A day before the closure of the summer exhibitions, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Ingosstrakh invite guests to a free event celebrating the end of the season.
Finissage is part of the program of special events introducing our guests to the most interesting developments in contemporary culture, prepared by Garage and our Strategic Partner Ingosstrakh.
On August 12, all visitors registered for the event are invited on free tours, where Garage guides, armed with expert knowledge from leading art historians and curators, will tell them about the projects featured at the Museum, as well as the cultural and poetical phenomena that have informed them.
Congo Art Works: Popular Painting introduces visitors to the developments in Congolese painterly tradition over the last fifty years. After the former Belgian colony gained independence, it lived through decades of authoritarian rule, and popular paintings featured in the show reflect the DRC’s history and comment on its past and present. In order to connect the project to the Russian context, Garage has developed a show within a show, which examines the art of Chukotka, which became part of the Soviet Union in 1920.
The Cloud of Misreading is the first Russian exhibition of Raymond Pettibon and features around four hundred works by the acclaimed American artist, including zines and materials from his personal archive. Working with text and image, Raymond Pettibon produces works that reflect on a variety of cultural phenomena—from cinema and literature to comics and television—and are informed by different historical and cultural contexts.
Kholin and Sapgir. Manuscripts is devoted to the lives and work of poets Igor Kholin and Genrikh Sapgir. Featuring recent acquisitions to Garage Archive Collection, the exhibition brings together the poets’ typescripts, samizdat publications and photographic portraits, as well as a selection of paper clippings and photographs from their family archives and audio recordings of Kholin and Sapgir made in the 1980s.
Don’t miss the last chance to see the most exciting exhibitions of the summer!
Space is limited.