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In Marinoj to the Grove have parked a museum

Yesterday in Moscow the centre of modern culture " has opened; Garage “ headed by Darya Zhukovoj. The girlfriend of oligarch Roman Abramovich compared the child with London Tate Modern not in vain - both on scale, and on a stuffing “ Garage “ in Marinoj to the Grove quite pulls on a high-grade museum of the modern art. The variant of such museum on centre inauguration have presented Ilya and Emilija Kabakovy. On their halls “ the Alternative history of art “ wandered IRINA - KULIK and MILENA - ORLOVA.
“ Garage “ it is visible from apart - svezheotremontirovannyj it is red - the white facade sparkles as a gold tchervonets in the started Soviet industrial zone. At an input stowaway beginning artists crowded, inside started up under invitations - polite protection showed a way to the exposition beginning on the other hand a huge building. Spectators have directed on the same trajectory on which when - that architect Melnikov has forced to move buses in garage: that those did not have a need to reverse. Actually, also museums are arranged also - yet will not pass all exposition, buffet and a bookshop will not reach.

the museum has appeared a through plot of the Moscow retrospective show of Ilya and Emili Kabakovyh. But if opened in GMII of Pushkin installation “ Gate “ (see yesterday`s “ “) Narrated about thirst of the artist to get to a museum which nevertheless remains unattainable, “ Alternative history of arts “ represents this most desired museum with naturalism of a hyperrealistic blende. In constructivist “ Garage “ with meticulousness of movie pavilion scenery of a museum of modernist art are built.

among the public who have dispersed on halls, Roman Abramovich with a contented face of the honours pupil after examination has modestly slipped. Collectors, critics and theorists reverentially examined well painted walls and is masterful exposed light - such are not present either in GMII, or in the Tretyakov gallery. The budget kabakovskoj has made exhibitions about $3 million - and these millions are appreciable in all. However, opening was modest - except Darya Zhukovoj speaking on - russki with easy London accent, couples of Kabakovyh and the curator of an exhibition Joseph Bakshtejna on a scene was nobody. For an opening day have dated news that Ilya and Emilija Kabakovy are awarded by the Japanese Imperial award in the field of the fine arts, one of the most honourable in them and so not small nagradnom the list. The couple has received this award in a nomination “ the Sculpture “ becoming the first representatives of the modern art, recruited ranks of convertible figures of the domestic cultural establishment which has already received this award, among which Alfred Shnitke, Sofia Gubajdullina, Mstislav Rostropovich and the Maya Plisetskaya. Home Ilya Kabakov comes back in the status of the present museum classic.

to the spectator not familiar with creativity of the classic, it is easy to be deceived and believe that exhibitions of three different artists making “ Alternative history of art “ and really represent real historical characters. But it is generalised characters of typical representatives of three periods of domestic art of the XX-th century. As though the artist who has become by the live classic and could not believe that it and truth took in the present museum, and made secure, constructing own in which to anybody except it there is no place. “ alternative history of arts “ something reminds a film “ To be John Malkovich “. Aspiring to get involved in an unpleasant incident arts, Ilya Kabakov, as well as Malkovich in a film, gets to own head - and it appears in the world occupied exclusively by its doubles.

the biography of the first of these characters, Charles Rosental, looks really axiomatic. Was born in 1898 in Kherson, comprehended elements of art craft, helping the father - to the photographer to retouch pictures, has got over to Petersburg, has received skills of the academic painting, studied in avant-guard at Walked, and then at Malevich, in 1922 - the m has emigrated to Paris where was lost under car wheels on Montmartre in 1933 - m.

Year of  destruction of the first of characters of alternative history of arts appears date of birth of the second - a certain I.Kabakova, the informal artist 1970 - h years which, however, does not need to be identified with real Ilya Kabakovym. Rotary for Kabakova - the character the moment - acquaintance to Charles Rosental`s creativity as which that considered as the teacher, - in the present Ilya Kabakova`s biography, naturally, is absent (“ at me never was teachers “ the artist in the text accompanying an exhibition) informs. And all presented at an exhibition “ works 1970 - h “ actually are created already in 2000 - e years. As well as products of the third presented in “ a museum “ the author - “ the artist 1990 - h “ Igor Spivaka who was born in 1970 of the self-educated person from Kiev, whose biography is almost unknown, it is clear only that it anyhow was a sign with creativity whether Charles Rosental, whether I.Kabakova.

Ilya Kabakov it is always masterful, as the present writer, was able to think out stories of nonexistent characters with artist`s bents, and in this sense “ Alternative history of arts “ looks continuation classical albomnoj series 1970 - h “ Ten characters “. However, Ilya Kabakov - the writer much more convincing, than Taverns - the stylist. Works of characters of three different epoch look approximately equally both on plots, and on artistic touches. All of them write in effect the same pictures changing sense only in a various historical and biographic context. And Rosental remembering in Paris utopian spirit of early years of the Soviet power, and the conceptualist 1970 - h, and nostalgirujushchy on “ to a scoop “ Reorganisation artist Spivak draw same sotsrealisticheskie idylls - parades on Red Square and holidays on VDNH, Stalin sanatoria and empire sluices of Moscow canal, smiling weavers and pioneers having a rest in camp.

installation of 1991 " is devoted the same Soviet idyll also; the Red car “. A fragile carriage - a change house the freakish design in the spirit of tatlinskoj frames the towers, rhymed with historical overlappings of garage of engineer Shuhova. Having entered in a carriage, the spectator appears as if on a tribune from which beholds a panorama of celebratory parade with dirigible balloons and balloons on a car wall. And from a podium on which the car is established, other panorama - a huge hall like Turbine in that London Tate Modern which, it is necessary to hope opens already, will fill not only phantoms of the Soviet past.