In fall 2019, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will take part in the non-profit program of the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, presenting Garage Archive Collection and the international project Russian Art Archive Network (RAAN).
The Garage booth at Cosmoscow is a loose reconstruction of Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe’s apartment on Zubovsky Boulevard, where the artist’s photo series Barbie was created for the show Barbizona (2005) at RuArts Gallery, Moscow. The core of the exhibition comprises items selected from Mamyshev-Monroe’s archive, which is part of Garage Archive Collection, including make-up, elements of costumes, articles, and exhibition invitations. Also on display will be video documentation of the Moscow and St. Petersburg art scenes and events the artist took part in.
The project will show how archives are created and developed, and how a single event from an artist’s life can be integrated into the matrix of historical facts and phenomena.
Garage Bookshop will also be present at Cosmoscow 2019, with a selection of exhibition catalogues, books on modern and contemporary art, photography, fashion, design, and architecture by top international publishers, including Thames & Hudson, Taschen, Hatje Cantz, Rizzoli, Prestel, and Phaidon, as well as books published as part of the Museum’s joint program with Ad Marginem Press. The Bookshop will also stock souvenirs produced for exhibitions at Garage, the Museum’s branded clothing line, and gifts created especially for Cosmoscow.
The organizers of Cosmoscow 2019 have kindly agreed to donate 5% of ticket income to Garage Endowment Fund.