Since 2019, Garage has provided support to cultural institutions and researchers compiling archives on Russian contemporary art.
This year, the Museum supported TsK19 Cultural Center (Novosibirsk), which has launched its own research and archiving program, and the independent researchers Anya Kiyashchenko and Elena Vershinina, who are compiling an archive on the contemporary art of Nizhny Tagil in collaboration with the art gallery of Yeltsin Center (Yekaterinburg) and the Nizhny Tagil Municipal Museum of Fine Art. The support program includes research grants, internships at Garage Archive, and training in working with the database of the Russian Art Archive Network (RAAN).
Putting together a set of documents on the people and events that shaped the cultural landscapes of these two cities will be an important contribution to the study of Russian contemporary art of recent decades. Materials gathered by the working groups will be accessible via the RAAN online platform, which brings together archive collections on Russian contemporary art from across the world.
TsK19 is a cultural center that values communication. It is a Novosibirsk art institution that studies contemporary culture in dialogue with the general public and local communities. The center runs exhibition, education, and music programs.
Anya Kiyashchenko is an independent researcher and archivist, creator of the Instagram project @tagilart.zip. She studied at Nizhny Tagil State Social and Pedagogical Institute, the Russian State University for the Humanities, and V-A-C Foundation’s Mediation School (Moscow). She lives and works in Nizhny Tagil.
Elena Vershinina is an archivist and fine art teacher. She studied Art at Nizhny Tagil State Social and Pedagogical Institute. She lives and works in Nizhny Tagil.
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