Continuing to bring contemporary art to the russian audience, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art opens the project Open Systems. Self-Organized Art Initiatives in Russia. 2000–2017. Arkhangelsk in the Dobrolyubov Scientific Library, Arkhangelsk.
The project explores self-organized initiatives in Russian art through the perspectives of artists who have pioneered new forms of cooperation in the art world autonomous from institutions and commercial structures.
The archive section, containing materials on sixty-nine self-organized initiatives from fifteen Russian cities, will be presented alongside projects from the north of Russia: Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, and Severodvinsk.
Artic Art Institute is a community established in 2014 to develop the local art scene through experiments with spaces, economic relations, and dialogue with the audience. Art-Angelsk is a group of artists, political scientists and cultural managers that got together in the early 2000s to organize a number of festivals (Terror Incognita, Black Dot, Stimulations) exploring and transforming the local context. Ч9 Gallery opened in 2016 to offer free access to contemporary art in Murmansk. Subyekty group organize exhibitions in spaces ranging from galleries to abandoned factories in Severodvinsk and other cities.
The public program for the exhibition includes lectures by Antonina Trubitsyna, Sasha Obukhova, and Ilmira Bolotyan.