, an expert urbanist, on a topic of the art’s place in a modern megapolis.
On February 5, in 19:00, and open event titled “City Art” will be held in the lecture hall of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. The participants – Thomas Dworzak, Alex Majoli, and Newsha Tavakolian, photographers from the world-known Magnum Photos, and Askar Ramazanov, a co-founder of “Theory and Practice” – will discuss interrelations between the urban development and the street art. The event will be moderated by Sofiko Shevarnadze, a correspondent, TV presenter, and producer.
The urban development and the public art as contemporary concepts are the integral components of the city environment which are constantly interact with each other. The participants will discuss how Moscow is developing and changing and which of its public and cultural sites are becoming the most popular and demanded. Thomas Dworzak, Alex Majoli, and Newsha Tavakolian will reveal to the audience the conception of creating an exhibition devoted to the modern Moscow under the umbrella of Magnum Live Lab/19 and will speak about the influence of urban affairs on the creative process.
The visitors will also have an opportunity to see pictures of Moscow taken by the masters from Magnum, to discuss the first results of work of the experimental laboratory, to know about the impressions of the photographers of Moscow’s architecture and atmosphere, and to ask their questions to the participants.
Time: February 5, 19:00–21:00
Venue: Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, 14 Bersenevskaya Embankment Bldg 5A
: for free, advance registration on www.strelka.com
Note that the lecture will be given in English with synchronous translation. The necessary equipment will be provided against a pledge of any identity document.
Seats are limited.