GRAMMAR OF FREEDOM / FIVE LESSONS
WORKS FROM ARTEAST 2000+ COLLECTION, MODERNA GALERIJA LJUBLJANA
February 6 – April 19, 2015Location:
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Curated by Zdenka Badovinac, Snejana Krasteva, and Bojana Piškur
Grammar of Freedom / Five Lessons features more than 60 works from the Arteast 2000+ Collection, presenting renowned artists from the 1960s to now including Marina Abramović, Geta Brătescu, Tomislav Gotovac, Ion Grigorescu, Ilya Kabakov, Komar & Melamid, Dan Perjovschi, Mladen Stilinović, Goran Trbuljak, and many others.
Developed by Moderna Galerija (Museum of Modern Art) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the Arteast 2000+ Collection was the first initiative in Europe to focus on postwar Eastern European artists through an international perspective. This exhibition is the first presentation of the collection in Russia.
Grammar of Freedom / Five Lessons reveals connections between Eastern European and Russian artists, both through personal collaboration and via references to the Russian avant-garde. As the title suggests, via a series of open-ended topics the common search for a language of artistic freedoms—from the era of socialist regimes in the former Yugoslavia and USSR, to the present day—provide the central focus of the show.
Grammar of Freedom / Five Lessons is the second iteration in a series of exhibitions at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art that widely explore the practice of art collecting across the globe.