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1968: New World. Performance directed by Dmitry Volkostrelov

Garage Live 2018
June 24, August 22–23


This performance was originally produced to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Moscow’s legendary Taganka Theater and was only performed only four times, in 2014. The design is based on the theater’s interior and the performance examines the inconsistency of memory. Here it will resonate with the Museum’s building, originally constructed in 1968.

1968: New World, by artist and theater director Dmitry Volkostrelov within a , is a collage of well-known and forgotten texts selected in the course of extensive research into 1960s literature, cinema, theater, and music. It was performed for the first time at Moscow’s Taganka Theater as part of the Anniversary year project. At Garage, the play will be transformed into a large-scale performance based on texts from popular Soviet magazines such as Novy Mir [New World]Foreign LiteratureThe Art of Cinema, and Theater, which documented the Soviet sixties. 1968: New World was Volkostrelov's first major stage production, and it keeps its urgency

A sensitive and meticulous researcher, he managed to elicit the real “noise of time” from the surviving documents and to reveal both the era's meaning and its influence on us today.

Director: Dmitry Volkostrelov
Artist: Ksenia Peretrukhina
Costume Designer: Alexei Lobanov
Actors: Elizaveta Vysotskaya, Marfa Koltsova, Alexander Margolin, Anna Khlestkina, Roman Sorokin


Dmitry Volkostrelov (b. 1982, Moscow) is an artist and theater director, and the founder and director of the independent theater post. He has been awarded the Breakthrough St. Petersburg Theater Award for Young Artists in the nomination Best Director three times and was the winner of a special prize at the Golden Mask Russian National Award in 2013. His solo exhibition Everyday Life. Simple Actions took place at Moscow Museum of Modern Art in 2016 as part of the Territory International Festival. He participated in the group project space force design, organized by V-A-C Foundation and the Art Institute of Chicago for the 57th Venice Biennale (2017). Lives and works in St. Petersburg.


Tickets for the performance are 1000 RUB.

 Tickets for the performance are 900 RUB for GARAGE Cardholders.

Concessions for visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 500 RUB*

The number of special price tickets is limited.

The event is accessible to deaf and hard of hearing visitors.

* Please bring proof of eligibility


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