The «Space for Art» experimental project conceived and realized through the joint efforts of the Goethe-Institute in Moscow and MMOMA is a year-long program that aims to reflect on current changes in the functioning of contemporary art in Russia and Germany by analyzing new forms of artistic practices and collaborations, the developing economic conditions in which institutions, artists and curators operate and these actors’ sensitivity to the political climate. Today in both countries the role of museums extends beyond the preservation of cultural legacy to include providing a platform for experimentation and the creation of state-of-the-art practices. The project aims to develop and diversify inter-institutional dialogue and create a platform free of the usual institutional restrictions.
SCHOOL WITHOUT CENTER *MOSCOW
Date: September 1 — November 25, 2018
Venue: MMOMA EDUCATION CENTER, 17 ERMOLAEVSKY LANE, B SPACE
Curated by Nino Halka, Suza Husse, Andrea Caroline Keppler in conversation with Sergey Babkin, Anna Bitkina, Ulrike Gerhardt, Astrid Wege and Anna Zhurba
A nomadic platform for learning and unlearning together. knowledge from below. self-education. political imagination. pedagogies of freedom, kinship and change. School Without Center *Moscow takes place in art and between people, at the education center of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, in a suburban dacha, in movements through the city, across the walls of institutions, in listening, cooking and dreaming together, in radio transmissions and on online platforms, in workshops and collective reading sessions and in forms that will emerge in time.
School Without Center *Moscow is initiated by the art space District Berlin in collaboration with the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Goethe Institut Moscow.
With contributions by Luis Berríos-Negrón & Paul Ryan, Decolonize This research group at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, D’EST: A Multi-Curatorial Online Platform for Video Art from the Former ‘East’ and ‘West’ (Miona Bogovic, Suza Husse & Suzana Milevska, Marija Bozinovska Jones, Maja Čule, Doplgenger, Kerstin Honeit, Ana Hušman, Anna Kray, Ilona Németh, Katrin Nenasheva, Phuong Linh Nguyen, and Selma Selman, Eva Birkenstock, Ulrike Gerhardt & Naomi Hennig, Ilmira Bolotyan, Harun Farocki Melanie Gilligan, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Lene Markusen, Henrike Naumann, Marta Popivoda & Ana Vujanović, Tabita Rezaire , Elske Rosenfeld, Shelly Silver), Federation of the Psychosquash of Russia (Vladimir Kolesnikov, Michail Levin and Katrin Nenasheva), Paula Gehrmann, Karina Griffith, Victoria Lomasko, Kristina Markova, Night Movement (Nastya Ryabova and Gevorgizova Varvara), Ljubow Sergejewna Popowa, Rena Rädle, Vladan Jeremić & Ina Wudke, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Jana Sotzko, Undisciplinary Learning (Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Anaïs Héraud-Louisadat & Andrea Caroline Keppler, bureau db, Marisol de la Cadena, Feminist Health Care Research Group, Claudia Firth and Achim Lengerer, Frida Klingberg, Ferdiansyah Thajib / KUNCI Cultural Studies Center), Alisa Yoffe and others