Inaugural Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art opens

Garage Museum

Opening on March 10, Moscow's inaugural Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art will feature the work of 68 artists based in Russia.

The search for the pieces to be presented at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow has been described as "the largest-ever survey of art practice across Russia." A curatorial team of six specialists spent a year traveling around the country's 8 federal districts, through 11 time zones, and in climates that ranged from subtropical to subarctic.

The work chosen to be included has been divided into seven "vectors" identified by the curators: Master Figure, Personal Mythologies, Fidelity to Place, Common Language, Art in Action, Street Morphology and Local Histories of Art. During their research, the curators met with over 200 artists of all ages and a variety of genres. In total, the works of 68 living and deceased artists were selected to appear in the triennal.

The 68 artists include: director/artist Victor Alimpiev, visual artist Anatoly Osmolovsky, writer/artist Dmitri Prigov, writer/artist Pavel Pepperstein, scenographer/artist Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai, performance artist Artem Loskutov, photographer/artist Roman Mokrov, poet/artist Andrei Monastyrsky and BD artist Alexey Iorsh.

The museum has also curated a website directory, listing contemporary Russian artists and art scenes across the country in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution (2017).

The Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art will take place at the Garage Museum in Moscow and the surrounding Gorky Park from March 10 through May 14, 2017.

For a full list of all the participating artists: