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Public session of the project Museum Delivery by Gorod Ustinov micro art

23 April 2019


Micro art group Gorod Ustinov, laureates of Garage’s grant program in support of Russian contemporary art, will present Museum Delivery—a portable exhibition/studio where intangible museums are created. The first Russian public session of the project will be delivered by the artists at Garage.

“Museum is something that hasn’t happened yet”—deriving from this credo, members of the Gorod Ustinov art group form a construction kit composed of artworks, materials, and ideas, in order to create their own museums anywhere, and at any time. Using the medium of a portable exhibition/studio, Gorod Ustinov emphasizes its creative method by representing other artists’ works.

Together with the members of the Museum Delivery studio, Gorod Ustinov builds a structure composed of multiple micro installations each time. Depending on place, time, and participants, every session leads to the formation of a unique museum situation.

During the session, the participants will be offered the chance to create their own installation using objects and practices suggested by Gorod Ustinov micro art group, as well as objects by other artists, including Dmitry ::vtol:: Morozov, Ekaterina Muromtseva, Mayana Nasybullova, Anna and Vitaly Cherepanov, and Ustina Yakovleva.


The members of Gorod Ustinov were born in 1986—when the city of Izhevsk was still called Ustinov. They have been working collectively since 2010. The main goal of their practice is to learn how to experience and appreciate space, starting with the tiniest of its elements. Gorod Ustinov’s exhibitions include Microterritory — The Factory of Free Time: Micro Street Art, Perm Art Residency, Perm; Krasnodar Institute of Contemporary Art, Krasnodar (2012); Moments-Monuments, apartment show, Nizhny Novgorod (2013); Micromuseum, Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent (2015). Group shows include: Art against Geography, Perm Museum of Modern Art PERMM, Perm (2013); the 5th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art (2013); Current Udmurtia, Volgo-Vyatsky Branch of NCCA, Nizhny Novgorod (2016); 1st Garage Triennial of Contemporary Art, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2017); Tragedy in the Corner, Museum of Moscow, “Coliseum” Compound, Izhevsk (2018) , etc.  Projects have been included in Russian and foreign private collections, and the collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent. Gorod Ustinov have been winners of Garage’s grant program in support of Russian contemporary art (2018) and are residents of Garage Studios (2019). The artists live and work in the moving city of Ustinov.


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