Futurologia from Garage
Garage is the name of the Centre for Contemporary Culture that opened in Moscow in 2008. The place was originally a bus garage designed by constructivist architect Konstantin Melnikov. Nowadays Garage is one of the best exhibition spaces in Moscow and surely one of the largest.
It has hosted such events as: Ilya and Emilia Kabakovs’ Retrospective, an exhibition of a collection from Francois Pinault Foundation, an exhibition of Antony Gormley’s whimsical sculptures, and the Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. This March it reopens after renovation with two big projects entitled Futurologia and Russian Utopias.
The first project is curated by Herve Mikaeloff, an arts consultant with LVMH Group. For this exhibition he has selected several items which are kindly provided by the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.
His idea is in putting Kazimir Malevich, founder of Suprematism and an absolute leader in abstract art, at the top of the Futurologia pyramid, whereas the works of eighteen modern painters are presented around him as in tribute, dialogue or argument.
The second exhibition, Russian Utopias, is presented by two
young curators Aksenova and Volkova who make a bet on Russian contemporary artists: Yury Avvakumov, Kirill Asse, Oleg Kulik, the Blue Noses group and others.
Open: Monday-Thursday 11:00-21:00
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The two projects, performed in two different ways, but united under the same roof, actually complement each other, and together provide for a more detailed picture of Avant-Garde of the 20th century and its reflection at the beginning of the 21st.