Recognizing the importance for artists, curators, and other cultural specialists to bring fresh perspectives to established histories, Garage Research focuses on new explorations into Russian art and culture. Its outcomes take many forms, including exhibitions, new commissions, seminars and conferences.
The Non-Governmental Control Commission. Against All Parties. 1999. Action/political campaign. Lenin’s Mausoleum, Moscow
Garage Archive Collection provides the platform for long-term research projects. It developed from a number of private holdings and the collection of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art, which was active between 1992 and 1999. In 2013, major initiatives derived from the archive included Reconstruction, a two-part exhibition and publication reflecting on the burgeoning Moscow art scene from 1990 to 2000, and Garage’s first international conference, entitled Performance Art: Ethics in Action, which traced the evolution of Russian performance art in relation to parallel developments around the world. To read more about the Archive Collection, please click here.
Curator Koyo Kouoh on a field researcg trip to VGIK in September 2013.
Garage Field Research was established to support the central themes from Garage Programs. In 2014, themes include the Russian avant-garde, ’The New International‘, and the post-Post Soviet condition. Generated by the interests of artists, curators, and writers working around the world, each Field Research project re-evaluates Russian-oriented issues in a global context. To read more about Garage Field Research, please click here.
Arseniy Zhilyaev, Museum of Proletarian Culture: The Industrialisation of Bohemia, 2012, mixed media installation. Installation view, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 2012.
Garage Grant Program was established in 2012 to support young Russian artists in the development of their practice. Currently the only fund of its kind in the country, the awards create a system of support for visual artists to extend their research and experimentation. Recipients of Garage Grant Program are also often included in Garage Programs, including exhibitions and education events. For 2013–14, the seven recipients of the program’s scholarship were: Evgeny Granilshchikov (Moscow); Arseny Zhilyaev (Voronezh – Moscow); Xenia Sorokina (Astrakhan – Moscow); ZIP Group (Krasnodar); Marina Androsovich (Moscow); Ilya Dolgov (Voronezh); Ivan Gorshkov (Voronezh). To read more please click here.