Public program of the show Present Continuous


From 26 March 2021 to 8 August 2021


Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Public program of the show <i>Present Continuous</i>Public program of the show <i>Present Continuous</i>


Talks, discussions, and other events within the public program suggest analyzing the various aspects of “non-realization” from the viewpoint of curators, artists, and cultural institutions. 

All events within the public program accompanying the show Present Continuous approach the theme of cancellations and “non-implementation.” Why do some plans end up unrealized? Artists, researchers, and curators will discuss how economic factors, political censorship as well as various institutional imperfections lead to the abolition of ideas and plans, thereby defining our current reality; they will examine what it means to experience cancellations in work and creative practice while also touching on the role of women’s art within the current institutional system in Russia.

Free guided tours introducing the history of the Museum’s collection and its role in preparing the ongoing show will run in Garage Archive.


Artist talk: Peter Belyi

Peter Belyi, whose work is featured in the exhibition Present Continuous, will speak about the history of the underground art scene in Leningrad and St. Petersburg, Gazanevsky culture, and his own projects.

Friday, April 9
Garage Auditorium