Lost in translation

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) presented ‘Lost in Translation’ as part of the Collateral Events of the 55th Venice Biennale. Selected works of contemporary Russian art explored the inherent untranslatability of culture-and context-dependent works in an age of globalisation. The exhibition brought together over one hundred works made in the past forty years from the collection of MMOMA and other public and private collections.The event took place at the Ca’ Foscari University on the Grand Canal.

The exhibition’s design was restrained and made to resemble a collector’s home rather than a museum space.

On the day of the opening there was a long awaited performance by Oleg Kulik entitled ‘Vosparenie’ for which a special transparent steam room was created.

Design team: Olga Treiwas, Very Odyn, Vlada Radionova
Client: Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Curator: Antonio Geusa
Project Status: completed
Location: Ca’ Foscari Esposizioni, Venice
Area: 1300 m2
Year: 2013
Photography: Yuri Palmin, Natalia Polskaya / Interview Russia

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  • part of the Collateral Events of the 55th Venice Biennale

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  • The exhibition brought together over one hundred works made in the past forty years from the collection of MMOMA and other public and private collections.

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  • On the day of the opening there was a long awaited performance by Oleg Kulik entitled ‘Vosparenie’ for which a special transparent steam room was created.

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