Public program for the exhibition "We Treasure Our Lucid Dreams." The Other East and Esoteric Knowledge in Russian Art 1905–1969

Date

From 30 January 2020 to 9 August 2020

Place

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Public program for the exhibition "We Treasure Our Lucid Dreams." The Other East and Esoteric Knowledge in Russian Art 1905–1969Public program for the exhibition "We Treasure Our Lucid Dreams." The Other East and Esoteric Knowledge in Russian Art 1905–1969

DESCRIPTION

The public program will help to form a better understanding of artists whose practices and aesthetic systems were inspired by various religious, mystical, and philosophical movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Russian and international researchers, art critics, and curators encourage the audience to explore the socio-cultural situation at the turn of the twentieth century and will discuss a wave of interest in esoteric research and the “extraterrestrial” space in relation to current exhibition experience.

On offer for the visitors are talks, discussions, a round table, guided tours and a live performance by George Gurdjieff Ensemble of Folk Instruments.

The exhibition is accompanied by a booklet in Russian and English with detailed information about the project.

The public program’s schedule will be updated.

Schedule

“The Queer Element in the Aesthetics of the Pre-Raphaelites of Samarkand.” A talk by Boris Chukhovich

The talk will look at the group of Russian artists who worked in Samarkand in the 1920s, including Alexei Isupov, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, and Daniil Stepanov among others. Boris Chukhovich will review the group’s aesthetic program and analyze the key themes and recurrent motifs in their work.

Date
Thursday, January 30
Time
19:30–21:00
Place
Garage Auditorium