Garage Library invites everyone to take part in a special program of events prepared for the annual all-Russian Library Night. This year the program will feature the presentation of the recently completed project Single Copy and tours around the museum’s archive collection.
As part of an initiative by Garage three contemporary artists from Russia, Uliana Podkorytova, Vladislav Kruchinky, and Olga Deryugina, spent six months working on their own artist’s books— objects in a rare genre developed in the early twentieth century. During Library Night, the artists will meet with the public, unveil the books they created and talk about the process.
Library guests are also invited to join free guided tours around Garage Archive Collection, led by its curator Sasha Obukhova. Today Garage Archive comprises 400,000 materials, which makes it the world’s largest information source on the history of contemporary art from Russia. Visitors will be able to see unique documents, bearing witness to the history of Soviet and Russian post-war art, rare artefacts that previously belonged to artists and collectors, such as Leonid Talochkin, Viktor Pivovarov, and Igor Makarevich, also recently acquired archives of Francisco Infante-Arana and Viktor and Margarita Tupitsyn.