The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center hosts the "Places: One After Another" exhibition, which is the main event of the session IV of Viktor Misiano's "The Human Condition". "In Search of a Place". Home. Homelessness. Travel. Refugeeness project. The large-scale interdisciplinary project, launched in 2015, is held by the National Center for Contemporary Arts, which is part of ROSIZO together with the Jewish Museum and the Tolerance Center and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.
The exhibition "Places: One After Another" showcases works by contemporary Russian and international artists including Pedro Carbida Reyes, Marjetica Potrch, Leonid Tishkov, Luca Vitone, Deimantas Narkevicius, Ergin Cavusoglu, Haim Sokol, Elena and Victor Vorobyov, Vadim Fishkin and Aslan Gaysumov. The exhibited works come into dialogue with the space and content of the Museum, reacting to events from the history of the Jewish people and the Museum itself as a place. Pieces will be placed not only in the exhibition area but will also be integrated into the permanent exposition of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center.
The name of the exhibition refers to the work of the American art historian Miwon Kwon "Places: One After Another". This book is the first thoughtful and detailed account of how modern art interprets the phenomenon of place. And if in the past the art has sought to recreate the images of various locations, now it asks the question: "What is the place?". Philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists and urbanists attempt to analyse this concept.
Unlike space, a place is defined not by geographical coordinates, but by what it means for a person. The German philosopher Martin Heidegger said that in order to create a place, it is necessary "to build, to live, to think". It is created by man and not so much by the literal construction, as through the experience of his thought and existence in it. That is why in order for a space to become a place, it should become inseparable from the person, and the person, in turn, must find himself in a certain place.
A public programme will run as part of the "Places: One After Another" exhibition, where the subjects of home, travel, migration, cultural identity and the search for a place in the modern world will be brought to attention.