We are pleased to announce The Long 19th Century, a series of talks prepared as a component of the educational program for the Serenity and Delight exhibition.
Due to the ongoing restrictions associated with the pandemic, the exhibition’s supplementary event program will be offered online. Addressing the audience from inside the exhibition space, our guest speakers will discuss 19th-century Russian art, literature, music, philosophy, and history. All talks will be simultaneously interpreted into Russian sign language.
Videos of the talks will be available on Manege’s VKontakte community and its YouTube-channel. In addition, the Manege team will be working to post all talks in podcast form on VK Video, Yandex.Music, and Soundcloud.
The virtual educational program opened with a lecture by historian and journalist Lev Lurie, entitled “Art for art’s sake during trying times in Russian history”.
Our first featured speaker discussed the official “People First” ethos embraced by the Russian Empire in the early 19th century ― expressed in the triad “Orthodoxy, Autocracy, and Grassroots” ― and looked at how it influenced Russian art and literature during the Long 19th Century. The lecture video is already available on Manege’s VKontakte group and YouTube channel.
More educational talks will follow, featuring:
― Alina Bodrova, Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House), Senior Lecturer at the School of Philology, Humanities Faculty, Higher School of Economics National Research University;
― Arkady Ippolitov, Soviet and Russian art scholar, exhibition curator, and author;
― Aleksey Parin, theater expert, music critic, director, librettist, poet, and poetry translator, author of several books and monographs.
Manege’s educational program partner — Mikhial Bazhenov Foundation.
Media partner for Manege’s lecture program — VK Video.