The First International Performance Art Festival


From 4 September 2010 to 14 September 2010


Garage Center for Contemporary Art
The First International Performance Art FestivalThe First International Performance Art Festival


We are showcasing Russian and international performance artists in Moscow’s first International Performance Art Festival, part of the traveling exhibition 100 Years of Performance that is curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 and a Chief Curator at Large at The Museum of Modern Art, and RoseLee Goldberg, Director and Curator of Performa in New York.

The Performance Festival - will contextualise the exhibition’s archival and documentary materials by creating an exciting temporary space for live performance and offering Garage visitors the chance to watch, experience and interact with some of the most inspiring performance artists from around the world as they create never-seen-before works in Moscow.

The festival will showcase the extraordinary diversity of performance art, as over 10 artists will present work that spans an enormous variety of working practices which challenge the Garage audience to engage in different ways. The festival opens with Moscow based artist Liza Morozova performing An Attempt to Escape Glamour, in which visitors will be genuinely welcomed to Garage’s space by predictably beautiful Russian models with a warmhearted embrace.


Day 1. Performance An attempt to Overcome Glamour by Elizaveta Morozova

Day 2. Performance You are alive – I am alive by Andrey Kuzkin

Day 3. Performance Sweet, Sampled and LeftOva by Kalup Linzy

Day 4. Performance Shade compositions by Rashaad Newsome

Day 5. Performance Would you like a cup of coffee?, or Burn the World of Bourgeois! by Elena Kovylina

Day 6. Performance EGOBOX by Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich

Day 7. Performance Beauty Line by Aki Sasamoto

Day 8. Performance Volume of Desires, or Various Types of Voids by MishMash

Day 9. Performance World of Spirits, Lecture on spirituality in live pictures (Firegraph) by German Vinogradov

Day 10. Performance 100 Years of Performance in 15 Minutes by Blue Noses group

Day 11. Performance Hallways by Ryan McNamara