The Easel

Moscow’s First-Ever Garage Triennial Casts a Floodlight on Russia’s Elusive Art Scene

Contemporary art in Russia is diverse – the art scene spreads across 200 nationalities and 11 time zones. It is also troubled because officialdom is very touchy about free expression through art. Russia’s largest ever contemporary art show rises to the challenge, showing “a bracingly expressive slice of the zeitgeist” as well as “hard-bitten post-Soviet resilience”. A background piece is here.