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Exhibition 'The New International' at Garage Museum for Contemporary Art

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On show will be works by artists of two generations, who lived in the era of dramatic social and political changes of the 1990s. On August 1 the entrance is free.
When the world changed, how did art do? The exhibition is the latest in a series of projects exploring the turbulent 1990s as a turning point in the history of contemporary art worldwide.
The New International will show works by two generations of international artists from 1990s. One generation -comprising Alex Brener, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, IRWIN, Shirin Neshat, Santiago Sierra, Johan Grimonprez - managed by that time to draw the public's attention to their art. The other one, born in 1970s - Danh Vo, Makiko Kudo, Goshka Macuga - was only starting out, influenced by the expanding freedom of actions and speech.

1 August 2014
Entrance is free

16:00-18:00
'NSK EMBASSY IN MOSCOW: revision'
SESSION 1: EAST/WEST
EAST THEN AND NOW

SESSION 2: COLLECTIVE WORK THEN AND NOW
Two discussions with IRWIN art group and invited guests.
Moderated by Viktor Mizano, co-founder of Apt Art International.

In 1992 in Moscow IRWIN art group initiated a week-long discussion between artists, critics and curators from former USSR and former Yugoslavia. The topic at the time was how East sees the East. 'The NSK Embassy in Moscow' project was headlined by Apt Art International group. Today's project presents a series of round tables with those who participated in the 1992 gatherings as well as with representatives of the new generation.

The participants will review the most important questions raised 22 years ago and put them into contemporary social and cultural context.

18:30 - 22:00
FREE GUIDED TOURS OF GARAGE CENTRE

20:00 - 21:30
MALEVICH IN THE WEST

A performance lecture by Nikolay Punin from New York

About the lecturer:

Nikolay Punin lives and works in Saint Petersburg. Punin was a contemporary  of Kazemir Malevich, who once signed a petition in defence of Aleksander Brener, one of the participants of The New International. He will review the turning points in the public perception of Malevich's works in Western Europe and the U.S. He will also explain just why Malevich remains the symbol of Russian art in the world.