Commissioner/Curator: Semyon Mikhailovsky
Exhibitors: Studio 44, Metrogiprotrans, Liteinaya Chast-91, Citizenstudio, Studio 911, Arden Vald, Anatoly Akue, Daniil Zinchenko
The pavilion is transformed into a train station, a key element in the history of the country. The exhibition is dedicated to the past, present and future of Russian Railways. It consists of five parts. The Geography of Free Space demonstrates the railway system that spreads throughout the vast empty space of Russia. The Architectural Depot shows both historic and modern projects of train stations. The first Russian Vauxhall in Pavlovsk plays a central role. The Waiting Hall of the Future shows a vision of the development around one of the busiest railway termini squares in central Moscow entitled A Dichotomy of Free Space. Downstairs is The Crypt of Memories – steel cabinets hold genuine historic artefacts and tell a story through lost and found property. In the last section, Aboard the Free Space, a journey from Moscow to Vladivostok is shown in the film Seven Days in Seven Minutes. An endless winter landscape to escape the heat of Venice.