Cooperation, Museum reopening, and new exhibition dates | GARAGE, June 2020

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We believe that today cooperation and support are more important than ever. While video conferencing has kept the professional community connected, geographical proximity has been an increasingly important factor in determining the Museum’s work during the period of self-isolation. Since early April, Garage, together with friends, partners, and local social service organizations, has been providing essential groceries and personal care products for refugees, people with disabilities, seniors, and families in need. Garage Café has been producing daily lunches for volunteers and medical and social workers. 2,046 food and care packages and 45,102 lunches have been delivered to date. This unconventional opportunity to help local people in such a straightforward material way has proved important to the team at Garage.

We recognize that our colleagues in the local cultural sector are suffering the negative effects that the pandemic has had on the art world. Recently we launched Reflections, an online compilation of commissioned essays by local thinkers, artists, and researchers written in Russian. Each essay is accompanied by original illustrative material (such as drawings, videos, made-at-home performance documentation) created by an artist invited by the author. Fees are paid for all essays and artworks.

We are extremely grateful for donations in support of Garage, which allow us to continue to work and to make optimistic plans for the future. There are a number of options to support the Museum, including membership cardspurchases at Garage Bookshop, and donations to our Endowment Fund.

Finally, following the relaxation of the quarantine restrictions in Moscow, we are pleased to announce that Garage will celebrate its 12th birthday on June 12 with the unveiling of the Garage Square Commission by Yerbossyn Meldibekov. The Museum will open to the public on June 16. Our current exhibitions will be extended, and the upcoming exhibitions have been rescheduled—you can find the new dates below.

Stay safe!

Yours,
Anton

 

NEW DATES OF THE CURRENT SHOWS

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NEW DATES OF THE UPCOMING SHOWS

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YERBOSSYN MELDIBEKOV. TRANSFORMER

June 12–November 29, 2020

This year’s Garage Square Commission by renowned Kazakh artist Yerbossyn Meldibekov provides an ironic comment on Central Asian identities that he believes are in permanent crisis.

 

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2ND GARAGE TRIENNIAL OF RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART. A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT FOR ALL THE PEOPLE

September 11, 2020–January 17, 2021

The second Garage overview of the current Russian art scene is coming from within: the participants of the inaugural Triennial were invited to select the 2nd Garage Triennial’s artists. The resulting project will offer a extensive panorama of the system of relationships operating in Russian art today.

 

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TOMÁS SARACENO. MOVING ATMOSPHERES

September 11, 2020–February 14, 2021

The tenth Garage Atrium Commission is a product of Saraceno’s long-standing occupation with lighter than air movement and utopian modes of co-existing. A suspended sphere made of a durable translucent polymer is as close to a sculpture as to a working prototype for a new flying vehicle fueled only by the air and the heat of the sun.

 

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Some recent updates on Self-Isolation. Indian artist Afrah Shafiq—a current participant of our Field Research program—shared with Garage Digital her thoughts on artistic research expressed through a digital work. In the run-up to Tomás Saraceno’s Moving Atmospheres we have published the The Aerocene Manifesto co-composed by the Aerocene Community. Remembering do it Moscow we have joined do it (home). The new iteration of the project conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist in 1993 assembles a set of artists instructions that could easily be realized in one’s own homes.

 

THE GARAGE JOURNAL: SITE LAUNCH AND OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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To coincide with International Museum Day, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art has launched a research platform called The Garage Journal: Studies in Art, Museums & Culture. It is an independent interdisciplinary academic journal that publishes original empirical, theoretical, and speculative research in a variety of genres, celebrating innovative ways of presentation. On the newly launched website of the journal you can find the open call for submissions for three upcoming issues, including deadlines: Issue 02: “After Crises: Art, Museums, and New Socialities”Issue 03: “The Museum as a Research Hub”; and Issue 04: “In and Out of the Museum: New Destinations of the Moving Image”.

Submissions from researchers, curators, and other specialists engaged in research are invited. Submissions can be in English, Russian or German in the form of articles, visual essays, data essays, interviews, and archival materials. Fully peer reviewed, The Garage Journal conforms to international standards of ethical research.

 

CREDITS:Garage team preparing food and care packages, 2020, Photo: Evgenia Maslennikova, © Garage Museum of Contemporary Art; Monika Sosnowska, Exercises in Construction, Bending, 2020, Installation view, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Photo: Ivan Erofeev, © Garage Museum of Contemporary Art; Sekretiki: Digging Up Soviet Underground Culture, 1966–1985, installation view, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2019, Photo: Yuri Palmin, © Garage Museum of Contemporary Art; Atelier E.B: Passer-by, installation view, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2020, Photo: Ivan Erofeev, © Garage Museum of Contemporary Art; “We Treasure Our Lucid Dreams.” The Other East and Esoteric Knowledge in Russian Art 1905–1969, installation view, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2020, Photo: Alexey Narodizkiy, © Garage Museum of Contemporary Art; Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Transformer, 2013, Installation view, Art International Istanbul, Courtesy Aspan Gallery, Almaty; Mika Plutitskaya at Garage Studios, January 31, 2020, Photo: Daria Khadzhieva, © Garage Museum of Contemporary Art; Tomás Saraceno, Studio tryout, 2018, Courtesy of the artist, Andersen’s, Copenhagen, Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York/Los Angeles, Pinksummer contemporary art, Genoa, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Photo: © Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2018

 

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