Due to the current restrictions, visits to the 2nd Garage Triennial are based on fixed-time tickets. Please purchase tickets online, where you will find information about free time slots.

Book presentation. Bella’s Letters by Boris Messerer

The Second GARAGE ART BOOK FAIR and Museum Night
20 May 2017


The unique publication, which took several years to prepare, is a collection of letters from Bella Akhmadulina to her husband, complete with his drawn and watercolour responses and detailed comments on episodes and people she mentions in their correspondence. An artwork in its own right, the book is also a portrait of an era, spanning about 25 years starting from the 1970s.


Boris Messerer is a Soviet and Russian theatre artist, set designer and teacher. He is the president of the Moscow Association of Artists Working in Theatre, Film and on Television and has designed sets for over 150 theatre shows. He has collaborated with the biggest Russian and international directors, including Boris Pokrovsky, Anatoly Efros, Valentin Pluchek, Konstantin Sergeev, Rafail Suslovich, Galina Volchek, Leonid Yakobson, Boris Lvov-Anokhin, Mark Zakharov.

Elena Borisova is a literary editor and art historian. She works for the publisher Art Volkhonka on books about art, exhibition catalogues, and children's books.

Natalia Bisti is a book designer and illustrator. She has produced books for adults and children. Recently she has designed a number of books on the work of set designer Boris Messerer.

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Free admission with advance registration


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