Museum of Everything Goes to Russia
The Museum of Everything, AKA the international museum for non-traditional and self-taught art will collaborate with The Garage a Moscow venue, designed in 1926 by the Constructivist architect Konstantin Melnikov. The gallery is run by Daria Zhukova, the 29-year-old girlfriend of Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich. The Garage is a major space for established international and Russian artists with a special emphasis on emerging and cutting edge art. Zhukova, who runs the gallery is also responsible for organizing events world wide including a well-received satellite venue in New York.
The Museum of Everything will close its London doors on the 11 February and it is expected to relocate to their debut Russian exhibition venue. Curator, James Brett will, in no doubt be instrumental in the installation, which will follow on from their critically acclaimed show In London’s Primrose Hill. This will not be the first time the Museum has travelled to Europe. The eclectic mix of folk, outsider art and taxidermy wowed and amazed audiences young and old at the Pinacoteca Agnelli, in Italy last year.
The Garage recently announced expansion plans for a new projects in St Petersburg, as part of the re-development of New Holland island. It is thought that Abramovich, has paid almost $400 million for the land and will turn the18th-century warehouses, into hotels, flats and Galleries.
The Current exhibition at the Garage runs Until 8 February 2011
How Soon is Now,is the venues first major exhibition of photography and presents fifteen of the most interesting contemporary artists working with the photographic medium. They have been selected by five of the world’s leading artists and curators – Tom Eccles, Liam Gillick, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno and Beatrix Ruf. The group exhibition therefore showcases a broad curatorial perspective of international contemporary photography and offers the visitor a snapshot of each artist. The exhibition also explores a personal and intimate investigation by the artists, some filter and document everyday experiences or words into something unexpected, and some artists have given photographs a material presence as physical objects creating a more detached, objective aesthetic.
Another exhibition at the venue is, The New Décor Until 6 February 2011. It is an international survey of over 30 contemporary artists from 22 countries who have created sculptures and installations, which explore interior design as a means of engaging with changes in contemporary culture. The artists have transformed, subverted or recast the appearance of objects we associate with the everyday – a bed, a shelf, a lamp – into something uncanny, compelling, and revealing. Their work plays on the evolution of our interior and exterior environments, as objects metamorphose into a hub of competing references, evoking individual as well as collective scenarios, historical events as well as intimate encounters