In spring 2018 Garage’s all-university minor program Contemporary Art: An Introduction to History and Museum and Exhibition Practices (an elective course within the bachelors’ educational program) was launched. Classes will begin this fall. The minor has topped any other courses for the number of students who have applied for one spot within a year (overall, 120 students have been enrolled this year). In total, Garage’s minor program Contemporary Art: An Introduction to History and Museum and Exhibition Practices was chosen by 1246 people (over 20% of students), with 511 students selecting it as their top priority course.
Developed by Garage’s experts, the minor program offers participants the chance to explore contemporary art with professionals in the field, as well as attend modules on up-to-date art processes, contextualized within the evolution of modern intellectual thought and using the example of selected artists and projects.
In addition to the basics of the history of art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, students will learn about the profession of the curator, the peculiarities of the legal system of the art market, and technologies used in art management. The Museum intends to combine theoretical knowledge with practical skills striving for an interdisciplinary approach. Practical parts of the program will be held in Moscow museums and galleries, where students may get the opportunity to analyze precise cases.
The next enrollment for the minor program is scheduled for Spring 2020 and will be available for bachelor students enrolled in HSE in the autumn term-2019. Enrollment for the minor program will remain available annually for HSE bachelor students, in compliance with university regulations.