As the first season at Garage Studios and Art Residencies comes to an end, Garage announces new season participants. In the second half of 2019, the residencies will welcome their first international guest, Anna Meschiari (Switzerland), whose stay in Moscow is supported by Pro Helvetia.
From December to July 2019, the first season’s residents guided by Snejana Krasteva turned the Studios and Art Residencies into a platform for work, interaction, and knowledge exchange. They have collaborated with Garage’s exhibitions, education, research, inclusive, and other departments on over thirty projects, including Bureau de transmissions (Chingiz Aydarov, Olga Jitlina and Ekaterina Muromtseva) and Anton Zabrodin’s exhibition Words of Politeness shown at the studios.
The residents also collaborated with other Russian and international cultural institutions on over twenty other projects. Anastasia Potemkina presented The Body of Attis Will Not Decay at Laura Bulian Gallery in Milan and Haim Sokol showed his project In a sense, I become them, and they become me at the Tretyakov Gallery. In a symbolic conclusion to the season, a collective exhibition of the residents’ works was presented during the open studios.
The general dynamics of the curators’ group and their openness to experiments gave all Garage curators an opportunity to contribute to the program and the development of the art scene. The new season, starting on July 15, will be curated by Valentin Diaconov.
Working at Garage residencies from July to October will be Zoya Lebedeva (Izhevsk - Tartu), Lekha G. (Vladivostok) and Anna Kravchenko (Saint Petersburg), as well as Moscow artists Pyotr Bystrov, Andrey Kuzmin, Anton Kushaev, Maria Obukhova, Andrey Slashilin, and Asya Zaslavskaya, (all from July), and Misha Bury, Mika Plutitskaya, and Ulyana Podkorytova (from September).
The program’s first foreign participant will be the Swiss artist Anna Meschiari, winner of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia’s call for studio residences. Since its launch in 2017, the Moscow office of Pro Helvetia has supported the collaboration between Russian and Swiss artists, performers, curators, and managers working in the field of contemporary art and culture. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art’s partnership with Pro Helvetia, as part of the program of art studios and residences, facilitates the development of a creative environment and dialogue between artists and curators from Russia and Switzerland.
As with the first season, a program of meetings with artists and curators from Russia and across the world will be an important part of the artists’ stay at the Studios and Art Residencies.
The second season’s participants have been selected by the Museum’s curators’ group.
Garage Studios Team
Curator: Valentin Diaconov
Manager: Irina Sopina
Curators’ group: Valentin Diaconov, Viktoria Dushkina, Evgeny Gusyatinsky, Ekaterina Inozemtseva, Snejana Krasteva, Ekaterina Lazareva, Andrey Misiano, Anastasia Mityushina, Sasha Obukhova, Iaroslav Volovod
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