The exhibition based on the results of Russia's first experimental laboratory Magnum Live Lab/19, which worked in front of park visitors in the Dome pavilion from January 28 to February 9, 2019.
During the two weeks, three invited photographers – Thomas Dworzak (Germany), Alex Majoli (USA), and Newsha Tavakolian (Iran) – were taking pictures in various Moscow locations and on a daily basis discussing their work-in-progress with their curator Nina Gomiashvili while the audience had a chance to follow each step of the creative process.
Participants had to learn the city in a very brief time – seeing the city as a theatre became the main framework. First of all, they focused on Moscow architecture as theatrical scenery that amazes with its changing styles. Secondly, they explored Moscow everyday life which lies behind theatrical plays. And, finally, they drew attention to various types of urban residents who became the principal characters of photographers' stories.
The culminating exhibition which opens on February 11 in the Dome, features the Lab’s results.
Magnum Live Lab/19 is the first experimental laboratory of the international photographic agency Magnum to be held in Russia. The idea of the Live Lab which has already taken place in Paris, London, and Shenzhen is to open up the creative process of making, editing and presenting a photographic project for an audience.
The project is organized by the international photographic agency Magnum Photos, independent non-profit organization Moscow Project Office for Tourism and Hospitality Development, and Zaryadye Park.