In January 2013, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture’s legendary Art Experiment returns.
Art Experiment takes on a new twist — running for nearly a month in Garage’s new pavilion in Gorky Park — this year organisers are keeping activities a close guarded secret. Visitors are invited to come and unlock hidden doors to other worlds and see ‘clouds’ as they have never seen them before, when the project opens on 2nd January.
Art Experiment promises to create a unique journey, offering new routes to explore contemporary culture. Taking inspiration from the universe and exploring the relationship between the microscopic and the macroscopic, artists will create installations that help visitors discover new ways of seeing the world. Visitors are instructed to ‘be imaginative, be creative and be prepared’.
The annual event, which began in 2010, enables visitors to interact with art in new and unexpected ways. Last year’s Art Experiment — which attracted over 6,000 visitors — invited participants to take over Garage for two days of painting, sticking, drawing, carving and baking, filling the space with their own ideas and creative energy. Participants were offered a series of surprising and surreal encounters with the magical and bizarre. Work included Martin Creed’s Half the air in a given space and surrealist art biscuits and sensory still life paintings with the British duo Bompas & Parr.