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Curator-led tour for GARAGE Art Lovers’ Circle cardholders

26 February – 14 March 2020

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Garage Museum of Contemporary Art invites GARAGE Art Lovers’ Circle cardholders to a special tour of the new season exhibitions led by curators Anastasia Mityushina and Valentin Diaconov.

"We Treasure Our Lucid Dreams." The Other East and Esoteric Knowledge in Russian Art, 1905–1969

This is the result of a major research project undertaken by the team at Garage together with Samarkand-based art critic Alexey Ulko and Russian artist Alexandra Sukhareva. The works exhibited bear witness to the lives, creativity, and personal tragedies of those people living in the Russian Empire, and then the Soviet Union, in the first half of the twentieth century whose explorations were closely connected with a “pretersensual” understanding of the world, secret knowledge, closed societies, and mystical practices. Such people often gravitated toward the Soviet East in search of the truth.

Curators: Katya Inozemtseva and Andrey Misiano


Atelier E.B: Passer-by

Atelier E.B is a fashion and art project by designer Beca Lipscombe (Edinburgh) and artist Lucy McKenzie (Brussels). The duo’s exhibition Passer-by is a project created at the intersection of several genres. It combines shop- and museum-style display cabinets, archival materials on fashion, objects from ethnographic museums and international exhibitions, and a pop-up shop where visitors can try on and purchase clothes made by the atelier.

Curators: Daria Bobrenko, Valentin Diaconov, and Oxana Polyakova


Monika Sosnowska. Exercises in Construction, Bending

Monika Sosnowska, the latest artist to produce a Garage Atrium Commission, is best known as a sculptor and installation artist whose work reconsiders the achievements of twentieth-century architecture. In her installation for Garage, Sosnowska remains faithful to her theme: the hyperboloid grid structure of a landmark constructivist building—a style which once embodied technology, durability, and economical design—is bent in half, toppled, and crammed into the Museum’s atrium.

Curator: Anastasia Mityushina


Sekretiki: Digging Up Soviet Underground Culture, 1966–1985

Based on Garage Archive Collection, this project by Riga-based curator Kaspars Vanags explores the human passion for mystery and ritualized secrets. Archive materials are presented within a rich socio-historical context reconstructed through works found in various public and private collections.

Curator: Kaspars Vanags in collaboration with Valentin Diaconov, Andrey Misiano, and Sasha Obukhova, Garage curators


GARAGE Art Lovers’ Circle card is an opportunity to support the Museum and receive invitations to special events, curator-led tours, and buy new Garage publications, along with mention on Garage website. More information about GARAGE card is available at the information stand and on our website.

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