Garage Museum of Contemporary Art invites visitors with developmental disabilities and learning difficulties to see works by over sixty artists from across Russia on a tour of the first Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art.
From March 10 to June 14, 2017, Garage is hosting the inaugural Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, a large-scale exhibition that will take place at the Museum every three years. Working with local specialists, six Garage curators have traveled through the country's eight federal districts, visiting more than forty cities and towns, crossing eleven time zones, in climates that range from the subtropical to subarctic.
They identified seven vectors in the development of contemporary art in the regions that correspond to seven sections in the exhibition: Master Figure, Personal Mythologies, Fidelity to Place, Common Language, Art in Action, Street Morphology, and Local Histories of Art.
The exhibition includes works made for the Triennial as well as earlier works from the past five years.
Tours for people with developmental disabilities and learning difficulties include additional visual learning materials created by Garage staff to enable a better understanding of the exhibition and encourage visitors to actively engage in the learning process during their visit. A social story that can help prepare for the tour is available online and at the information stand.
After the tour, visitors will be e-mailed a presentation designed to help them remember the exhibition.
An experienced teacher will accompany the group in case any visitor requires additional support.
The tour will be followed by a workshop based on works featured in the exhibition.