Podcast accompanying the 2nd Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art A Beautiful Night for All the People

The podcast will help listeners to learn more about the artworks displayed at the Triennial not only from the viewpoint of art history but also from the standpoint of psychology.

Art historian, curator of the 1st Garage Triennial, and Garage Archive curator Sasha Obukhova will discuss the artistic and psychological aspects of the works on show at the 2nd Garage Triennial with professional psychologist, host of the Tea with a Psychologist podcast Egor Egorov.

Psychological interpretation is especially important for the exhibition A Beautiful Night for All the People since the very mechanism of selecting practitioners contributing to the show is highly psychological. The previous Triennial artists recommended artists for the current one, thus revealing or building certain connections with each other (friends and comrades, rivals and co-thinkers, ancestors and descendants, lovers and enemies…). That is why the project's unspoken slogan—"Corruption and Love"—is so interesting. It characterizes the system of relations developed in the field of contemporary Russian art and provides an opportunity to discuss the merits and demerits of this method of selecting participants as well as the situation in the art community as a whole.

You can listen to the podcast episodes in any order. It is not necessary to stick to the route suggested by the authors since the exploration of any territory can and even should be spontaneous.

You can listen to the podcast on SoundCloudApple Podcast or Yandex Music. 

Questions and suggestions can be sent to garagepodcast@garagemca.org.

About the podcast presenter

Sasha Obukhova (b. 1967) is an art historian. She graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1992 and studied at Central European University (Prague) in 1993. She has worked at the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA Moscow), State Tretyakov Gallery, and National Center for Contemporary Art. In 2000, as part of a working group, Sasha participated in the preparation of Tretyakov Gallery's permanent exhibition Art of the Second Half of the Twentieth Century. In 2004, she became co-founder and director of the Art Projects Foundation, where she established an archive of contemporary Russian art. Sasha is a member of the Kandinsky Prize expert council. Since 2012, she has been Head of Archive at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Co-curator of the 1st Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art.

Egor Egorov (b. 1984, Krasnodar) is a practicing psychologist and psychiatrist. He popularizes psychotherapy and its short-term methods. Author and presenter of the podcast Tea with a Psychologist. He lives and works in Krasnodar.