The first exhibition of John Baldessari’s work in Russia, 1+1=1 is co-curated by Garage’s new Chief Curator, Kate Fowle and Garage International Advisor, Hans Ulrich Obrist. The exhibition will present a selection from the artist’s most recent paintings, which offer a playful double take on the canon of art history and continue his longstanding investigation into the tensions of word and image.
Produced in 2011 and 2012, the works were created as four interconnected series. This exhibition will be the first time the series have been presented together.
To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, a public event is planned with John Baldessari in conversation with Ilya Kabakov. The artist will also create a new billboard work in Gorky Park. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue with texts by the artist, curators, and other specialists.