Modern Moscow: The Past and Future

This Google Map depicts the sites of Tsereteli's work in Moscow that are analyzed in this exhibit.

Zurab Tsereteli’s work is found in Manezhnaya Square to the Moscow International House of Music, but regardless of its size or location in the city, each site is demonstrative of the changing aesthetics and attitude of Moscow. Through monumentalizing different people and places, Moscow honors its past while also progressing forward. Tsereteli’s modern, grandiose pieces contrast with the traditional Russian architecture of the city; however, they correlate with the dynamic, post-Soviet identity of Moscow. However harsh or untraditional, Tsereteli’s work has become embedded in the art and fabric of city, emphasizing Moscow’s awareness for its past and hopes for the future.