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MOSCOW GETS FREE ART ON THE BIG SCREEN
The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow (GCCC) is presenting its first offsite project with a giant video installation on the top of Moscow's Mosenergo building opposite the Kremlin. The installation, Moscow on the Move, is running for 24 hours a day until 22 December 2008.
Moscow on the Move showcases works by leading Russian and international artists on one of the city's largest plasma screens. Featured artists include AES+F, Artavazd Peleshan, Doug Aitken, Fischli & Weiss, Douglas Gordon, Chris Marker, Alexander Kluge, Sarah Morris, Pipilotti Rist, Cao Fei, Yang FuDong, Philippe Parreno and Agnes Varda. The works will be seen not just by passers-by and cars in traffic but also from buildings across the city. The project is presenting the Russian premiere of the video work by Russian artists AES+F which attracted such critical attention at the 2007 Venice Biennale.
The project is presented in collaboration with London's Serpentine Gallery and is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine.
Dasha Zhukova' Founder of GCCC said: "I think there are many busy people in Moscow and many of them may love contemporary art, but they may not have the time to go out to a museum. Everyone is always in a rush, so I thought this would be a great way for people on their way to work to get a glimpse of these beautiful works."
The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (GCCC Moscow) Moscow's newest arts centre opened in September this year with a major exhibition by Russia's leading artists, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. GCCC is concerned with the promotion and development of contemporary art and culture in Russia. It is housed in one of Russia's architectural masterpieces, the former Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, designed in 1926 by the architect Konstantin Melnikov. With a floor space of 8,500 sq m, GCCC Moscow boasts the largest, fully flexible exhibition venue in the city. The project was founded by Dasha Zhukova and co-ordinated by Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst.
The next exhibition at GCCC will feature a selection of works from the François Pinault Collection opening on 19 February 2009.
Moscow on the Move
Künstler: AES+F, Doug Aitken, Fischli / Weiss, Douglas Gordon, Chris Marker, Alexander Kluge, Sarah Morris, Artavazd Pelechian, Pipilotti Rist, Cao Fei, Yang Fudong, Philippe Parreno, Agnes Varda