Saturday, 26 June 2010

The Moscow Garage and Meyerhold Film -Reprise


Excellent news about the film "Meyerhold Theatre and the Russian Avant-garde". The film has been selected as part of the "100 years of performance" in Moscow along with films by Yoko Ono and other film makers, which is being held at the Garage in Moscow. The exhibition is a 100 year history of theatre using film and video installations.The Garage is a new venue for modern art in Moscow. It is a converted bus garage which was designed by the grat Russian avant-garde architect and artist Konstantin Melnikov. The exhibition will run from June until September 2010. We filmed there some years ago for the film Architecture and the Russian Avant-garde. At that time it was still a working garage so it was interesting to see how they have converted the building for use as an art gallery. The model it seems to me is the Tate Modern in London but on a smaller scale. There are two other main exhibitions; Mark Rothko which has an excellent range of Rothko's work and also The Feast of Trimalchio by AES+F also a film/video installation on a grand scale. The exhibition was first featured in New York last year where "Meyerhold Theatre and the Russian Avant-garde" was shown. Gratifying to see it in my (now) home town of Moscow where I can get to see it myself. have a look at the excert below.