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How is the project operated?
Garage is the first philanthropic institution in Russia to create a comprehensive public mandate for contemporary art.
How long has it been in existence?
Garage was founded in 2008 by Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich.
What was your motivation?
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is a place for people, art, and ideas to create history.
Who is responsible for the programming?
Curators and directors
Number and average duration of exhibitions/events per year.
2015: 14 exhibitions
2016: 16 exhibitions
2017: 12 exhibitions
More than 4,000 educational and public events per year.
What kind of events are usually organized?
Exhibitions, performances, family days, public events for the exhibitions, inclusive programs, educational courses for children and adults, presentations, festivals, book fairs.
How is your programming determined?
Through an extensive program of exhibitions, events, education, research, and publishing, the institution reflects on current developments in Russian and international culture, creating opportunities for public dialogue, as well as the production of new work and ideas in Moscow. At the center of all these activities is the Museum’s collection, which is the first archive in the country related to the development of Russian contemporary art from the 1950s through the present.
Do you accept proposals/submissions?
Recognizing the need for institutional support of culture and art in Russia, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art founded the grant programs for different kinds of activities. Learn more at http://garagemca.org/en/about/grants
Over the next several months we are engaging the legacy of institutional critique, ongoing institutional and organizational experiments, and Gerald Raunig’s notion of ‘instituent practices’ understood as artistic and curatorial practices that “invent new forms of instituting.” Question include: How do artists and independent projects challenge, comply with, and sometimes imitate traditional institutional forms? Further, how should (self-initiated) organizations consider their own operational mechanisms in order to responsibly address the social, political and cultural fabric in which they operate?