Lecture Cycle: The History of Contemporary Russian Art


From 22 March 2013 to 16 August 2013


Garage Education Center
Lecture Cycle: The History of Contemporary Russian ArtLecture Cycle: The History of Contemporary Russian Art


Sasha Obukhova, an art historian and director of the Research Department of the Garage Center, will give a course of fifteen lectures. She will talk about the artists and show photographs from her archive, as she knows quite a few of these artists.

The course of fifteen lectures will present major milestones in the history of Contemporary Russian Art from the 1950s to the present.
She will discuss the main styles, trends, key events and heroes of the Moscow underground, the artistic institutions of the 1990s and the young stars of contemporary art; the first generation of non-conformist artists, apartment exhibitions of the1960-1970s, the social art and the Moscow conceptualist movement, new-wave art and Moscow actionism, the situation in the Russian art market, and the political art of the 2000s.



Sasha Obukhova (b. 1967) is an art historian. She graduated from Moscow State University in 1992. In 1993 she studied at the Central European University (Prague). She has worked at the Institute of Contemporary Art, the State Tretyakov Gallery, and the National Centre for Contemporary Art. In 2000 she was involved in a working group which curated a permanent exhibition for the Tretyakov Gallery: The Art of the Second Half of the XX Century. In 2004 she became a founding member and director of the Art Projects Fund where she established ACRA (the Archive of Contemporary Russian Art). She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Kandinsky Prize. Since 2012 she has been Head of the Research Department of the Garage Center of Contemporary Culture.


March 29, Friday


The variety of personal styles in the unofficial art of the 1960s. Part 1

May 24, Friday

June 7, Friday

June 21, Friday



June 28, Friday

Jule 5, Friday

July 12, Friday


Entrance is free, space is limited, please arrive early