ABOUT
THE HUMAN CONDITION
2015 — 2018
In November 2015 National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center will present the project "The Human Condition".

Artistic director of the project Viktor Misiano – is one of the most authoritative Russian experts in the field of contemporary arts, curator, art theorist.

The title of this project programmatically refers to the namesake book by Hannah Arendt, whose philosophical thought tried to answer the key question of the past century – how to be and stay Human in the face of the drama of History. The idea of this project comes out of the assumption that the anthropological problematic once again draws close attention or, in other words, the Human today once again becomes one of the central cultural issues. One of the explanations for this "anthropological turn" can be the experience of high completeness of contemporary reality, so common to today's world view, and its irreducibility to simple definitions and exhaustive interpretations. Thus the Human – his direct and present experience in the face of the inconceivable world – becomes the initial and the final point of the actual picture of the world. The project combines research, exhibition and discussion formats. Exhibitions implemented in the framework of the project will be the starting points for discussion and analysis. They will be accompanied by workshops, video screenings, lectures, workshops, poetry readings, performative action and so forth.
Among the participants of the project "The Human Condition" – representatives from more than 50 countries of Western and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia, North and South America.
"The Human Condition" project is supposed to unfold in time and space over four years at different NCCA and partner venues and in its ideal scenario will consist of seven sessions, each of which will include a symposium, lectures, master classes and an exhibition.

The project "The Human Condition" consists of seven sections (sessions).
STRUCTURE
SESSION 1
LIMITS OF THE HUMAN
Human, inhuman, overhuman, antihuman
26 November 2015 – 31 January 2016
NCCA

SESSION 2
HUMAN AND THE "OTHERS"
Love, friendship, suspicion, aversion
02 November 2016 — 08 January 2017
MMOMA

SESSION 3
TIME AND SENSES
Trauma, memory, oblivion, knowledge
Autumn 2017
NCCA

SESSION 4
SEARCHING FOR A PLACE
Home, homeless, travel, refugeeness
Spring 2018
Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center
SESSION 5
VITA ACTIVA AND VITA CONTEMPLATIVA
Labor, duty, leisure, idleness
2018
MMOMA

SESSION 6
TELEOLOGY OF THE HUMAN
Biography, destiny, hope, faith
2019
NCCA

SESSION 7
HUMAN PASSIONS
Happiness, joy, fear, anxiety
2019

TEAM
Organizers:
National Center for Contemporary Arts
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center

Initiator of the project and organizer of the 1st session
National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)

Artistic director of the project
Viktor Misiano

Co-curators of exhibition program
Daria Pyrkina, Elena Yaichnikova

Consultants

Madina Tlostanova, Alexander Bikbov
THE HUMAN CONDITION
artistic director of the project: Viktor Misiano
National Center for Contemporary Arts
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center
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