The new season of Garage’s Architecture Walking Tours in collaboration with Moscow Through the Eyes of an Engineer

Date

From 22 May 2017 to 30 September 2017

Schedule

Wednesdays and Fridays, 19:00–20:30

Place

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
The new season of Garage’s Architecture Walking Tours in collaboration with Moscow Through the Eyes of an EngineerThe new season of Garage’s Architecture Walking Tours in collaboration with Moscow Through the Eyes of an Engineer

DESCRIPTION

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the launch of the new season of architecture walking tours. Running from May to September 2017, these tours will introduce visitors to the history of Gorky Park and offer a chance to explore its architectural landmarks.

Experienced guides will reveal the secrets of Gorky Park pavilions, some of which date back to the 1920s and 1930s. These include the Mechanization Pavilion—the only surviving building of the 1923 National Exhibition of Agriculture and Crafts designed by Ivan Zholtovsky—and the building of the first Russian cinema for sound films, currently occupied by Garage’s office and Gorky Park administration.

The park’s history has been inseparable from the evolution of engineering, driven by the ambition to make it the center of Moscow’s cultural life. The tour, which takes the visitors from the avant-garde Mechanization Pavilion through the Stalinist architecture of the park’s main entrance and to the modernist building which is now home to Garage, is an exciting outdoor adventure for those who would like to learn more about the city. Visitors will see the park from an engineer’s point of view and learn to understand the planning and ambitions behind its architecture. 

CO-ORGANIZERS

Moscow Through the Eyes of an Engineer is an educational project offering tours, lectures, and children’s workshops allowing participants to see the city from an engineer’s point of view and learn to understand it’s architecture. Top-Rated by TripAdvisor since 2014, the project won the international Competition for Innovation in Education (KIVO) in 2014.

ABOUT THE TOUR GUIDES

 

Maria Nosova became a Garage tour guide in 2015. She graduated in Private International Law, and has been an intern at The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and The State Tretyakov Gallery. She has also attended classes at the Young Art Historians’ Club.

 

 


 

Daria Ostratenko has been a tour guide for Garage since 2013. A graduate of the Russian State Social University with a degree in cultural studies, she now focuses on contemporary art, more specifically its origins and preconditions.

 

 


 

Marina Romanova has been a Garage guide since 2015. She studied journalism at the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. Marina has been examining the interaction between contemporary media and contemporary art, which constantly pushes the viewer to reflect on and problematize the contemporary condition, and his or her personal situation. So why not try to gain a deeper understanding of the objects that you are studying?

 


 

Mila Yakovenko has been a Garage tour guide since 2014 and will shortly graduate from the Russian State University for the Humanities in Art History and Curating. She has co-curated two exhibitions: the YA_MY special project of the 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, and Art Night at the RSUH. She is interested in the relationship between new technology and contemporary art.

 

how to take part

Groups of 5 to 25 people

Tickets: 500 RUB per person

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