Approaches to 1917: Discussion at ZOiS, Berlin

On November 2, Andrei Zavadski participated in the discussion "Approaches to 1917: 100 Years of the Russian Revolution". The event was organised by ZOiS / Centre for Eastern European and International Studies based in Berlin.  The other participants included Kristiane Janeke (German Historical Museum) and Jan C. Behrends (Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam), with Gwendolyn Sasse (ZOiS) as the moderator. 

 

The event was dedicated to discussing the exhibition "1917. Revolution. Russia and Europe" at the German Historical Museum. Dr. Janeke, the exhibition's co-curator, presented its concept and talked about the challenges that the creators faced.  Mr. Zavadski, in turn, talked about three exhibitions on 1917 mounted at state museums in Moscow: "Someone 1917" at the State Tretyakov Gallery, "1917. The Code of Revolution" at the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, and "Cai Guo-Qiang. October" at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. He discussed their strategies in talking about the anniversary: the similarities and differences in their approaches to 1917.  Dr. Janeke's and Mr. Zavadski's presentations were followed by Dr. Behrends' comments, as well as questions from the moderator and the audience. 

 

More information about the event can be found on the website of ZOiS