Substitute of Contemporary Art Moscow
planning office, ICA Moscow 1995 | 96
In 1995/96 we spent 10 months in Moscow. Our host was the Institue of Contemporary Art (ICA). Hidden in the attic of a residential building no sign indicated its existence. Its entrance was known to insiders only. During our we developed the "Substitute of Contemporary Art" as a projected space for Moscow’s contemporary art scene which then had settled in niches apart from the official art world. The premises originally served as Ilya Kabakov's studio before he left the country. We used it's floorplan as the blueprint for the "Substitute of Contemporary Art". Just as Le Corbusier used a single cell as a module to a city, we designed various architectonic types, from a groundfloor bungalow to a megastructure.