Concept originator and project director: Alexei Novoselov
Curators: Diana Dzhangveladze, Maria Doronina
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
19.12.2019 — 13.09.2020
Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) is one of the leading art institutions in the metropolis. Founded in 1999, it possesses an extensive collection of works from the 20th to 21st centuries. The large-scale exhibition project “MMOMA 99/19” was prepared to mark the museum’s twentieth anniversary. For this, twenty invited curators from various fields of culture and science — from directors and musicians to doctors, scientists and restaurateurs — joined the institution’s full-time employees in the task. These curators were given the opportunity to work with the museum’s collection, using it as the base on which to create their own sections of the exhibition, thematically related to their professional activity. The exhibition thus featured works referencing philosophy, music, dance, travel, fashion, gastronomy, and sports. The writer Vladimir Sorokin compiled a selection of literature-centred works by Moscow conceptualist artists, while TV presenter Andrei Malakhov turned to images of television in the works of contemporary artists, and the director Kirill Serebrennikov presented contemporary art as a field of conflict between creative thought and everyday life.