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Our Land / Alien Territory
The exhibition Our Land / Alien Territory brought together artists from different countries and global regions who investigate in their works the link between space and politics. The main topic of the presented works is the phenomenon of disputed territories, and also border zones in a state of constant instability and open conflict.

«Quickgold» is a story about the origin of gold as a symbol of wealth and its connection to human labor, condition and identity. It is based on daily life of people involved in gold mining and processing in Peruvian jungle in Madre de Dios province, but it also has a broader meaning.

The Mari are one of Russia’s medium-sized peoples. According to the 2010 population census , there are just under 550,000 Mari in Russia. As well as the Republic of Mari El, contemporary Mari inhabit the south of the Sverdlovsk Oblast and the north of the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast (all of which are within the Russian Federation).
The Chuvash are a people of Turkic origins, and they are the native inhabitants of the Republic of Chuvashia. They number about 1.5 million, of which 1 million reside in Russia (according to the results of the 2010 census). About half of all Chuvash living in Russia reside in Chuvashia, with smaller groups living in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. Traditional Chuvash beliefs comprise a complex system characterized by polytheism and animism.
In June — July 2015 Triumph Gallery and All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art presented a new exhibition MOSKOVIA.RESEARCH. 
Initially, Moscovia was the name of the territory within the boundaries of the Grand Principality of Moscow. Today the territory around the Russian capital is a separated administrative subdivision of the country geographically, but the conceptual and actual borders of this region lie far beyond the boundaries of Moscow Oblast.