Treasures of Nonconformism. Texts for the exhibition Sekretiki: Digging Up Soviet Underground Culture 1966–1985

Treasures of Nonconformism. Texts for the exhibition Sekretiki: Digging Up Soviet Underground Culture 1966–1985Treasures of Nonconformism. Texts for the exhibition Sekretiki: Digging Up Soviet Underground Culture 1966–1985

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Curator Kaspars Vanags and his teammates at Garage plunged headlong into the esoteric and political contexts of the 1970s. It was pretty exciting back then!

Academician Sakharov and hippie Teplyshev, artworks on housework and practicing shamanism, the grim ghost of the KGB: this is the thematic and symbolic scope of the exhibition Sekretiki, which remains in situ behind the closed doors of the Museum. Specially for Self-Isolation, we will upload a text about one of the works on display. Dig with us!

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Here we’ve put together materials to help you get ready for a visit to the Museum or to take a deep-dive into the themes of current exhibitions and programs at Garage.