Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is launching guided tours with translation into Uzbek, Tajik, and Kyrgyz languages. The tours accompany the exhibitions Assuming Distance: Speculations, Fakes, and Predictions in the Age of the Coronacene, Present Continuous, and Unseen Sound.
Multilingual tours allow for an opportunity to make the Museum and its ongoing exhibition projects accessible to more visitors, particularly reaching out to those actively involved in the life of modern-day Russian society but for whom Russian is not their native language. The language barrier often becomes the reason behind non-native Russian speakers’ exclusion and isolation. The principle of linguistic diversity, which Garage is committed to, allows a step to be taken towards overcoming this barrier.
These tours, implemented as part of the Museum’s work with people with migration experience, launched in 2019, are aimed at the direct engagement of visitors with migrant backgrounds and representatives of different linguistic communities.
The tours will be conducted by professional museum guides and accompanied by simultaneous interpretation.
The first tour interpreted into Kyrgyz took place on April 25.