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 The PRO ARTE Foundation holds about 250 events annually. Those include lectures, master classes, exhibitions, concerts and conferences at PRP ARTE premises and in Peter and Paul Fortress, but also in other museums, galleries and concert halls in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, Pertrozavodsk, Vyborg, and other Russian cities.

The House Was Here

09.11.2018 - 30.06.2019

The House Was Here

The House Was Here
Group X (Russia)
Vladimir Nabokov Museum
9 November, 2018 – 30 June, 2019

The revolutionary events forced the Nabokovs to leave their home at Bolshaya Morskaya street which is now the writer’s museum. Nabokov never returned to Russia again. According to him, this mansion remained his “only home in the whole world”. During his time in emigration the writer changed over 150 addresses moving from one “temporary stay” to another never the owner of his own home.

In Nabokov’s texts small remembrances of his old home, steeped in personal reminiscences and emotions, acquire a special value. The young St Petersburg based designers used the items from the mansion’s past furnishings and décor – household stuff, pieces of fabric upholstering, bricks, children’s toys – to create an installation that transfers the viewer into the “abandoned room”. These items weirdly inherited by us from the writer, preserved and cherished by the museum, are accompanied by quotations from Nabokov’s writings.

Design: Group X (Russia)
The “X Group” was established in 2016 in the framework of PRO ARTE’s Biennale of Museum Design. The team develops and designs museum projects. Each member of the “X Group” has an experience of cooperating with museums, theatres, exhibition venues including the St Petersburg Theatre Museum, the State Museum Reserve “Peterhof”, St Petersburg Museum of Circus Art, the State Museum of GULAG History, the Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, Alexandrinsky and Mikhailovsky Theatres.

The “X Group” members include Anastasia Garnova, Maxim Greller, Anna Kondratyeva, Mikhail Martyanov, Anna Martynenko, Eugenia Ryzhkova, Ksenia Surikova, Alexandra Tahtayeva.


Vladimir Nabokov Museum
nabokov.museums.spbu.ru
Address: 47, Bolshaya Morskaya str.
Opening hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: on Mondays and Sundays
Ticket information:
Free admission
General information: (812) 315-47-13

Activity Type :  Design
Project:  ST PETERSBURG BIENNALE OF MUSEUM DESIGN

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