Katharina Gruzei

Mir Metro


Underground palaces

This book is not yet published, but will be available from December 2021.

ISBN: 9783775750837 Category:


The Moscow Metro is a unique place. With a network of 400 kilometers of lines, exceptionally deep tunnels and stations, and nearly nine million passengers a day, it is one of the most heavily frequented underground subway systems in the world. Katharina Gruzei explored it over several years and now presents an aesthetically fascinating and socioculturally remarkable photographic survey. Ideologically charged and symbolic of Russia’s eventful history, the Metro was started as a prestige project and simultaneously conceived to also be used as a bunker. It was always intended as a place for people to congregate and is still today a living space where social, political and societal tendencies are made legible. With her photo series, the artist enables an extraordinary journey through time and space in the underground of Moscow, a metropolis of millions.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 25 x 32 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 28 December 2021
Number of pages 400
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Anna Bronovitskaya, Valentin Diaconov, Andrea Gnam, Boris Groys, and Katharina Gruzei
Dimensions 25 x 32 cm
Weight 300 g


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KATHARINA GRUZEI (*1983) studied fine arts at the University of Art in Linz and the University of the Arts Berlin. She lives and works in Linz and Vienna as a freelance artist specializing in the media of photography, video, film, sound, and installation.