Round table dedicated to David Sarkisyan


From 13 November 2019




Garage Auditorium
Round table dedicated to David SarkisyanRound table dedicated to David Sarkisyan


The authors of the book David, Yuri Grigoryan, Alexander Brodsky, Natalia Dushkina, and Maria Tsantsanogl, will share stories from the life of David Sarkisyan and discuss how they worked on his biography.

David is a story of David Sarkisyan told by his relatives, friends, and colleagues: scientists, architects, curators, directors, artists, journalists, art historians, and museum workers. The authors of the monograph have collected an extensive material covering Sarkisyan’s academic activity and his exhibition projects in Moscow’s Shchusev Museum of Architecture.

David Sarkisyan was a researcher at the All-Union Scientific Research Institute for Biological Testing of Chemical Compounds (1976–1985), a documentary filmmaker at Fishka-Film Studios (1989–1999), and Director of the Shchusev State Research Museum of Architecture (1999–2010).

The work on the publication took several years and involved many of Sarkisyan’s friends, some of whom contributed texts, rare photographs or documentary records, while others helped to recall important or hilarious episodes from his life, facilitated communication between different authors, or simply followed the preparation process with much interest and supported the editorial board.

The book has been published as part of the MGNM Books program. Coinciding with the release of David is the exhibition Negatives at Moscow’s Roza Azora Gallery that will run from November 12 to 17.



Maria Tsantsanoglou — Greek art historian, director of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece (2006–2018). Director of the Metropolitan Organisation of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki (MOMus) and Art Director of the MOMus Museum of Modern Art-Costakis collection.




Natalya Dushkina — historian of architecture, expert on the preservation of cultural heritage, professor at the Moscow Architectural Institute and the Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, academic co-advisor at the “Heritage School.” Vice-President of the ICOMOS National Committee (2016–2019).




Alexander Brodsky — architect, artist, founder of the “Bureau Alexander Brodsky” (2000), studio director at the MARCH School of Architecture (2014–2018). Visiting professor at ETH Zürich.




Yury Grigoryan — architect, co-founder of the “Meganom” office for architecture (1998), director of the educational program at the Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design (2011–2014), professor at the Moscow Architectural Institute.



Free admission with advance registration.