Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, | Gorky Park, 9/32 Krymsky Val St.
119049 Moscow

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Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the artist list and public programing for the inaugural Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art. Presenting works made by more than 60 artists from across the country, the exhibition captures the zeitgeist of the past five years, focusing on some of the most active and influential cultural figures, and offering insight into the diversity of social tendencies that constitute the underexplored Russian art scene.

Led by Garage Chief Curator Kate Fowle, six members of Garage team—Katya Inozemtseva, Snejana Krasteva, Andrey Misiano, Ilmira Bolotyan, Sasha Obukhova and Tatiana Volkova—traveled across the country’s eight federal districts, visiting more than 40 cities and towns, spanning eleven time zones, through geographies that range from the subtropical to subarctic. From this research they identified seven vectors, entitled Master Figure, Personal Mythologies, Fidelity to Place, Common Language, Art in Action, Street Morphology and Local Histories of Art, through which the current art life of the country can be explored.

Exhibiting artists: Agency of Singular Investigations (ASI), Danil Akimov, Pavel Aksenov, Victor Alimpiev, Evgeny Antufiev, Vladimir Arkhipov, Alexander Bayun-Gnutov, BlueSoup group, Anastasia Bogomolova, Dmitry Bulatov, Chto Delat, Ilya Dolgov, Aslan Gaisumov, Kirill Garshin, Genda Fluid (Antonina Baever), Gentle Women group, Micro-art-group Gorod Ustinov, Evgeny Granilshchikov, Alexey Iorsh, Evgeny Ivanov, Anna Kabisova and Evgeny Ivanov, Murad Khalilov, Anfim Khanykov, Ilgizar Khasanov, Kirill Lebedev (Kto), Victoria Lomasko, Artem Loskutov, Kirill Makarov, Taus Makhacheva, Alexander Matveev, Roman Mokrov, Andrei Monastyrsky, Damir Muratov, Nadenka creative association, Mayana Nasybullova, Katrin Nenasheva, Ivan Novikov, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Nikolai Panafidin, Alexandra Paperno, Anna Parkina, Pavel Pepperstein, Sasha Pirogova, Anastasia Potemkina, Sergey Poteryaev, Alexander Povzner, Dmitri Prigov, Vladimir Seleznyov, Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai, Sveta Shuvaeva, Shvemy sewing cooperative, Elena Slobtseva, Mikhail Smaglyuk, Albert Soldatov, Olga Subbotina and Mikhail Pavlukevich, Alexandra Sukhareva, Andrey Syailev, TOY, Zaurbek Tsugaev, Udmurt, Urbanfeminism, Dimitri Venkov, Where Dogs Run, Alisa Yoffe, Anton Zabrodin, Art Group ZIP, ZLYE art group and 33+1.

The public program is integrated into the exhibition through the vector Local Histories of Art, which consists of lectures and discussions with artists, historians, curators, and activists from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok that offer an overview of contemporary art practices in today’s Russia. Expanding connections, dialogues, and collaborations between participants from different regions, the program is intended to create a new network that will grow beyond the scope and timeframe of the Triennial.

Participants include: Leyly Aslanova, Oksana Budulak, Gusel Faizrakhmanova, Artem Filatov, Tamara Geleyeva, Alexander Gorodniy, Sergey Gorshkov, Elena Kasimova, Natalia Matveeva, Marina Pugina, Ekaterina Sharova, Svetlana Shlyapnikova, Konstantin Skotnikov, Sergei Spirikhin, Aleksei Trubetskov, Olesya Turkina, Maria Udovydchenko, Anton Valkovsky and Konstantin Zatsepin

In advance of the exhibition, Garage has developed a web-based directory of contemporary Russian artists and local art scenes. Launched February 10, the first iteration will present information based on the curators’ research trips, according to region. A multi-phase project, the website will evolve into a comprehensive, nationwide resource in both Russian and English.

Coinciding with the Triennial, a second exhibition, Toward the Source (February 1–April 23, 2017) involves an intergenerational group of five Russian practitioners (Olga Chernysheva, Vyacheslav Kuritsyn, Vladimir Logutov, Andrei Monastyrsky, and Kirill Savchenkov) making work in response to Garage Archive. Also, on view through August 6 is The Tail Wags the Comet, a three-story, towering structure referencing Moscow’s eclectic urban landscape created by Irina Korina for Garage Atrium Commissions.

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is a place for people, art, and ideas to create history. Founded in 2008 by Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich, the program of exhibitions, events, education, research, and publishing, creates opportunities for public dialogue and the production of new work and ideas in Moscow.