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The Other Trans-Atlantic

Date

From 17 March 2018 to 9 May 2018

Hours

11:00–22:00

This spring, Garage is pleased to present the first major exhibition in the country of kinetic and op art from eastern Europe and Latin America, produced in partnership with the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. The project gathers more than one hundred artworks from the postwar period to the end of the 1970s, including kinetic sculptures, paintings, drawings, films, and installations, as well as unique archival materials.

Focusing on this alternative geographical axis, The Other Trans-Atlantic. Kinetic and Op Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America 1950s – 1970s challenges the mainstream status in art history acquired by postwar North Atlantic art production. It traces a shared interest among artists that ran parallel to widely recognized movements such as American Abstract Expressionism, Art Informel or Lyrical Abstraction, and links the cultural centers of Warsaw, Budapest, Zagreb, Bucharest, and Moscow with those of Buenos Aires, Caracas, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo. The blossoming of kinetic and op art in these regions was largely conditioned by the common political and economic realities the countries were experiencing, which set the artists apart from contemporaries working in the field.

The Other
Trans-Atlantic

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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.

Public program
The public program features discussions with Russian and international scholars, meetings with artists, curator-led tours, and a film program.

The public program begins with a discussion between curators Dieter Roelstraete, Abigail Winograd, and Marta Dziewańska, art historian Ieva Astahovska, and curator of Garage Archive Collection Sasha Obukhova. The discussion is moderated by one of the curators of the exhibition at Garage, Snejana Krasteva.

In the first days of the exhibition, curators Dieter Roelstraete and Abigail Winograd will give tours of the exhibition in English, and Garage curators Snejana Krasteva and Sasha Obukhova in Russian.

Experts in Latin American architecture, artists, musicians, and art critics have been invited to take part in lectures and discussions.

Children and teenagers will enjoy a special program of weekend events including playful tours for preschoolers and tours focusing on a number of subjects for school kids, a family lecture program introducing visitors to the basics of kinetic and op art, and a series of workshops for all ages.

An audio guide for the exhibition is available in Russian and in English, as well as a special game-guide for children.

Schedule

Discussion: The Other Trans-Atlantic

Visitors are invited to a discussion with curators Dieter Roelstraete, Abigail Winograd, and Marta Dziewańska, art historian Ieva Astahovska, and curator of Garage Archive Collection Sasha Obukhova. The discussion is moderated by one of the curators of the exhibition at Garage Snejana Krasteva.

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Date
Saturday, March 17
Time
17:00–18:30
Place
Garage Auditorium

Guided tour in English from curators Dieter Roelstraete and Abigail Winograd around the exhibition

Curators of the exhibition will give tours of the exhibition in English, during which visitors will have the opportunity to hear about the history of the creation of key works presented in the exhibition, learn more about the curator's interpretation of the project, about the personal histories of artists, as well as events that dramatically affected on their lives and creativity.

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Date
March 17 and 18
Time
13:00–14:00
Place
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Guided tour in Russian from Garage curators Snejana Krasteva and Sasha Obukhova around the exhibition

Curator of the exhibition at Garage, Snejana Krasteva, and curator of Garage Archive Collection, Sasha Obukhova will talk about a specially prepared section of the exhibition, which includes a partial reconstruction of the two most iconic exhibitions of kinetic art in the Soviet Union, connected with the legendary group Dvizhenie.

REGISTRATION

Date
March 17 and 18
Time
14:00–15:00
Place
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

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