MOSCOW, RUSSIA – EQS – 5 February 2019 – From
January 28 to February 9 for the first time ever the internationally renowned
photographic agency Magnum Photos will present the experimental laboratory
Magnum Live Lab/19 in Moscow. Thomas Dworzak (Germany), Alex Majoli (USA), and
Newsha Tavakolian (Iran) will take part in the project. Nina Gomiashvili will
serve as the project curator. In two weeks they will produce a whole exhibition
at Zaryadye Park dedicated to contemporary Moscow. The process will be open to
all and everyone will be able to track it real time.
Magnum Live Lab is a
large-scale international cultural initiative. In different years the Magnum
laboratories were opened in London and Paris. In the Moscow edition, the
invited photographers will make an exhibition about the capital city. Moscow
residents and tourists will have a chance to follow every step of the creative
process including the editing and printing of the shots.
Magnum Live Lab/19 will occupy
the information pavilion Dome of the flagship park Zaryadye (close to the Red
Square). The Lab’s team will take pictures in various locations of Moscow and
pay particular attention to the historical and contemporary architecture, to
cultural and public spaces as well as to the portraits of Moscow people.
Gradually Magnum Live Lab/19 will be transformed into the exhibition space
which will feature the Lab’s results.
Magnum Live Lab/19 also
includes the training workshop with the photographers and the curator. A
special movie documenting the work-in-progress and various backstage processes
of Magnum Live Lab/19 will be produced as well.
The project is organized by Moscow Project Office for Tourism and Hospitality
Development with the support of
Committee of City Tourism, by the photographic agency Magnum Photos and by
organization Moscow Project Office for Tourism
and Hospitality Development was established by
the Government of Moscow and by the Mayor of Moscow in 2018. Its main goal is
to encourage the development of the Russian capital as an international and
intra-regional touristic and cultural center. Project Office’s activities include the organization of image-building
and marketing events and projects.
Photos — an international photographic agency founded in 1947 by Henri
Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, George Roger and David Seymour. Due to the
stylistic diversity of the founders, the most essential creative professional
co-operative in the history of contemporary photography emerged. With offices
in Paris, New York, London, Tokyo today Magnum Photos works with the most
notable professionals from all over the world who share the values of the founders
and combine in their practice journalism, photography, and documentary. Magnum
photographers cover world events, film people and places.
Zaryadye is a flagship
nationwide park, the only place in Russia featured in the Time’s list of
World’s 100 Greatest places.
Zaryadye is located in the
historic city center and its name originates from the oldest district of
Moscow. The lab will occupy the information pavilion Dome. Pavilion’s interior
architecture replicates the central part of the Russian exhibition at the
Venice Biennale of Architecture of 2012, which was awarded a special prize.
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