Garage Museum of Contemporary Art to take part in the 18th non/fiction book fair


14 Nov 2016

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will take part for the first time in the non/fiction book fair at Central House of Artists. New Garage publications and information on the Museum’s inclusive programs will be available at a stand designed to be accessible for disabled visitors.

Offering a platform for public debate on the subject of contemporary culture, Garage is committed to working with disabled visitors. Our galleries and Education Center are fully accessible to visitors with disabilities and we regularly run events for deaf and hard of hearing visitors, blind and partially-sighted visitors, and children and adults with autism and learning difficulties. Our belief in knowledge without borders was the starting point for Garage’s stand at the 18th non/fiction book fair.

At non/fiction, Garage will offer visitors the opportunity to hear an audio adaptation of Agent in Love, a memoir by one of the leaders of Moscow Conceptualism, Viktor Pivovarov, recorded for blind and partially-sighted people; to explore tactile models produced for the exhibition Proof, which is on at Garage until February 5, 2017; and to use an interactive station from the exhibition Co-Thinkers (July 28–August 18, 2016)—the first completely inclusive exhibition project in Russia. Visitors will also be able to look through the first dictionary of contemporary art terms in Russian Sign Language, developed by Garage’s Inclusive Programs Department in collaboration with a panel of independent experts—professional interpreter for the deaf Arkady Belozovsky, artist Alexander Martyanov, actress Antonina Pichugina, journalist Alexander Sidelnikov, and TV presenter and photographer Tatyana Birs.

New books available at the Garage stand include the catalogue for the exhibition Proof, featuring works by Robert Longo, Sergei Eisenstein, and Francisco Goya; Exhibit Russia: The New International Decade 1986–1996, a unique study of Russian contemporary art of the post-perestroika decade; and the current best-seller at Garage Bookshop—Moscow: Soviet Modernist Architecture 1955–1991. A Guidebook.