With less than one month to go before the opening, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art announced the much-anticipated list of sixty-eight artists who will take part in the first Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art. As the largest-ever survey of current art practice from across Russia, this project represents the newest development in an extensive program that Garage is undertaking to build stronger infrastructure for contemporary Russian art.
Over the last year, a curatorial team of six has visited forty-two Russian cities and towns that have vibrant creative environments, from the Pacific to the Arctic oceans, crossing eleven time zones, in climates that range from the subtropical to subarctic. Having met with more than 200 artists and artists’ groups during their research trips, the curators identified seven “vectors” through which the current art life of the country can be broadly understood.
In anticipation of the Triennial opening, Garage has launched a bilingual web-based directory of contemporary Russian artists and local art scenes, which is the first iteration of a multi-phase research project into the country’s art scene. It will continue to be updated with information in the coming weeks, months, and eventually years in anticipation of future Triennials.
Agency of Singular Investigations (Stanislav Shuripa, Anna Titova), Danil Akimov, Pavel Aksenov, Victor Alimpiev, Evgeny Antufiev, Vladimir Arkhipov, Alexander Bayun-Gnutov, BlueSoup group, Anastasia Bogomolova, Dmitry Bulatov, Chto Delat, Ilya Dolgov, Aslan Gaisumov, Kirill Garshin, Genda Fluid (Antonina Baever), Gentle Women group, Micro-art-group Gorod Ustinov, Evgeny Granilshchikov, Alexey Iorsh, Evgeny Ivanov, Anna Kabisova and Evgeny Ivanov, Murad Khalilov, Anfim Khanykov, Ilgizar Khasanov, Kirill Lebedev (Kto), Victoria Lomasko, Artem Loskutov, Kirill Makarov, Taus Makhacheva, Alexander Matveev, Roman Mokrov, Andrei Monastyrsky, Damir Muratov, Nadenka creative association, Mayana Nasybullova, Katrin Nenasheva, Ivan Novikov, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Nikolai Panafidin, Alexandra Paperno, Anna Parkina, Pavel Pepperstein, Sasha Pirogova, Anastasia Potemkina, Sergey Poteryaev, Alexander Povzner, Dmitri Prigov, Vladimir Seleznyov, Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai, Sveta Shuvaeva, Shvemy sewing cooperative, Elena Slobtseva, Mikhail Smaglyuk, Albert Soldatov, Olga Subbotina and Mikhail Pavlukevich, Alexandra Sukhareva, Andrey Syailev, TOY, Zaurbek Tsugaev, Udmurt, Urbanfeminism, Dimitri Venkov, Where Dogs Run, Alisa Yoffe, Anton Zabrodin, Zip group, ZLYE art group, and 33+1.