Public Program: Adventures in “Non-boring” Art


From 21 September 2013 to 24 November 2013

Public Program: Adventures in “Non-boring” ArtPublic Program: Adventures in “Non-boring” Art


Leading artists, curators and art historians take visitors on a journey through John Baldessari's career, providing insight into the exhibition 1+1=1 and the artist's relevance within the history of contemporary art.

John Baldessari Online Guide for Adults

Why did Baldessari burn his classic works in 1970? What tricks does he develop to prolong the process of looking at his paintings? How might one interpret the artist's works in the exhibition? This free guide, downloadable from, and written by Ekaterina Vladimirtseva, Anastasia Mityushina, Mary Sarycheva, and Kira Kheifets, offers insights into Baldessari's artistic method, including his attention to detail, use of text, predilection for irony and games, and reinterpretation of the art of the Old Masters.




September 18, Wednesday

September 28, Saturday 

November 8, Friday

November 15, Friday

September 21 – November 24, 2013

11:00–22:00  Garage Library

Open library

To support the two major events of fall 2013, John Baldessari's exhibition 1+1=1 and the 1990s Year by Year lecture series (designed as part of the Reconstruction exhibition held by Ekaterina Foundation), Garage research department is offering a selection of key topical materials from Garage archive, including books, articles, and videos. A special open library was opened at Garage Education Center to educate visitors on the American conceptual art and Moscow art life in the 1990s. Entrance is free, all materials in public access.
In case your scholarly interests go beyond the open library's offering, you may request access to the extensive Garage archive by e-mail:



September 21 – November 24, 2013, Saturdays and Sundays

15:00–15:30  Garage Pavilion

Exhibition Tours

You can order individual exhibition tours at any convenient time. For prices, please phone or inquire at the information stand.

Free entrance. Space is limited. Please gather at the information desk 10 minutes before the tour.

September 21 – November 24, 2013

Garage Pavilion

School Tours

On business days, Garage offers free 1+1=1 exhibition tours for school groups. The tours are adapted for diverse age groups. Free registration at