David

opening of the exhibition «Negatives» and presentation of the book «David», 2019

THE LIFE OF DAVID ASHOTOVICH SARKISYAN
Opening of the exhibition «Negatives» and presentation of the book «David»

The layout of the exhibition “Negatives” is built around a roll of camera film, once given by David Sarkisyan — the then Director of the Shchusev Museum of Architecture — to Meganom architectural bureau. The film roll was infected by mould and partly destroyed, from which the negatives became covered in blue patches. Yet the full story of these frames is unknown to the exhibition organisers, we think that David would have liked the prints.

In the book «David», his life story is told by his family, friends and colleagues: scientists, architects, curators, directors, artists, journalists, art historians and museum staff. The authors of the monograph have collected detailed information on David Sarkisyan’s scientific works and his projects at the Museum of Architecture. This book has been created over the course of several years and, in the end, perhaps all of David Sarkisyan’s friends will have contributed something to the process.



«Negatives» exhibition opening:
November 12, 20:00–22:00
Roza Azora Gallery
Address: Nikitsky boulevard, 14


David book presentation:
November 13, 19:30–21:00
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: Krymsky Val, 9, building 32, Gorky Park

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