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Liberating Knowledge: Snejana Krasteva and Dmitry Vilensky in conservation

The 5th Garage International Conference. The Archive: Savior, Inventor, Witness
14 October 2017


Borrowing the title of the exhibition set to open a week after the conference at Garage, Snejana Krasteva, curator of the show, will talk to one of its participants, Dmitry Vilensky (Chto Delat?).

They will debate the specificities and issues of artistic research and the production and dissemination of knowledge in Russia today, referring to case studies from the practice of Chto Delat? and from Garage Field Research, the research initiative that the Museum began in 2013.



Dmitry Vilensky is an artist, activist, and the initiator of the working group Chto Delat based in St Petersburg. Since 2003 he has edited the group’s newspaper. He works in the framework of interdisciplinary team projects in various media such as video, photography, text, installations, and public space interventions. He has participated in numerous exhibitions, both in Russia and abroad. In recent years he been an invited lecturer at leading Western art academies and art programs, including Goldsmiths, London; Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Critical Studies Program, Malmo; Tranzit School, Budapest; and Copenhagen Royal Art Academy.


Snejana Krasteva is a curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. From 2007 to 2009, she worked at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. From 2011 to 2013, she was a curator at Art on the Underground, London, where she realized a series of public art projects. Her exhibition projects at Garage include The Other Side (2014), solo shows by Erik Bulatov and Katharina Grosse (both 2015), and Grammar of Freedom / Five Lessons (2015, with Zdenka Badovinac and Bojana Piškur). She was one of the organizers of the conference Performance Art: Ethics in Action (2013).


Free admission with advance registration.

The talk is part of the fourth session of the conference.


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