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Discussion Art Perspectives: Future art worlds

17 December 2019


Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum’s corporate patron UBS present Art Perspectives, a series of discussions focusing on contemporary art and collecting.

The discussion is the second talk in the Art Perspectives series, developed for Garage’s patrons, select UBS clients, and members of the program Sotheby’s Preferred run by the Museum’s corporate patron, Sotheby’s auction house. In an exploration of the future of the art world as we know it, guest speakers will offer their insights on new trends, models, and technologies in parallel to existing cultural values that should be safeguarded and passed on. The conversation will explore the mission of art executed and abiding in digital form, as well as the role of advanced technology (such as AR/VR, gaming, and 3D-printing) that will continue to impact and disrupt the mechanisms of artistic production, creation, and art collecting. More experimental technologies like AI and machine learning will be considered for their revolutionary potential and measured against the possible pitfalls of an indiscriminate use.



Michael Xufu Huang is the founder of X Museum in Beijing. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania. By the age of 24 he had given speeches at forums at Harvard University, Yale University, and Wharton Business School. He co-founded the M WOODS museum in Beijing and, before resigning in 2019, curated the museum’s three most well-received exhibitions: Andy Warhol: Contact, Heart of the Tin Man, and Nicolas Party: Arches. In 2017, he made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and is the only person from the art world involved in selecting candidates for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 USA and Asia Forbes lists. He is currently a trustee of the New Museum (New York) and has been a jury member of numerous multimedia art prizes. Michael also has a deep interest in the field of technology and consumption, with a focus on innovative products and platforms, in which he invests.


Katya Inozemtseva is Senior Curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. She holds Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Candidate of Philological Sciences (2007) degrees from Moscow State University. From 2003 to 2004, she worked in the Department of Experimental Programs at the National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow. From 2004 to 2005, she was a curator at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, and from 2006 to 2011, she was a curator and Deputy Art Director at Proun Gallery, Moscow. From 2011 to 2014, she was Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Multimedia Art Museum Moscow (MAMM). She joined Garage as a curator in 2014 and was appointed Senior Curator in 2017. In 2019, she became the Academic Director of the Garage/Higher School of Economics master’s degree program Curatorial Practices in Contemporary Art. She has written extensively on Russian contemporary art and the Russian avant-garde. Katya was awarded the Caryatid Prize in 2013.


Sandra Nedvetskaia is an entrepreneur. Born in Moscow, she graduated from King’s College London and the London School of Economics with a degree in European studies. She started her career in the arts at Christie’s London in 2005 and went on to be appointed Head of Russia and C.I.S., spearheading the auction house’s ventures in the region and having a strong presence for Christie’s in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan. Between 2013 and 2015, she co-directed Russia’s only international contemporary art fair, Cosmoscow, attracting leading international galleries to Moscow and helping young Russian artists achieve recognition among the international art community. Today, in addition to her Zurich-based art advisory, Sandra is a partner at Khora Contemporary, the first and leading production company to focus on creating works in virtual reality with contemporary artists such as Paul McCarthy, Tony Oursler, and Yu Hong.


The collaboration between the Museum, with its new generation of patrons, and UBS, a major collector and supporter of contemporary visual art, aims to develop expertise and shape a community of art collectors. The series of conversations Art Perspectives will cover topics ranging from next generation perspectives on art collecting to the role of new technologies in a fast-changing art world and the importance of sustainable artistic, curatorial, and institutional practices.


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