Artist Dasha Plesen’s Mold + Bacteria Compositions Capture The Beauty of Decay

Artist Dasha Plesen (aka Daria Fedorova) is a Moscow-based artist with a love of microbiological mapping. Her work—comprised of petri dishes that house a number of molds, spores and bacteria in addition to household objects—captures a multitude of textures, colors and compositions. These striking microcosms play with the organic and inorganic, exposing a profusion of infinitesimal worlds, the decomposition process and the beauty that lies …

Soviet Space Graphics: Cosmic Visions From the USSR

Made in collaboration with the Moscow Design Museum, Alexandra Sankova’s Soviet Space Graphics: Cosmic Visions From the USSR (out 1 April on Phaidon) chronicles the Cold War-era graphics that accompanied ambitious plans for outer space exploration—most notably the race to the moon. While some images were pulled from popular-science magazines, others take creative liberty in depicting extraterrestrial visits, life found outside of our solar system, and …

“The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030-2100” at Moscow’s Garage Museum

Russia's premiere contemporary art institution sparks climate change dialogue with a first-ever, full-museum exhibition

For anyone wary of artist statements on climate change solutions, that isn’t what guests will find inside the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art‘s new exhibition The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030-2100. There are no answers here: no preaching, proselytizing or condescension. Instead, Moscow‘s Garage Museum (a premiere contemporary art museum and archive) put together a compelling, oftentimes provocative showcase of more than 50 …