Handmade Future

Date

From 8 June 2018 to 2 September 2018

Hours

11:00–22:00

Handmade Future is an interactive installation created by Garage Teens Team together with the Museum’s designers, which shows visitors a museum of the future as imagined by today’s young people.

In creating this project, Garage Teens Team—a group of high school pupils and university students—aimed to identify concepts, technologies, and discoveries that will alter both art and the everyday life of cultural institutions and their employees in the future. The group also looked at how they might transform interaction with museum visitors and improve institutions’ overall performance, which could change beyond recognition. The utopian dreams of Teens Team take the form of diverse objects, images, texts, and games incorporated in the giant organism of a single installation.

Garage Teens Team:

“We are concerned that there are barriers apparent in the relationship between museum visitors: our audience includes ‘intellectuals’ and ‘fun lovers,’ and they don’t necessarily get on. What we would like to see in future is smartly-dressed people studying and hanging out with skaters and finding points of contact with each other. This way the museum will become a territory of freedom and genuine curiosity.”


The project was produced by Garage Teens Team together with Garage designers Kit Hell and Olga Nikitina and organized by Teens Team teachers Daria Ananko, Anatasia Volynova, Natela Pilia, Garage Education Department head Ekaerina Vladimirtseva, and Anastasia Mityushina, Garage curator.

Schedule

Workshop Handmade Museum

The opening of the installation Handmade Future created by Garage Teens Team will be accompanied by a design workshop on the museum of the future.

Working on the installation, the Teens Team tied to imagine the way museum spaces will look and what they will be capable of in ten to forty years. Maybe in the future museum buildings will be flexible and light-weight, which will allow them to transform so that they meet any needs, or maybe they will take the shape of gigantic creatures attaining their own artistic value?

On the workshop participants will also have an opportunity to imagine the museum of the future. Each participant will be offered a characteristic to render in his or her architectural models. At the end of the workshop the best model will be awarded a prize.

REGISTRATION

Date
Friday, June 8
Time
18:30–20:30
Place
West Gallery

Monologs about Moscow: In search of Home

A session of short oral monologs from the students describing their experience of moving from other cities to the capital to study.

Some students of the second Garage Teens Team came to Moscow from other cities to study and have subsequently experienced alienation towards this huge and multifaceted metropolis. Quality higher education, especially in the field of arts, is often unavailable in small Russian cities, forcing young people to relocate to the capital. This means that every year thousands of students face similar difficulties and psychological concerns while looking for self-identification in the new condition.

The event will involve students representing diverse creative fields, from future art historians to emerging artists. Using the format of short oral stories, each speaker will articulate their personal understanding of such categories as home, native city, and the other, and will explain whether they feel alienated and why. Towards the end of the meeting, the audience will be offered to ask themselves the same question and figure out what may invoke the feeling of otherness.

REGISTRATION

Date
Saturday, June 9
Time
16:00–18:00
Place
Garage Auditorium

A game Kingdom: Curators. Class: Institutional

Garage Teens Team invites visitors to participate in seven mini-games in order to discover who a curator is and what character traits they should possess.

Is it enough for a curator to have good memory and be sociable? Should one be slick? Is there a connection between spatial intelligence and curatorial practice? Visitors will become able to respond these questions having resolved a series of tricky logical puzzles, played charades with Garage Teens Team members, and run a couple of tours to the music composed by contemporary artists. Each participant will get a Polaroid shot and a personal curatorial passport. They can also try to win a special prize from the Garage Museum.

Date
Sunday, June 10
Time
13:00–15:00
Place
West Gallery

Discussion "Technobioart: might it kill us?"

Garage Teens Team members invite visitors to take part in a discussion focusing on the art history and philosophical aspects of technobioart.

Technobiological works have successfully gained a foothold in contemporary art world, introducing the artists to an essentially new medium and making viewers reflect upon the current state of the environment. Garage Teens Team members invite visitors to think about how technobioart changes the understanding of the instruments of contemporary art and the role of the artist in its creation. The moderators will also evoke a discussion on how technobioart defines the place of a human being in the future world and how technologies, nature, and the meaning of life correspond.

REGISTRATION

Date
Saturday, June 16
Time
19:00–21:00
Place
West Gallery

Lecture "Me, You, Them, Nobody: Authorship and Anonymity in Internet Art"

A Garage Teens Team member will present her reflections on the problem of authorship and anonymity in Internet art in a form of an essay-like lecture. After the lecture visitors will be invited to share their own thoughts during the discussion session.

It is evident that we live in the era of ‘total Internet’, when all the spheres of our lives are in one way or another dependent on the web. Art is no exception. Having been confronted with new media, it faced certain difficulties adapting its forms, representational instruments and content to the new methods of communication. Visitors will be invited to reflect on the factors defining the borderline between anonymity and authorship in the web space, where personal identity is subject to dramatic alterations as well as to total disguise.

REGISTRATION

Date
Sunday, June 17
Time
18:30–20:30
Place
West Gallery

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