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Andrei Monastyrsky about the exhibition “Toward the Source”

February 2017

Artist, performer, poet, contemporary art theorist, and leader of the Moscow Conceptual School, Andrei Monastyrsky speaks about investigating Garage Archive for the "Toward the Source" project. 

"Toward the Source" is the first initiative at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art to invite artists to conduct research in Garage Archive Collection and make a new work-or a new interpretation of the archive materials-in response to their discoveries.

Five intergenerational practitioners with varying creative interests have each spent eight months exploring a collection from Garage Archive Collection that they found compelling, which in turn has led to further research that both expands and deepens the specificities of each particular item under scrutiny. Addressing the issue of subjectivity that underpins aural histories and personal accounts, this exhibition bridges the gap between past and present, with artists offering a contemporary perspective on the legacies of their collective histories.


Courtesy of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art