Pedagogical Poem: The Archive of the Future Museum of History
A fascinating project involving art, history, and literature. Pedagogical Poem is an interdisciplinary research program and exhibition conceived by Arseny Zhilyaev and Ilya Budraitskis and organized by the V-A-C Foundation. This unique project bridges history, contemporary art, and pedagogy. It originated from a series of over 100 lectures and seminars conducted by Russian and international artists, historians, and cultural theorists at the Presnya Historical Memorial Museum, Moscow, from March to November 2012.The project culminated in the exhibition The Archive of the Future Museum of History devised by a group of participants at the Pedagogical Poem series and presented at the museum as the outcome of the educational program and independent archival research work carried out there.
Ilya Budraitskis is an artist, theorist, and historian. Born in Moscow, he studied in the History Department at the Russian Academy of Education, and since 2009 he has been a graduate student in the Institute of General History at the Russian Academy of Sciences. Since 2010, he has been on the editorial board of Moscow Art Magazine.
Arseniy Zhilyaev is an artist, curator, and contemporary art theorist. Born in Voronezh, he was educated at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow, and at the Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden. He has been on the editorial board of Moscow Art Magazine since 2010, and was awarded the Innovation and Soratnik contemporary art prizes.