Apple Readings

"Apple Readings", artist's mediations, tea with tasting of apple jam in the public program of Alla Mirovskaya's exhibition "A Branch Which is Named After".

Spreading apple trees in Konkovo, old lindens, spruces and larches of the Neskuchny Sad, as well as Sokolniki Park, will become our species companions in reading the books What Plants Think About by Stefano Mancuso, Pulsating Matter by Jane Bennet, The Secret Life of Trees by Peter Wolleben .

Three reading meetings are planned on:
July 27 in the Apple Garden in Konkovo, August 10 in Neskuchny Sad, and August 24 in Sokolniki Park. Meetings will be held in the evening, from 19:00 to 21:00.

Together we will read the chapters from the books and discuss the important thoughts of their authors, which excite the mind and shift the usual coordinate system between man and plants.

Place of gathering, links and registration for meetings in the artist's telegram channel:

On Sundays from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, author mediations will be held for the exhibition “Name Branch” in the Finishing Shop at the Factory.

The artist will tell how the Konkovo ​​district and the concept of the “garden city” by utopian sociologist Ebenezer Howard are connected, why she chose foil for making memorable “casts” of trees, how she managed to determine the real age of the Apple Garden in Konkovo, as well as many other interesting points, revealed to her during the research project.

There will be three mediations - July 24, August 7 and 21.

The exhibition "A Branch Which is Named After" takes place in Tsekh Otdelki at Fabrika from July 15 to August 28, and ends with a tea party and tasting of apple jam.

Additional information about the events of the public program of the exhibition, registration for reading meetings and mediation in the artist’s TG channel:

Dates: July 27 - August 24, 2022
Address: Perevedenodskiy pereulok 18,

Apple ReadingsAlla Mirovskaya is a photographer, artist, curator and teacher, urban explorer, living and working in Moscow. In her projects, Alla Mirovskaya works with the themes of memory, place, and identity from a personal perspective. She studied at the Faculty of Journalism of the Moscow State Pedagogical University. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art Problems (2015-2017). Participant of art exhibitions and projects in Russia, France, Italy, Denmark and the USA. Participant of photographic and photobook festivals in Moscow, Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York and Los Angeles. Author of ten self-published photobooks. Co-founder of the Russian Independent Self-Published group, a group of independent Russian photographers and artists who independently publish and promote photobooks both in Russia and abroad. Curator of the direction of art photography at the international festival "Photo parade in Uglich" in 2017 and 2019. Co-organizer of Fotobookmarket — a market for author's photobooks in Moscow and the Fotobookmarket Dummy Award book layout competition. Alla Mirovskaya's works are in the collections of the library of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow), NCCA-ROSIZO (Moscow), the Austrian Cultural Forum in Moscow, the Institute of Contemporary Art Chicago , the Phoenix Museum of Modern Art (USA), as well as in private collections in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Great Britain, and the USA.