Looking at details and exploring the diverse mediums and activities invented by the Belgian conceptual artist will form the basis of the public program accompanying his retrospective Marcel Broodthaers. Poetry and images.
Composed of lectures on Marcel Broodthaers' poetry, art, film, and curatorial strategies, the public program studies the historic and cultural contexts of the legendary Belgian artist’s practice and a variety of particular items and phenomena that informed it.
The October to February workshops will acquaint participants with the principles of Broodthaers’ verbal and visual poetry, experimental films, and installations, and will enable them to realize their own ideas in individual or group projects.
Natalya Smolyanskaya’s cycle of seminars Institutional Critique in Contemporary Art is set to help the audience analyze paradigmatic texts written by important artists and thinkers of the time, such as Robert Smithson, Daniel Buren, Julio Le Parc, Guy Debord, Andrea Fraser, Hito Steyerl, The Yes Men, and of course, Marcel Broodthaers himself.
For children and teenagers, Garage has developed guided tours around the exhibition adapted for each age group, as well as workshops delivered by the Museum’s educators. Family Auditorium lectures that will explain and illustrate the term “conceptual art”, and there will be a quest through the exhibition for the whole family.
Audio guides in Russian and English will be available at the information stand.