FROM 2010
PARTICIPATORY ART PRACTICES
This initiative creates new opportunities for involvement by and with the public.
Establishing new strategies in Russia for engaging with experimental art practices, the generative and democratic nature of the projects that have arisen from this initiative enable the institution to continue exploring ways to broaden access to contemporary art, which is central to Garage's mission.

Since it launched in 2010, Art Experiment—the flagship program of Garage Education—has attracted over 25,000 students, parents, local residents, and Moscow visitors, making it the largest socially engaged art initiative in the country. With a different theme each year, Art Experiment is structured through three daily sessions, during which visitors of all ages are invited to have hands-on experiences with artists, as well as innovative creative collaborations between peers. In response to demand, in 2014 the initiative expanded from a two-day, to a three-week exhibition and Garage piloted Russia's first training sessions for mediators, facilitating closer interaction between staff and the publics to better understand visitors interests. Art Experiment also provided the platform for Garage's first projects for special needs audiences, which has now grown into a year-round program.
Expanding the potential for engagement through the introduction of instruction-based art, do it Moscow (May 1–July 6, 2014), is the most expansive participatory project Garage has undertaken and the largest incarnation of the exhibition since it was first conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier in 1993.
The exhibition do it Moscow, 2014
Developed by Garage in collaboration with Independent Curators International (ICI) New York, Do it Moscow took place in venues throughout the city, including Garage Pavilion and the surrounding Gorky Park, Krymskaya Embankment, and PUMA Social Club, among others. More than 80 instructions—including exclusive new instructions and interpretations by Russian artist—were interpreted
by people who live and work in the city, from the public that visits Garage and Gorky Park, students of art, design and performance, fashion designers, fashion-store employees, to staff of museums and art institutions across the city, as well as Garage staff and Gorky Park administration.
Coinciding with the opening of Garage's new building, the exhibition Tomorrow is the Question (June 12–August 23, 2015) was the first solo exhibition in Russia from Rirkrit Tiravanija (b. 1961), one of the foremost representatives of relational aesthetics. Since the 1990s, Tiravanija has consistently challenged the divisions of art and life, or the reasons to establish any, inviting audiences to share in activities that encourage conviviality, while subtly asking questions of what constitutes community and society.
Art-experiment
The annual event, which began in 2010, enables visitors to interact with art in new and unexpected ways.
Art Experiment
Taking inspiration from the universe and exploring the relationship between the microscopic and the macroscopic, artists created installations that helped visitors discover new ways of seeing the world.
Do it Moscow
Conceived by curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, do it began in Paris in 1993 as a result of a discussion with the artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier about how to make exhibitions more flexible and open-ended.
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Tomorrow is the Question
Tiravanija has created a series of interconnected participatory projects that form a dialog with the history of the Soviet Modernist building Garage inhabits, as well as with popular activities that the artist experienced and envisaged in Moscow.

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