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Solyanka VPA — a project in a genre known in the world as artist-run space — that is, many of the principles and criteria are...
Solyanka VPA — a project in a genre known in the world as artist-run space — that is, many of the principles and criteria are a bit subjective, which doesn’t prevent the curators and artists working on a project from moving in their own independent direction.Solyanka is located exactly where blood flows on Moscow vessels — in the heart of city life, just 5 minutes from the Kremlin, right on the Ivanovskaya hill. All around you can see temples which miraculously survived 1917, as if the destroyer that was the twentieth century never rocked the city. Almost everything is almost exactly the way it once was. Here — as in few places in Moscow — you can see the surviving medieval tricky side streets which are twisted into complex knots making lanes run either down or up the hill. The word «Solyanka» comes from the time of Ivan the Terrible and his Salty yard. Architects Sergeyev, Sherwood and Guerman built the house that inhabits our museum in the early XX century. They managed to complete what the developers required. They maximized the use of space, which had quite an intricate form, and they increased the size of the building both in height and depth. The house is now considered a monument of neoclassicism.