Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art to Feature 63 Artists

All of the work was made after Vladimir Putin was reelected in 2012.

The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Courtesy of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art.

Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art has announced the list of 63 artists participating in the first Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, the biggest survey of contemporary Russia art practice ever conducted.

A six-person curatorial team led by chief curator Kate Fowle has crisscrossed the country, visiting 42 cities and towns across eleven time zones to discover what’s happening in Russian art today. The largest, geographically, of any nation on earth, Russia is home to some 100 languages and close to 200 nationalities.

Featuring artists from age 19 to 69, “the exhibition captures the zeitgeist of the past five years, focusing on some of the most active and influential cultural figures, and offering insight into the diversity of social tendencies that constitute the underexplored Russian art scene,” according to a statement from the museum. All of the work included in the show has been created since 2012, when a highly contested election saw Vladimir Putin return to power.

Sergey Poteryaev, <em>Untitled</em> from the series “Staraya Utka” (2013). Courtesy of the artist/Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Sergey Poteryaev, Untitled from the series “Staraya Utka” (2013). Courtesy of the artist/Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

The exhibition, one of the most-anticipated additions to the international art world calendar, is slated to take place March 10–May 14, and is timed to the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. Fowle and her team have broken down the exhibition into seven sections that reflect themes at work among the country’s artists: Master Figure, Personal Mythologies, Fidelity to Place, Common Language, Art in Action, Street Morphology, and Local Histories of Art.

The Garage Museum, founded in 2008 by art collector Dasha Zhukova, debuted a new Rem Koolhaas–designed facility in June 2015.

Here is the full list of participating artists:

Agency of Singular Investigations (ASI)
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
Zaurbek Tsugaev
Dimitri Venkov
Where Dogs Run
Alisa Yoffe
Anton Zabrodin
Art Group ZIP
ZLYE art group

The Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art is on view at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Gorky Park, 9/32 Krymsky Val St. 119049, Moscow, March 10–May 14, 2017.

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