Garage Museum of Contemporary Art invites deaf and hard of hearing visitors to join guided tours of the extensive exhibition project The Coming World which brings together historical and new works by over fifty Russian and international authors, spanning the entire museum space.
The group will be introduced to the key subjects of the show The Coming World, such as environmental protection and an expanded conception of ecology and eco initiatives and will have the chance to discuss alternative models of education and leisure, production, and consumption. Along with newly-created pieces, the participants will see a number of historical works which marked important turning points in the relationship between art and nature—from sixteenth-century tapestries representing, for the first time in the history of art, nature out of human control, to Dutch landscapes of the seventeenth century and the development of “organic culture” in the Russian avant-garde, to land art that emerged in 1969, the time when natural materials as such were becoming an equally legitimate medium of contemporary art.
The Coming World displays a wide range of options and perspectives, using which artists, curators, and researchers have made a series of personal choices in favor of a conscious approach to the future.
A dictionary of ecology terms in Russian Sign Language has been prepared specially for the exhibition by Garage Inclusive Programs department together with deaf experts and environmental specialists and will help visitors to grasp some of the key issues raised by the show.The online version of the Dictionary is available in the video course format at Garage’s YouTube channel.