Event:WAR ROOMS – photo project by Katharina Gruzei
Start: Fri, 01 July, 2016
End: Wed, 10 August, 2016
City: Moscow
Category: Fine Arts / Multimedia / Film

In framework of the main project of The 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art


Trekhgornaya Manufaktura

Rodchelskaya st. 15/5, Moscow

Opening hours

Tue. - Sun.

12 a.m. - 8 p.m.



The photo series states rooms of a strange kind in front of the views: war scenarios at first sight which unfold another story at the second glance. Shots taken at Moscow’s Museum of great patriotic war reveal partly personalized spaces among war scenarios of the second world war rotundas. Desks with phones and newspapers, flowers and books belong to the museum guards – mostly elderly women. By not focusing on the rotunda of these war panoramas but on the rear of the room installations, the photographs evoke the topic of staging history in musealized contexts and actualize the current war activities. Benches and chairs in front of the war scenes become bizzare and isolated objects as much as telephones do. The inside and the outside collide in an artificial way. Doors that have been omitted from the painting humorously suggest a potential exit from the war scenarios.   



Entrance ticket

300 RUB –  for one entry to each of the projects

500 RUB – general Biennale ticket for entry to all the Biennale venues