The coming
world:
Ecology
as the new
politics
2030–2100

June 28–
December 1

Garage

Buy tickets

11:00–22:00

June 28–
December 1

Buy tickets

Garage

11:00–22:00

The time has come to change our understanding of the environment. The more we think of “nature” as independent from us, the more we distance ourselves from the changing world. Humans are a part of the ecosystem, meaning our everyday activities shape our future.

About the exhibition

The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100 is a major exhibition project that brings together historical and new works by over 50 Russian and international artists and will occupy the entire Museum building. It takes a look at a future already in the making, when the environmental agenda will become one of the main political questions.

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  • Tita Salina
    1001st Island – The Most
    Sustainable Island in
    the Archipelago, 2015
  • Video still
  • Courtesy of the artist

The suggested timeline references two widely speculative points in time taken from the sphere of popular science and iconic science fiction: 2030 is suggested as the year when existing resources of oil will be exhausted (Paul R. Ehrlich, Beyond the Limit, 2002), putting an end to the Oil Age; and 2100 denotes the year that, according predictions made by Arthur C. Clarke in the 1960s, human life will be able expand to other star systems. The exhibition alludes to a compressed period of time starting from the not too distant future, when the human race will be forced to live with the final knowledge that “there is no planet B, ” through to future imagined in the past, in which humans were expected to progress sufficiently to be able to settle on other planets.

By looking into the speculative future, the boundaries of which are determined by predictions that are no longer considered accurate, the exhibition highlights the uncertainty of our knowledge about events to come, while suggesting a “performative” understanding of the future as it is being constructed today and shaped by our activities in the present. As theorist and critic T.J. Demos put it in his article Art After Nature (2012): “Just as nature is no longer understood as a pristine and discrete realm apart from human activity, art’s autonomy is all the more untenable when faced with ecological catastrophe.”

The Coming World is developed around two main concepts: environmentalism and ecology. The first gives real urgency to the agenda of our relationship to nature, putting forward the idea that marginalized topics such as climate change, species extinction, pollution, renewable energy, and overpopulation should be central to building alternative patterns of education, consumption, production, and leisure. This also means considering nature in an expanded field and interlinking biological, technological, social and political ecologies. The second concept, ecology, is understood as ecology in action, an insuppressible process where nature, human and other-than-human co-perform, or the world as a performed ecology and an ecology performing itself. This allows us to think of nature in embodied, active, distinctly relational terms whereby production of new knowledge is possible within the transcendent as well as everyday knowing of nature.

  • John Akomfrah
    Still from Purple, 2017
  • © Smoking Dogs Film
  • Courtesy Lisson Gallery

The project will open with John Akomfrah’s six-channel video installation Purple (June 15–November 17). Using archival footage and newly shot film from across several continents, the British artist has created an impressive saga about global warming and its effects on human life and the planet’s biodiversity.

The exhibition will feature a number of historical works that marked turning points in humanity’s relationship with nature: from sixteenth-century tapestries that for the first time presented nature as a phenomenon outside of human control and the beginning of landscape as a genre in seventeenth-century Dutch painting, to the “organic culture” movement within the Russian avant-garde and the invention of land art in 1969, which made nature an artistic medium. The emergence of land art and environmental art coincided with a surge of interest in environmental protection, which led to the development of ecological policies at the state and public levels. In the half-century that followed, art went through various stages in its relationship with ecology: from objectivization to seeing it as a system (Hans Haacke’s Circulation ) and from irony (Gnezdo group’s A Minute of Not Breathing to Protect the Environment ) to practical solutions for everyday life, such as those suggested by the Danish collective Wooloo.

  • Hayden Fowler
    Together Again, 2017
  • Performance documentation
    Photo: Joy Lai
    VR designer: Andrew Yip
  • Courtesy of the artist
    Supported by HTC Vive

Along with evidence of recent anthropogenic disasters (Black Tide/Marea Negra by Allan Sekula) and criminal attempts to brush them under the carpet (Delay Decay by Susan Schuppli), the exhibition will present works produced in collaboration with animals as agents in new relationships and new paradigms between humans, nature, and non-human species (Tomás Saraceno, Hayden Fowler), as well as various scenarios for the future based on scientific predictions and theories.

The Coming World draws public attention to the ecological imbalances created by human activity, which many of us choose to ignore due to their incomprehensibly huge scale and unrelatability on a personal level. Inviting the viewer to face these imbalances, the exhibition takes a closer look at our repression of this painful subject, exploring its symptoms in various stages of anxiety or denial, and offers ways of working—and coping—with our collective ecological trauma. Although environmental issues are generally discussed in terms of real life and political action, art can be a unique medium in the development of the ecology discourse. It is a unique “conductor.” As an arena where alternative, mini models of reality are speculated on, tested out, and made visible, art can serve the environmental agenda, empowering its agents to employ both abstract and concrete thinking, embodying intangible relations, and synthesizing processes. In short, art epitomizes an ecological way of thinking. Ultimately, the environmental question is the most universal contemporary agenda. It is the only one that can unite people across the planet, allowing them to experience a tiny personal action as something political.

The exhibition has been developed in dialogue with artists and activists and rethinks exhibition practice from an ecological point of view. The design was determined by the ambition to reuse structures and materials from previous projects and, where possible, works were reconstructed on site according to the artists’ instructions (Kim Abeles, Martha Rosler, Tita Salina) instead of shipping them, in order to lower the project’s carbon footprint. Around 15 pieces will be produced specially for the exhibition, and around 10 are new versions of existing works, some of which were created in collaboration with local expert communities: beekeepers, jellyfish and water purification researchers, and halotherapists. Other projects present artistic strategies that involve direct social action, such Wooloo’s open community Human Hotel. Committed to the ideals of responsible consumption, the project team chose not to produce a paper exhibition guide. Garage will publish an e-catalogue, mobile and audio guides of the exhibition, and a video dictionary of environmental terms in Russian Sign Language developed by the Museum’s Inclusive Programs Department.

  • Doug Aitken
    The Garden, 2017
  • Photo: Anders Sune Berg
  • Courtesy of the
    artist and ARoS
    Aarhus Kunstmuseum

A new Garage Atrium Commission has been created for the exhibition The Coming World. Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping’s American Kitchen and Chinese Cockroaches, 1959–2019 revisits the Kitchen Debate between U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev at the American National Exhibition in Moscow in 1959. Among the large-scale, immersive installations in the exhibition are Doug Aitken’s The Garden, Rimini Protokoll’s win><win, and Could You Pass Me the Salt, Please? by Anastasia Potemkina.

  • Studio Drift
    Материализм, 2018
  • Фото: Г. Я. ван Роэй
  • Предоставлено художниками

Norwegian artist Tori Wrånes will present a site-specific performance as part of Garage Live at the opening of the exhibition. The emphasis on performance-based works in The Coming World (Sun Yuan & Pengyu, Hayden Fowler, Mella Jaarsma) is an attempt to bring out a more lived and felt experience of the world in relation to new notions of the “natural.”

The exhibition is curated by Snejana Krasteva and Ekaterina Lazareva.

John Akomfrah’s installation Purple was commissioned by the Barbican (Lоndon) and co-commissioned by Bildmuseet Umeå (Sweden), TBA21—Academy (Vienna), The Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), Museu Coleção Berardo (Lisbon), and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art.

June 28–
December 1

Garage

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11:00–22:00

June 28–
December 1

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Garage

11:00–22:00

Artists

Kim Abeles, Doug Aitken, John Akomfrah, Allora & Calzadilla, Maurizio Cattelan, Le Corbusier, Critical Art Ensemble, Driessens & Verstappen, Karel Dujardin, Max Ernst, James Ferraro, gruppe finger, Bill Fontana, Hayden Fowler, Gints Gabrāns, Gnezdo (Nest) group, Hans Haacke, House Plant Theater, Huang Yong Ping, Mella Jaarsma, Helge Jordheim, Sergei Kishchenko, Lawrence Lek, Mikhail Matyushin, Eadweard Muybridge, Numen/For Use group, Alexander Obrazumov, Dan Perjovschi, Lia Perjovschi, Patricia Piccinini, Sascha Pohflepp, Anastasia Potemkina, Laure Prouvost, Jon Rafman, Rimini Protokoll, Pamela Rosenkranz, Martha Rosler, Boryana Rossa and Oleg Mavromatti,Salomon van Ruysdael,Tita Salina, Tomás Saraceno, Gerry Schum, Susan Schuppli, Allan Sekula, Denis Sinyakov, Victor Skersis, Studio Drift, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Elin Már Øyen Vister, Ben Woodard, Wooloo, Tori Wrånes.

Materials

Find a Roble Amarillo flower in central Moscow

Puerto-Rico-based duo Allora & Calzadilla have covered Garage Square with artificial tropical flowers, as if they had been grafted to Moscow trees. Listen to Jennifer Allora talking about the work.

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Test your own nature

The Garden, a large-scale living installation staged by American artist Doug Aitken, offers a visceral experience of the split between the natural and man-made environments we enact or see enacted in front of us. Visitors are invited to enter the room and for a short period of time they are free to contemplate the nature behind the glass, to sit, to walk, to stand or to destroy it all.

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Gallery

  • The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030—2100 exhibition at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Moscow, 2019
  • Photo: Alexey Narodizkiy
  • © Garage Museum
    of Contemporary Art

  • The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030—2100 exhibition at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Moscow, 2019
  • Photo: Alexey Narodizkiy
  • © Garage Museum
    of Contemporary Art

  • The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030—2100 exhibition at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Moscow, 2019
  • Photo: Alexey Narodizkiy
  • © Garage Museum
    of Contemporary Art

  • The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030—2100 exhibition at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Moscow, 2019
  • Photo: Alexey Narodizkiy
  • © Garage Museum
    of Contemporary Art

  • The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030—2100 exhibition at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Moscow, 2019
  • Photo: Alexey Narodizkiy
  • © Garage Museum
    of Contemporary Art

  • The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030—2100 exhibition at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Moscow, 2019
  • Photo: Alexey Narodizkiy
  • © Garage Museum
    of Contemporary Art

  • The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030—2100 exhibition at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Moscow, 2019
  • Photo: Alexey Narodizkiy
  • © Garage Museum
    of Contemporary Art

  • The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030—2100 exhibition at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Moscow, 2019
  • Photo: Alexey Narodizkiy
  • © Garage Museum
    of Contemporary Art

  • The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030—2100 exhibition at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Moscow, 2019
  • Photo: Alexey Narodizkiy
  • © Garage Museum
    of Contemporary Art

  • The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030—2100 exhibition at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Moscow, 2019
  • Photo: Alexey Narodizkiy
  • © Garage Museum
    of Contemporary Art

  • The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030—2100 exhibition at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Moscow, 2019
  • Photo: Alexey Narodizkiy
  • © Garage Museum
    of Contemporary Art

June 28–
December 1

Garage

Buy tickets

11:00–22:00

June 28–
December 1

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Garage

11:00–22:00

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Public program

Occupying the entire Museum building, the exhibition The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100 is accompanied by an extensive public program. Garage will become a forum for experts, scientists, activists, ecology theorists, and practitioners, and for new and alternative models of education, consumption, production, and leisure.

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Today,3 September

  • Garage Square

    Eco Walks

    Accompanied by experts in various sciences (from ornithology to anthropology), visitors can take tours of the park to watch birds, animals, and humans in a pocket of nature within the city and rethink our relationship with the environment.

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  • 22:00–23:30

    Летний кинотеатр на площади Искусств

    Премьера «Дикая»

    Жизнь Ани — одинокой работницы офиса — меняется, когда она случайно встречает на дороге волка. Современная версия «Красной шапочки» — о жестоком столкновении основных инстинктов и социальных условностей.

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  • 13:00–17:00

    Kids’ Studio

    Family Days at Garage. Project Earth Workshop

    Children and teenagers are invited to discuss the present state of our planet and the future that lies ahead of it. Each participant will have a chance to become a curator of an imaginary exhibition about the Earth at the future intergalactic museum.

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    14:00–16:00

    Meet at the Kids’ Studio

    Sketching in the Park with Garage

    A contemporary park is a place of the encounter between humans, architecture, and nature. In this workshop, participants will re-discover the park through drawing: noticing tiny details and capturing them in their sketchbooks.

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    16:00–18:00

    Meet at the Kids’ Studio

    Sketching in the Park with Garage

    A contemporary park is a place of the encounter between humans, architecture, and nature. In this workshop, participants will re-discover the park through drawing: noticing tiny details and capturing them in their sketchbooks.

    Register

  • Garage Square

    Eco Walks

    Accompanied by experts in various sciences (from ornithology to anthropology), visitors can take tours of the park to watch birds, animals, and humans in a pocket of nature within the city and rethink our relationship with the environment.

    Register

  • 13:00–17:00

    Kids’ Studio

    Family Days at Garage. Project Earth Workshop

    Children and teenagers are invited to discuss the present state of our planet and the future that lies ahead of it. Each participant will have a chance to become a curator of an imaginary exhibition about the Earth at the future intergalactic museum.

    Register

    14:00–16:00

    Meet at the Kids’ Studio

    Sketching in the Park with Garage

    A contemporary park is a place of the encounter between humans, architecture, and nature. In this workshop, participants will re-discover the park through drawing: noticing tiny details and capturing them in their sketchbooks.

    Register

    16:00–18:00

    Meet at the Kids’ Studio

    Sketching in the Park with Garage

    A contemporary park is a place of the encounter between humans, architecture, and nature. In this workshop, participants will re-discover the park through drawing: noticing tiny details and capturing them in their sketchbooks.

    Register

  • Garage Square

    Eco Walks

    Accompanied by experts in various sciences (from ornithology to anthropology), visitors can take tours of the park to watch birds, animals, and humans in a pocket of nature within the city and rethink our relationship with the environment.

    Register

  • 19:00–20:30

    Auditorium

    Artist Talk. John Akomfrah

    On the day of the opening the author of the installation Purple, John Akomfrah, will give an artist talk at Garage Auditorium.

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    20:30–21:10

    Atrium

    Lips Don't Cry. Performance by Tori Wrånes

    During the opening night, Norwegian artist Tori Wrånes will present a site-specific performance inspired by the Museum’s building and the questions raised in the exhibition.

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    22:00–00:00

    Summer Cinema at Garage Square

    Film Screening. In My Room (18+)

    A post-apocalyptic story of the last Man on Earth, In My Room (2018) by the pioneer of the Berlin School Ulrich Köhler was produced by another one of the School’s representatives, Köhler’s wife Maren Ade.

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  • 13:00–17:00

    Kids’ Studio

    Family Days at Garage. Project Earth Workshop

    Children and teenagers are invited to discuss the present state of our planet and the future that lies ahead of it. Each participant will have a chance to become a curator of an imaginary exhibition about the Earth at the future intergalactic museum.

    Register

    14:00–16:00

    Meet at the Kids’ Studio

    Sketching in the Park with Garage

    A contemporary park is a place of the encounter between humans, architecture, and nature. In this workshop, participants will re-discover the park through drawing: noticing tiny details and capturing them in their sketchbooks.

    Register

    15:00–18:40

    Auditorium

    Artist Talk Marathon

    Taking the stage one after another with no breaks, eleven artists will introduce their projects featured in the show and share their views on artistic practices and the philosophy of art.

    Register

    16:00–18:00

    Meet at the Kids’ Studio

    Sketching in the Park with Garage

    A contemporary park is a place of the encounter between humans, architecture, and nature. In this workshop, participants will re-discover the park through drawing: noticing tiny details and capturing them in their sketchbooks.

    Register

  • 13:30–18:00

    Auditorium

    Artist Talk Marathon

    Taking the stage one after another with no breaks, eleven artists will introduce their projects featured in the show and share their views on artistic practices and the philosophy of art.

    Register

    Garage Square

    Eco Walks

    Accompanied by experts in various sciences (from ornithology to anthropology), visitors can take tours of the park to watch birds, animals, and humans in a pocket of nature within the city and rethink our relationship with the environment.

    Register

  • 19:00–22:00

    Kids’ Studio

    Anastasia Potemkina and Anna She’s Laboratory: A study of the phenomenon of cross-modal transfer of sensations.

    By training sensory organs, the lab will allow participants to enhance memory and learn how to conceive increasing amounts of information—the only thing one needs to do so is the readiness to experiment and transgress the limits of the habitual.

    Register

  • Garage Square

    Eco Walks

    Accompanied by experts in various sciences (from ornithology to anthropology), visitors can take tours of the park to watch birds, animals, and humans in a pocket of nature within the city and rethink our relationship with the environment.

    Register

  • 13:00–17:00

    Kids’ Studio

    Family Days at Garage. Project Earth Workshop

    Children and teenagers are invited to discuss the present state of our planet and the future that lies ahead of it. Each participant will have a chance to become a curator of an imaginary exhibition about the Earth at the future intergalactic museum.

    Register

  • Garage Square

    Eco Walks

    Accompanied by experts in various sciences (from ornithology to anthropology), visitors can take tours of the park to watch birds, animals, and humans in a pocket of nature within the city and rethink our relationship with the environment.

    Register

  • 19:30–21:00

    Auditorium

    Public Talk. Ben Woodard

    American philosopher Ben Woodard, whose timeline of events awaiting the planet from 2030 to 2100 is featured in The Coming World, will be taking part in Garage’s summer school Earth and Writing: A Study of the Anthropocene.

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  • 19:00–22:00

    Kids’ Studio

    Anastasia Potemkina and Anna She’s Laboratory: A study of the phenomenon of cross-modal transfer of sensations.

    By training sensory organs, the lab will allow participants to enhance memory and learn how to conceive increasing amounts of information—the only thing one needs to do so is the readiness to experiment and transgress the limits of the habitual.

    Register

  • Garage Square

    Eco Walks

    Accompanied by experts in various sciences (from ornithology to anthropology), visitors can take tours of the park to watch birds, animals, and humans in a pocket of nature within the city and rethink our relationship with the environment.

    Register

  • 13:00–17:00

    Kids’ Studio

    Family Days at Garage. Project Earth Workshop

    Children and teenagers are invited to discuss the present state of our planet and the future that lies ahead of it. Each participant will have a chance to become a curator of an imaginary exhibition about the Earth at the future intergalactic museum.

    Register

  • 18:00–19:30

    Summer Cinema in Garage Square

    “Worldbuilding for Non-Humans.” Artist talk by Lawrence Lek

    Lawrence Lek, whose work Geomancer is featured in The Coming World, will speculate about digital technology, creativity, and the future of art.

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    Garage Square

    Eco Walks

    Accompanied by experts in various sciences (from ornithology to anthropology), visitors can take tours of the park to watch birds, animals, and humans in a pocket of nature within the city and rethink our relationship with the environment.

    Register

  • 19:00–22:00

    Kids’ Studio

    Anastasia Potemkina and Anna She’s Laboratory: A study of the phenomenon of cross-modal transfer of sensations.

    By training sensory organs, the lab will allow participants to enhance memory and learn how to conceive increasing amounts of information—the only thing one needs to do so is the readiness to experiment and transgress the limits of the habitual.

    Register

  • 17:00–17:30

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    To visit the project, visitors have to sign a waiver of liability. Visitors under 18 also need permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians. Visitors under 14 need only permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians.

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    17:30–18:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    To visit the project, visitors have to sign a waiver of liability. Visitors under 18 also need permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians. Visitors under 14 need only permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians.

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    18:00–18:30

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    To visit the project, visitors have to sign a waiver of liability. Visitors under 18 also need permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians. Visitors under 14 need only permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians.

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    18:30–19:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    To visit the project, visitors have to sign a waiver of liability. Visitors under 18 also need permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians. Visitors under 14 need only permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians.

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    19:00–19:30

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    To visit the project, visitors have to sign a waiver of liability. Visitors under 18 also need permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians. Visitors under 14 need only permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians.

    Register

  • 19:00–22:00

    Kids’ Studio

    Anastasia Potemkina and Anna She’s Laboratory: A study of the phenomenon of cross-modal transfer of sensations.

    By training sensory organs, the lab will allow participants to enhance memory and learn how to conceive increasing amounts of information—the only thing one needs to do so is the readiness to experiment and transgress the limits of the habitual.

    Register

  • 17:00–17:30

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    To visit the project, visitors have to sign a waiver of liability. Visitors under 18 also need permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians. Visitors under 14 need only permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians.

    Register

    17:30–18:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    To visit the project, visitors have to sign a waiver of liability. Visitors under 18 also need permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians. Visitors under 14 need only permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians.

    Register

    18:00–18:30

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    To visit the project, visitors have to sign a waiver of liability. Visitors under 18 also need permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians. Visitors under 14 need only permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians.

    Register

    18:30–19:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    To visit the project, visitors have to sign a waiver of liability. Visitors under 18 also need permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians. Visitors under 14 need only permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians.

    Register

    19:00–19:30

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    To visit the project, visitors have to sign a waiver of liability. Visitors under 18 also need permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians. Visitors under 14 need only permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians.

    Register

  • 19:00–22:00

    Kids’ Studio

    Anastasia Potemkina and Anna She’s Laboratory: A study of the phenomenon of cross-modal transfer of sensations.

    By training sensory organs, the lab will allow participants to enhance memory and learn how to conceive increasing amounts of information—the only thing one needs to do so is the readiness to experiment and transgress the limits of the habitual.

    Register

    Garage Square

    Eco Walks

    Accompanied by experts in various sciences (from ornithology to anthropology), visitors can take tours of the park to watch birds, animals, and humans in a pocket of nature within the city and rethink our relationship with the environment.

    Register

  • 13:00–13:30

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    To visit the project, visitors have to sign a waiver of liability. Visitors under 18 also need permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians. Visitors under 14 need only permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians.

    Register

    13:30–14:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    To visit the project, visitors have to sign a waiver of liability. Visitors under 18 also need permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians. Visitors under 14 need only permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians.

    Register

    14:00–14:30

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    To visit the project, visitors have to sign a waiver of liability. Visitors under 18 also need permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians. Visitors under 14 need only permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians.

    Register

    14:30–15:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    To visit the project, visitors have to sign a waiver of liability. Visitors under 18 also need permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians. Visitors under 14 need only permission to visit signed by their parents or other legal guardians.

    Register

    15:00–15:30

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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  • 17:00–17:30

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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    17:30–18:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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    18:00–18:30

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

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    18:30–19:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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    19:00–19:30

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

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  • 19:00–22:00

    Kids’ Studio

    Anastasia Potemkina and Anna She’s Laboratory: A study of the phenomenon of cross-modal transfer of sensations.

    By training sensory organs, the lab will allow participants to enhance memory and learn how to conceive increasing amounts of information—the only thing one needs to do so is the readiness to experiment and transgress the limits of the habitual.

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  • 9:00–11:00

    Garage Square in front of the Museum

    Eco-walk for deaf and hard of hearing visitors with the Garage Museum

  • 9:00–11:00

    Garage Square in front of the Museum

    Eco-walk for deaf and hard of hearing visitors with the Garage Museum

  • 17:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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    18:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

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    19:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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  • 19:00–22:00

    Kids’ Studio

    Anastasia Potemkina and Anna She’s Laboratory: A study of the phenomenon of cross-modal transfer of sensations.

    By training sensory organs, the lab will allow participants to enhance memory and learn how to conceive increasing amounts of information—the only thing one needs to do so is the readiness to experiment and transgress the limits of the habitual.

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  • 13:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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    14:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

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    15:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

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  • 9:00–11:00

    Garage Square in front of the Museum

    Eco-walk for deaf and hard of hearing visitors with the Garage Museum

  • 17:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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    18:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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    19:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

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  • 9:00–11:00

    Garage Square in front of the Museum

    Eco-walk for deaf and hard of hearing visitors with the Garage Museum

  • 13:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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    15:00-15:05

    Garage Screen summer cinema

    Introduction

    15:05-15:20

    Garage Screen summer cinema

    Aleksandr Khokhlov. “Will Humanity Become an Interplanetary Species?”

    With the first human spaceflights in the twentieth century came projects to send manned spaceships to the Moon and Mars and later create bases on both. These projects were abandoned or stalled due to political instability and the lack of funding and long-term planning on the part of state agencies and ministries. A new wave of interest in the colonization of the Moon has been brought on by the increasing tension between the USA and China, and the emergence of new players such as SpaceX, on the space market. Spacecraft instruments design engineerAleksandr Khokhlov will explain what humans need to do to populate other planets in the twenty-first century.

    15:20-15:35

    Garage Screen summer cinema

    Ilya Serezhkin. “Small Spills that Lead to Big Problems and The Role of Bacteria”

    We often hear about the pollution of oceans through plastic waste that forms entire islands, and oil spills resulting from tanker and oil rig incidents. Researcher at the Moscow State University’s laboratory of microbial biotechnology Ilya Serezhkin will explain why small regular spills from routine ship refuels cause more damage than major disasters. He will also speak about microplastics that circulate in the ocean and can be found even in visibly clear waters. Both oil spills and microplastics pose global threats and both can be tackled using biotechnology, since microorganisms are able to recycle most types of pollution. How do we find bacteria that can help us cope with pollution and why do they sometimes still fail to purify water?

    15:35-15:50

    Garage Screen summer cinema

    Aleksey Sivukhin. “The Soil that Poisons Us”

    The soil that we walk on is contaminated with heavy metals that threaten our lives. Lead causes damage to our nervous systems, while cadmium leads to lung diseases. We breathe heavy metals in, and we consume them with the food that is grown in contaminated soil, accumulating them in our bodies. Ecologist and senior lecturer at Ivanovo State UniversityAleksey Sivukhin will speak about the history of the issue and the soil purification methods that are already in use today.

    15:50-16:05

    Garage Screen summer cinema

    Irina Timofeeva. “What Does the Loss of Animal Species Tell Us About the Future of Humanity?”

    According to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the loss of biodiversity will lead to the extinction of many insect species and therefore to the rise in prices on agricultural produce. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals list combating hunger among humanity’s key priorities, and insects are not only important pollinators of plants, but also a great source of protein. Ecologist Irina Timofeeva will speak of how the market of protein-rich foods can affect our eating habits in the future, explain why we need biodiversity and show how it affects economies and ecology. She will also discuss the effectiveness of nature reserves and try to predict what animal species will still be with us in several decades.

    16:05-16:20

    Garage Screen summer cinema

    Artur Ishteev. “Why Alternative Energy Will Not Save Polar Bears”

    Today, people are putting a lot of hope in alternative energy and in particular solar panels. Engineer Artur Ishteev will introduce the audience to the science of photovoltaics, explain why people believe that solar energy will allow us to stop burning oil and reduce pollution, and speak about the areas where alternative energy is required more than elsewhere.

    16:20-16:35

    Garage Screen summer cinema

    Ekaterina Umnyakova. “Why the Era of Antibiotics Is Coming to an End”

    When penicillin was discovered, scientists believed that humanity had conquered all diseases. Unfortunately, they were wrong: today we are still engaged in a desperate fight against microorganisms, some of which have become immune to the strongest antibiotics. Biologist and immunologist Ekaterina Umnyakova will speak of humanity’s chances of winning this race.

    14:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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    15:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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  • 9:00–11:00

    Garage Square in front of the Museum

    Eco-walk for deaf and hard of hearing visitors with the Garage Museum

  • 17:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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    18:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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    19:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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  • 9:00–11:00

    Garage Square in front of the Museum

    Eco-walk for deaf and hard of hearing visitors with the Garage Museum

  • 13:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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    14:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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    15:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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  • 9:00–11:00

    Garage Square in front of the Museum

    Eco-walk for deaf and hard of hearing visitors with the Garage Museum

  • 17:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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    18:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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    19:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

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  • 13:00, 14:00, 15:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    The public program for The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100 includes tours of The New Museum for Bees, an ongoing project by the German group finger launched in 2012. During the tours, developed by the artists for the Moscow version of their project, Garage guides will tell visitors about the history and specifics of bee colonies and beekeeping in general.

    Historically, bees and the life of bee colonies have attracted a great deal of interest and have been the subject of studies which draw parallels with how human society functions. Learning about the workings of a bee colony in the center of the city while visiting an exhibition of contemporary art is, to say the least, unusual. Three museum spaces have been specially designed by finger to be placed over custom-built beehives. Each “gallery” examines a specific subject: the so-called “bee killer” (the parasitic mite Varroa destructor), the use of bees in gastronomy, and the global myth of the disappearance of insects in Europe. In this way, bees are once again a reason to talk about other issues, from societal and ecological to utopian and apocalyptic scenarios for the future.

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  • 17:00, 18:00, 19:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    The public program for The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100 includes tours of The New Museum for Bees, an ongoing project by the German group finger launched in 2012. During the tours, developed by the artists for the Moscow version of their project, Garage guides will tell visitors about the history and specifics of bee colonies and beekeeping in general.

    Historically, bees and the life of bee colonies have attracted a great deal of interest and have been the subject of studies which draw parallels with how human society functions. Learning about the workings of a bee colony in the center of the city while visiting an exhibition of contemporary art is, to say the least, unusual. Three museum spaces have been specially designed by finger to be placed over custom-built beehives. Each “gallery” examines a specific subject: the so-called “bee killer” (the parasitic mite Varroa destructor), the use of bees in gastronomy, and the global myth of the disappearance of insects in Europe. In this way, bees are once again a reason to talk about other issues, from societal and ecological to utopian and apocalyptic scenarios for the future.

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  • 12:00–13:30

    Garage Education Center

    “Oil on the Brain: the Petrochemicals of Theory.” An open lecture by Nikita Sazonov

    Human politics today is at its core shaped by what McKenzie Wark has described as the “carbon liberation front”: all political events can be explained by the struggle for the privilege to control the refinement and the subsequent burning of fossil fuels. The end goal of every narrative, oil also acts as a lubricant that connects all earthly politics into the politics of one hydrocarbon agent—the petropolitics that is a recurrent concept in contemporary theory. In a world overshadowed by petropolitics, theory itself is saturated by oil and has become one of its (lighter) fractions. At its worst, theory acts as a petroleum product—an oil derivative that projects its properties into thought. An example of petroleum products in theory could include Timothy Morton’s hyperobjects or the Anthropocene discourse. At its best, theory takes on the function of the disenchanted and grounded absolute spirit (Reza Negarestani) that has become conscious of the oil’s planetary mission and speaks on its behalf. But with oil on its brain, contemporary theory neglects the finite nature of the main catalyst of its paranoia. The lecturer will outline the petropolitical horizons of contemporary theory and pinpoint its thin areas that allow alternative thinking to seep through from the future.

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    13:00, 14:00, 15:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    The public program for The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100 includes tours of The New Museum for Bees, an ongoing project by the German group finger launched in 2012. During the tours, developed by the artists for the Moscow version of their project, Garage guides will tell visitors about the history and specifics of bee colonies and beekeeping in general.

    Historically, bees and the life of bee colonies have attracted a great deal of interest and have been the subject of studies which draw parallels with how human society functions. Learning about the workings of a bee colony in the center of the city while visiting an exhibition of contemporary art is, to say the least, unusual. Three museum spaces have been specially designed by finger to be placed over custom-built beehives. Each “gallery” examines a specific subject: the so-called “bee killer” (the parasitic mite Varroa destructor), the use of bees in gastronomy, and the global myth of the disappearance of insects in Europe. In this way, bees are once again a reason to talk about other issues, from societal and ecological to utopian and apocalyptic scenarios for the future.

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  • 12:00–13:30

    Garage Education Center

    “Mapping Sustainable Futures.” An open lecture by Katya Nikitina

    Sustainability addresses many different levels, from adaptation to the environment to the development of situational knowledge about the way human and nonhuman agents form vital bonds. As our very existence is threatened by the destructive influence of anthropogenic factors, humans need to hope for a sustainable future. The lecture will focus on mapping as a way of reflecting existing economic and interspecies bonds as well as a medium for projecting or creating various pictures of the world. Maps do not only describe the territories we inhabit and are part of, but also “precede territories” and create them. Maps are the future that is accessible to us today, and therefore the most sustainable kind of future.

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  • 17:00, 18:00, 19:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    The public program for The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100 includes tours of The New Museum for Bees, an ongoing project by the German group finger launched in 2012. During the tours, developed by the artists for the Moscow version of their project, Garage guides will tell visitors about the history and specifics of bee colonies and beekeeping in general.

    Historically, bees and the life of bee colonies have attracted a great deal of interest and have been the subject of studies which draw parallels with how human society functions. Learning about the workings of a bee colony in the center of the city while visiting an exhibition of contemporary art is, to say the least, unusual. Three museum spaces have been specially designed by finger to be placed over custom-built beehives. Each “gallery” examines a specific subject: the so-called “bee killer” (the parasitic mite Varroa destructor), the use of bees in gastronomy, and the global myth of the disappearance of insects in Europe. In this way, bees are once again a reason to talk about other issues, from societal and ecological to utopian and apocalyptic scenarios for the future.

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  • 19:30–21:00

    Garage Auditorium

    “The Politics and Aesthetics of Climate Emergency”. А Lecture by T. J. Demos.

    We’re told we’re in a climate emergency—but whose is it?

    For Extinction Rebellion, reducing atmospheric carbon is a global urgency; for green neoliberals, it’s entrepreneurial, a time of economic opportunity; for Indigenous communities, this emergency continues centuries of colonial violence and genocide; for authoritarian nationalists, it’s a migration threat best addressed through military security. How might one’s emergency erase or empower another’s?

    By considering the becoming-activist of aesthetics in relation to both climate mobilizations and the weaponized atmospheres of militarized streets and border zones (highlighted in the Whitney Museum’s “teargas” biennial and corresponding protests), this presentation considers the complexity of emergency politics, as well as how emergency might give way to the emergence of emancipated futures through intersectionalist social movements.

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  • 13:00, 14:00, 15:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    The public program for The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100 includes tours of The New Museum for Bees, an ongoing project by the German group finger launched in 2012. During the tours, developed by the artists for the Moscow version of their project, Garage guides will tell visitors about the history and specifics of bee colonies and beekeeping in general.

    Historically, bees and the life of bee colonies have attracted a great deal of interest and have been the subject of studies which draw parallels with how human society functions. Learning about the workings of a bee colony in the center of the city while visiting an exhibition of contemporary art is, to say the least, unusual. Three museum spaces have been specially designed by finger to be placed over custom-built beehives. Each “gallery” examines a specific subject: the so-called “bee killer” (the parasitic mite Varroa destructor), the use of bees in gastronomy, and the global myth of the disappearance of insects in Europe. In this way, bees are once again a reason to talk about other issues, from societal and ecological to utopian and apocalyptic scenarios for the future.

    Register

  • 17:00, 18:00, 19:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    The public program for The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100 includes tours of The New Museum for Bees, an ongoing project by the German group finger launched in 2012. During the tours, developed by the artists for the Moscow version of their project, Garage guides will tell visitors about the history and specifics of bee colonies and beekeeping in general.

    Historically, bees and the life of bee colonies have attracted a great deal of interest and have been the subject of studies which draw parallels with how human society functions. Learning about the workings of a bee colony in the center of the city while visiting an exhibition of contemporary art is, to say the least, unusual. Three museum spaces have been specially designed by finger to be placed over custom-built beehives. Each “gallery” examines a specific subject: the so-called “bee killer” (the parasitic mite Varroa destructor), the use of bees in gastronomy, and the global myth of the disappearance of insects in Europe. In this way, bees are once again a reason to talk about other issues, from societal and ecological to utopian and apocalyptic scenarios for the future.

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  • 19:30–21:00

    Garage Auditorium

    Artist talk: Patricia Piccinini

    Patricia Piccinini will talk in particular about her works in the exhibition The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100—The Comforter and Litter—and the way that these works fit into her practice. She will also discuss new works and her studio and museum practice and processes.

    Patricia Piccinini will speak about her practice, which is focused on bodies, nature, and relationships: the relationships between people and other creatures, between people and our bodies, between creatures and the environment, between the artificial and the natural. She is particularly interested in the way that the everyday realities of the world around us change these relations. Perhaps because of this, many have looked at her practice in terms of science and technology, however, it is just as informed by Surrealism and mythology. Her work aims to shift the way that people look at the world around them and question their assumptions about the relationships they have with the world, especially the natural world. Donna Harraway has described her as “a sister in technoculture, a co-worker committed to taking “naturecultures” seriously… [and] a story teller in the radical experimental lineage of feminist science fiction.”

    Piccinini is especially interested in things that fall outside of our traditional ideas of normal or beautiful, or that step across the boundaries that we erect between things. How does contemporary technology and culture change our understanding of what it means to be human? What is our relationship withand responsibilities towards—that which we create, and with the natural world that surrounds us. While ethics are central, her approach is always ambiguous and questioning rather than moralistic and didactic.

    Ideas rather than methods are central to the way Piccinini works, although drawing plays a central generative role in everything. As an artist, she works with whatever mediums seems best suited to evoking the sorts of thoughts and emotions she is interested in playing with: sculpture, installation, photography, video, drawing—from intimate drawings to gigantic public sculptures such as The Skywhale.

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  • 13:00, 14:00, 15:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    The public program for The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100 includes tours of The New Museum for Bees, an ongoing project by the German group finger launched in 2012. During the tours, developed by the artists for the Moscow version of their project, Garage guides will tell visitors about the history and specifics of bee colonies and beekeeping in general.

    Historically, bees and the life of bee colonies have attracted a great deal of interest and have been the subject of studies which draw parallels with how human society functions. Learning about the workings of a bee colony in the center of the city while visiting an exhibition of contemporary art is, to say the least, unusual. Three museum spaces have been specially designed by finger to be placed over custom-built beehives. Each “gallery” examines a specific subject: the so-called “bee killer” (the parasitic mite Varroa destructor), the use of bees in gastronomy, and the global myth of the disappearance of insects in Europe. In this way, bees are once again a reason to talk about other issues, from societal and ecological to utopian and apocalyptic scenarios for the future.

    Register

  • 17:00, 18:00, 19:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    The public program for The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100 includes tours of The New Museum for Bees, an ongoing project by the German group finger launched in 2012. During the tours, developed by the artists for the Moscow version of their project, Garage guides will tell visitors about the history and specifics of bee colonies and beekeeping in general.

    Historically, bees and the life of bee colonies have attracted a great deal of interest and have been the subject of studies which draw parallels with how human society functions. Learning about the workings of a bee colony in the center of the city while visiting an exhibition of contemporary art is, to say the least, unusual. Three museum spaces have been specially designed by finger to be placed over custom-built beehives. Each “gallery” examines a specific subject: the so-called “bee killer” (the parasitic mite Varroa destructor), the use of bees in gastronomy, and the global myth of the disappearance of insects in Europe. In this way, bees are once again a reason to talk about other issues, from societal and ecological to utopian and apocalyptic scenarios for the future.

    Register

  • 12:00–15:00

    Garage Auditorium

    Participants of the project will present the scientific and artistic findings made during the workshops that involved working with alternative energy and mapping agents. The audience will see an alternative map of real and possible worlds, reflecting non-human politics and economies of the post-Soviet territories.

    13:00, 14:00, 15:00

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tours of The New Museum for Bees

    The public program for The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100 includes tours of The New Museum for Bees, an ongoing project by the German group finger launched in 2012. During the tours, developed by the artists for the Moscow version of their project, Garage guides will tell visitors about the history and specifics of bee colonies and beekeeping in general.

    Historically, bees and the life of bee colonies have attracted a great deal of interest and have been the subject of studies which draw parallels with how human society functions. Learning about the workings of a bee colony in the center of the city while visiting an exhibition of contemporary art is, to say the least, unusual. Three museum spaces have been specially designed by finger to be placed over custom-built beehives. Each “gallery” examines a specific subject: the so-called “bee killer” (the parasitic mite Varroa destructor), the use of bees in gastronomy, and the global myth of the disappearance of insects in Europe. In this way, bees are once again a reason to talk about other issues, from societal and ecological to utopian and apocalyptic scenarios for the future.

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    19:30–21:00

    Garage Auditorium

    “Bugs in video games through the artist’s eyes.” A lecture by Sergey Rozhin

    A bug is a hilarious and annoying mistake, somewhat of a glitch in a program… But what about looking at them differently? What if using bugs enables the building of alternative relationships with computer games?

    In fact, bugs are not necessarily associated with something irritating. The Internet is full of videos with rankings of errors found in various computer games, along with detailed instructions explaining how to detect them. A good bug is valued as much as a decent Easter egg, that is a joke deliberately included into the game by its creators. Just like the Easter egg, the bug busts the illusion of plausibility and questions the rationality of the game’s virtual world, but whereas the Easter egg is a kind of author’s signature, the bug’s behavior remains unpredictable. Nevertheless, many bugs are intentionally kept in games even after their discovery.

    What types of bugs can be found in computer games? How do they occur? What does a bug mean to a player? And is it possible to apprehend bugs metaphysically? Sergey Rozhin’s informal lecture will introduce the most popular bugs, discuss their influence on game culture as well as culture in a wider sense, and explain the meaning of bugs from an artist’s perspective.

    The lecturer will discuss examples from the games The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, Mafia 2, Mafia 3, The Sims 3, GTA 3, GTA 4, GTA 5, Bloodborne, Half-Life 2, Goldeneye 007, Stalker, FIFA, Creepy Watson, Red Dead Redemption, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Heavy Rain, etc.

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