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Moscow’s Garage Museum Halts Work on Exhibitions Due to War in Ukraine

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Moscow art establishments and artists proceed to react to the battle in Ukraine. The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art at this time introduced that it could “stop work on all exhibitions until the human and political tragedy that is unfolding in Ukraine has ceased,” in response to assertion emailed to press. And outstanding Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson has closed his exhibition at one other Moscow museum, GES-2, early.

The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, in Moscow’s Gorky Park, had upcoming exhibitions by Lydia Masterkova, Anne Imhof, Helen Marten, and Saodat Ismailova deliberate. The museum’s assertion, which additionally seems on the its web site, signifies that the establishment will  fulfill its “obligations to the artists whose projects are being postponed and who have worked with us with trust and enthusiasm.” The Masterkova exhibition was slated to open on March 16, and the Imhof present, the primary in Russia for the celebrated artist who gained the Golden Lion on the Venice Biennale in 2017, was attributable to open on April 5.

Kjartansson‘s exhibition, Santa Barbara – A Living Sculpture, inaugurated the V-A-C Foundation’s new GES-2 House of Culture in December and was meant to run by means of March 13. “It is not possible to have this work when this horror begins,” Kjartansson advised the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service – Ríkisútvarpið, calling Russia a “fascist state.”

The Garage was based in 2008 by outstanding up to date art collector Dasha Zhukova and her then-partner Roman Abramovich, additionally a collector. The museum has since expanded from a website in a former bus storage to a Rem Koolhaas–designed constructing in Gorky Park. The V-A-C Foundation was based in 2009 by collector Leonid Mikhelson.

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