M'ARS Contemporary Art Centre

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M'ARS, one of Moscow's first post-Soviet art galleries, opened in 1988. It led an untroubled existence until 2015, exhibiting modern art, hosting the ComMission comic strip festival every spring, and pursuing its M'ARSovo Polye (Field of Mars) project to support young artists. At the beginning of 2015, the management decided to fully reformat the art space and shift focus to audiovisual performances. The M'ARS curators came up with the idea of an "interactive labyrinth," where interactive installations come to life at the touch of a finger. M'ARS recruits artists from France, as well as Russia, for projects like these.