Sergey Sobyanin:

The task of the authorities - to ensure the quality, variety and availability of cultural values and services. Metropolitan cultural institutions provide new exciting opportunities for personal development and self-fulfillment of citizens.

Sergey Kapkov:

"Culture changes us" – it’s not just a slogan of the advertising campaign of the Year of Culture in Moscow, it's a belief proven through years. Synonyms for the word "culture" have always been those words: "education", "enlightenment ", "sense".

Elena Gonzalez:

Urban culture and culture of a city are closely related concepts. Physical measurement of a city - buildings, streets, squares and embankments - preserve its history and create an atmosphere, in which complex relationships of its inhabitants are unfolding. However, it's also true vice versa: citizens change the city space with their own new contents.

Elizabeth Fokina:

Culture is involved in all aspects of city life and forms a life space of each person. We urge citizens to do a culture with us.

Peter Mancilla-Cruz:

A common space for conflict-free and efficient dialogue about the culture is much needed.

Boris Kupriyanov:

Image of the city is formed not by buildings but by its atmosphere, by urban life, which we call culture. We all consider culture as an opportunity for growth - mental, educational and creative. Libraries, museums, theaters and other cultural institutions help us realize these desires.

Elena Zelentsova:

The International Forum "Culture. Look into the future " is an opportunity to look at the major trends of urban culture, gathered in one place. It is referred to the improvement of parks, the reformation of libraries and cultural centers, new museum projects and many other things.

Anna Nemzer :

City is an area for cultivation, an area of application of new cultural practices, the development of new cultural codes; and the larger a city is, the more complex and interesting experiment we have. A citizen observes this experiment all his life.

Leonid Agron :

Nowadays the sphere of culture attracts more and more attention and takes more and more space in the citizens’ life. It is extremely important to watch this process, to study it and to evaluate. The Forum provides an excellent opportunity for visitors to observe in one place everything that has happened over the past few years in the Moscow culture.

Marina Lyulchuk:

Urban culture - is not something firm and permanent. On the contrary, it is something in constant motion, and it’s in our hands to influence these changes. Museums, libraries, parks should form and foster a culture of leisure time activities for children and adults.

Maria Privalova :

Culture is a system of possibilities. It’s important that every citizen should find cultural offer for himself, that there should be active cultural centers in all parts of the city, that interests of all social groups should be taken into account, that the work with local communities should be constantly evolving.

Maria Fadeeva:

Today culture is a "lifeline" of the city: it is culture that keeps city integrity, provides residents with the opportunity to realize themselves as citizens. Being an agent of rapid changes this "software" that can fill with life even the most strange and weird places fuels hopes in anticipation of the physical transformation of the city and this is always expensive and slow.

Andrey Lapshin:

Moscow is a leader of change in all aspects, including cultural life. Theatres, museums, exhibitions, festivals - all urban environment changes rapidly keeping pace with the world top trends. More creative young people, original views and unconventional approaches have appeared in the cultural sphere; city authorities are open to new ideas and ready for experiments.

Elena Tupyseva:

Non-verbal theater is in constant development and continuous state of exploration and acts as a catalyst for innovation processes in a theater. It is already difficult to imagine the cultural landscape of the modern metropolis without modern dance, circus, and performance.

Elena Melville:

If to take the widest meaning of culture - as an activity that creates reasons and values, as people relationships appeared during this activity – then the culture becomes a basis for the renovating social processes and a key element of the modern city economy.

Viktor Ryzhakov:

Culture in our city has gone beyond government institutions and it is involved in the change of the urban environment. Street festivals, performances, exhibitions, classical music concerts in parks and squares - all of this is extremely important. Citizens deprived of culture due to variety of life circumstances (material, educational, etc.) begin to be involved in the culture.

Kirill Serebrennikov:

It is very important now to consider a theater as a city-forming enterprise and to show its value including for the economical purposes. Changes that have been happening in recent years in the field of theater are well traced by the example of "Gogol-center", which for a couple of seasons has turned into a brand new independent cultural entity.

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Tatiana Ghafar:

Culture penetrates all our life, even if we don’t realize it in the bustle of daily life. Everything that is created by man, not by nature, is a fact of culture. However, more often a person associates culture with the type of those institutions, that one visit in a special attitude of mind after serious preparation.

Mikhail Khokhlov:

Education and culture are fundamental today. Without understanding that the culture is a part of education, it will be difficult for our country to move onward. We need to take radical steps to make the entire educational system to face the culture.

George Nikich:

Culture of participation is the future of culture. Participation is a basis of life and cultural development. Culture of participation ensures the continuity and renewal of tradition, creates conditions for people to be included in the creative work, contributes to the comfort level and variety of public and living spaces, forms meanings and images of identity throughout the country and the region, community and family.



NEWS

FESTIVAL DAY COMPLETED THE PROGRAM OF THE MOSCOW CULTURAL FORUM

18.10.2014

Performances, concerts, film shows with free admission for all visitors became worthy ending of the I Moscow Cultural Forum, which took place in the Central Exhibition Hall "Manege" from 15 to 18 October.

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The Department of Culture will help to implement 12 projects of citizens

18.10.2014

During the Welcome day "Entry points" at the Moscow Cultural Forum the Department of Culture selected 12 applications submitted by residents of the city. These projects will be implemented with the support of the Department and its subordinate organizations.

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Moscow Museum will present development plans at the Moscow Cultural Forum

14.10.2014

Discussions on the future of the Moscow Museum will be held at the Forum with the participation of experts: museum professionals, architects, artists and urban activists.

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Sergei Kapkov and Alena Doletskaya will raise the most critical cultural questions in their talk show

14.10.2014

Talk show "Culture of Conflict" will be held in the Large Hall of the CEH "Manege" on October 17 (starting at 19.00). Sergei Kapkov, head of the Moscow Culture Department, and Alena Doletskaya, editor in chief at the “Interview” magazine, will become the show presenters of the open conversation on the most difficult topics of cultural sphere.

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The future of "Sokolniki" park and Narkomfin building will be discussed at the forum

13.10.2014

Key projects for the development of urban areas will be presented as part of the business program of the International Cultural Forum "Moscow. Live, work, create!" that will take place in the Central Exhibition Hall "Manege" from 15 to 18 October.

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MuschiLo and KamiKatzeб native members and ambassadors of Holzmarkt come to Moscow to share their experience

10.10.2014

MuschiLo and KamiKatze are native members and ambassadors of Holzmarkt, representing a big & diverse group of people behind the project. For 10 years they have been following a dream to establish and preserve a space for queer thinkers and creatives in the heart of Berlin, for living, working and exchanging ideas.

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The reconstruction project of “ZIL” factory will be presented at the Forum

09.10.2014

Sergei Kuznetsov , chief architect of Moscow, and Yuri Grigoryan, chief architect of ZIL, will tell about the development of the project transforming the industrial site into the quarter for work and living. Presentation will take place on October 17 at 17.00 in the Oval Hall of the "Manege".

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The new navigation system on the Forum website will help you orient in the program

06.10.2014

Easy tag system for better navigation has started to work in the "Program" section on the official website of the Moscow Cultural Forum.

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Jonathon Glus, the president and CEO of Houston Arts Alliance, will join the speakers team of the Forum

03.10.2014

Jonathon Glus is the president and CEO of Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), non-profit organization. Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is the City of Houston’s cultural partner, and its mission is to support and promote the arts and culture in the Greater Houston area.

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Welcome day of the Department of Culture

02.10.2014

Open receptions of institutions within the jurisdiction of the Moscow Department of Culture will work at the lower level of "Manege" on the last day of the Moscow Cultural Forum, on October 18.

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Parties with performances and backyard games will take place at the "Market" area

30.09.2014

Three nights in a row at the festival "Market" area at the CEH "Manege" there will be parties with free admission to all visitors.

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Meyerhold Center will present a storytelling about the Frog Princess at the Forum

25.09.2014

The play "Frog" from "Storytelling workshop" of The Meyerhold Theatre Centre will be shown in the Oval hall of the "Manege" on October 18 at 15.00.

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The gala concert of the participants of the project “Usadba Jazz” will enrich the festival program of the Cultural Forum

25.09.2014

The best representatives of the new generation of Russian jazz, who participated in the festival “Usadba Jazz”, will perform at the “Manege” on October 18 at 21.30. Evgeny Lebedev Trio with the string quartet will open the program.

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The founder of the Google Art Project Amit Sood will participate in the Forum

24.09.2014

Amit Sood, Director at the Cultural Institute and the founder of the Google Art Project, that provides users with the opportunity to visit the famous museums around the world online, will participate in the Moscow Cultural Forum.

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Benjamin Arthur Volta, US Independent Artist, will visit the forum "Culture. Look into the future"

24.09.2014

Ben is a public artist, arts educator and founder of the Volta Studio School, a workshop and workspace for youth.

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Free film shows will take place in the "Manege" as part of the festival program of the Forum

23.09.2014

Films about art and famous cultural figures will form the basis of the cinema program, prepared by the organizers of the Moscow Cultural Forum. Film shows will take place at the CEH "Manege" every day from 15 to 18 October.

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Communication with the audience will be the main discussion topic in the hall "Citizen"

23.09.2014

One of the four thematic halls of the professional program of the Moscow Cultural Forum will be fully devoted to the work with the audience, to establishment of the contact with local communities and to consideration for citizens’ interests.

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Jan Körbes and Denis Oudendijk will visit the forum "Culture. Look into the future"

23.09.2014

Jan Körbes and Denis Oudendijk are independent architects/artists, founders of REFUNC will join the Moscow Cultural Forum.

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Theatre.doc will show the play about the downfall of Constantinople at the Forum

22.09.2014

The play "150 reasons not to defend the homeland" will take place on 16 October at 21.00 in the Oval Hall of "Manege" as part of the festival program of the Moscow Cultural Forum. Admission is free for everyone.

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Park of professions and "maturity" test will be offered to younger guests of the Cultural Forum

22.09.2014

Сhild's art workshops, performances, master classes, games, quests and music classes will take place non-stop at the playground of the Moscow Cultural Forum from 15 to 18 October.

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"Night at the Manege" will take place from 17 to 18 October as a part of the Moscow Cultural Forum

19.09.2014

One of the special activities of the Forum will be "Night at the Manege" - a festival non-stop program during the night 17-18 October that will be open to all visitors.

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Vasily Barkhatov will present a new play about jealousy at the Forum

19.09.2014

Musical play-concert "Jealousy 16 ** - 201 *" directed by Vasily Barkhatov will be shown as part of the festival program of the Moscow Cultural Forum, which will take place from 15 to 18 October in the "Manege".

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Storytelling about the super power will be part of the festival program of the Forum

19.09.2014

Performance-storytelling "Songs of Virtue” of Pushkin Theatre will be shown on 18 October, the last day of the Moscow Cultural Forum in the "Manege".

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Architect Mikhail Leykin will create an open space for ideas at "Manege"

18.09.2014

Mikhail Leykin, a member of the art group MishMash, winner of prestigious international competitions, has become a Chief architect and an art installer of the Moscow Cultural Forum. In a large portfolio of the architect – a display design for the award "Innovation 2014” and the 75th anniversary of ENEA Exhibition and a design of "Surrealism in the artist's book" exposition at the Museum of Private Collections, Department of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and a design of Sotheby's pre-shows.

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Laboratory Instrumenta at the Forum will answer questions about usefulness of culture

16.09.2014

Discussions about the future of culture will be held at the special site of the professional program of the Forum, the laboratory «INSTRUMENTA. Art of usefulness" which is headed by Georgy Nikich, an art historian and a curator of association “Exhibition halls of Moscow”.

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Sergei Kapkov told reporters about the Moscow Cultural Forum

15.09.2014

"Live, work, create" - these words were a keynote of the speech of Sergey Kapkov, Minister of the Moscow Government, Head of the Moscow Culture Department, at a press launch with representatives of the major publications related to the cultural forum.

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The schedule of the festival program of the Forum is completed

12.09.2014

Free film shows, plays, concerts, performances and parties will take place from 15 to 18 October on the first floor of in the Central Exhibition Hall “Manege” as a part of festival program of the forum "Culture. Look into the future."

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Schedule and topics of the professional program of the Forum is announced

12.09.2014

Roundtables, plenary sessions, discussions and presentations with Russian and foreign experts will compile the professional program of the forum "Culture. Look into the Future ", which will take place on October 15 - 18 in the Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”.

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The main exhibition of the Forum tell all about the Moscow culture

12.09.2014

Summary exhibition of the Moscow Culture Department will be located in the central area of the CEN "Manege" ground floor and will provide visitors with a comprehensive information about various aspects of the urban culture development.

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Festival market will present the best gastronomic and retail formats

10.09.2014

The most popular pop-up cafes, art gifts, book and museum collections will be presented at the venue Market "Culture of consumption" in the Central Exhibition Hall “Manege” as a part of the festival program of the Forum "Culture. Look into the future".

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Rock performance "Sugar" by Ivan Vyrypaev will be shown at the Forum

09.09.2014

Project "Sugar" will take place on October 16 in the Central Exhibition Hall “Manege” as a part of the festival program of the Forum "Culture. Look into the future".

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Usman Haque and Tom Fleming will visit the forum "Culture. Look into the future"

09.09.2014

British experts have joined the list of participants of the professional program of the Forum: designer Usman Haque and an expert in creative economy Tom Fleming.

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Development director of the art center Barbican confirmed her participation in the Сultural forum

02.09.2014

Leonora Thomson, development director of the art center Barbican (London), a board member of the Association of British Orchestras (ABO) will visit the forum "Culture. Look into the future ".

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Professional floor oe the forum will be divided into thematic sections

26.08.2014

International Forum "Culture. Look into the Future ", which will take place on October 15 - 18 in the Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”, will bring together more than 4000 attendees from 15 countries. Different sections of the Forum will be arranged on two floors of “Manege”. The festival area on the upper floor will be open to the public, and the closed professional program will take place on the ground floor.

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More than 100 foreign expers are invited to participate in the forum

26.08.2014

American sociologist Manuel Castells, the director of the Netherlands Institute of Architecture Gus Bomer, curator of the Biennale for Contemporary Art MANIFESTA 10 Kasper Konig, Canadian urban space expert Guillermo Penalosa and many other experts will present their reports in the professional program of the forum "Culture. Look into the future " in Moscow.

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The ccomposition of the curators of the First Moscow International Cultural Forum is approved

19.08.2014

Program director of the Forum, which will take place in the “Manege” from 15th to 18th of October, has become Maria Privalov, she has organized an international festival Design Act, co-established the agency “LimitedUnlimited” and took part in a series of public discussions about creative industries in the "Garage".

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The First International Forum "CULTURE. LOOK INTO THE FUTURE" will take place in Moscow

18.08.2014

Moscow International Forum "Culture. Look into the future" for the first time will take place in the Central Exhibition Hall “Manege” from the 15th to the 18th of October 2014. The cultural space of Moscow is being actively transformed and these changes are seen by all citizens even those who are not accustomed to go to museums and theaters: the parks are being enriched, pedestrian areas appear, where dozens of festivals and events are arranged.

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