Moskva: urban space

In creating the retrospective, the team has explored how, while the face of a twentieth century city is largely determined by its architecture, today’s urban singularity is more so based on the “connective tissue” that is the public spaces, and the ways in which these spaces have become equally important markers of contemporary metropolis identities.

MOSKVA: urban space will take place in the exhibition spaces as well as the inner courtyards of Santa Maria della Pietá, covering approximately 700 square meters. In keeping with the dissimilarity of the spaces, the segment of the exhibition which highlights the city’s past unfolds with inverted prisms hanging from the ceiling, and photographs of iconic buildings, like the experimental housing complexes of the Avant Garde era, colossal Empire-style palace of haute Stalinism and Modernism’s “standardized construction units”. Staging Moscow’s present architectural conditions, the exhibition focuses on public space, exemplified by the ambitious project of Zaryadye Park. A recreated fragment of the proposed park leads onto Moscow’s future central park of the 21st century, illustrating its current debate on paradigms and re-appropriations of public spaces.

Special Events:

6 Jun

10 am | Press Preview
11 am | Opening Conference: “Between Architecture. Public space and the urban commons.”
1 pm | Exhibition preview by invitation or prior accreditation

  • Open:
    Saturday, 07 June 2014
  • Close:
    Sunday, 23 November 2014
  • Address:
    Santa Maria della Pietà, Castello 3701, Venice
  • Mail:
  • Phone:
    +7 915 148 58 53
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  • Opening hour:
    Tue – Sun | 10am – 6pm
  • Closing day:
  • Photo credits:
    Courtesy of Moscow Committee for Architecture and Urban Development

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