Bureau des transmissions

Date

From 7 March 2019 to 15 May 2019

Hours

11:00–22:00

Place

Lab

Bureau des transmissions focuses on the production and circulation of knowledge in a museum setting.

The experimental space of the project encourages visitors to look at educational strategies as an integral part of the life of the contemporary museum. Borrowed from the art historian Claude-Hubert Tatot, the original French title—which means “signal office”—refers to a place where important, usually military, information is communicated. Invoking telegraph, radio, fiber optics or any other means of generating vital connectivity, the title suggests that contemporary museums have to be competent in a variety of fields: as well as research centers and incubators for new art they act as platforms for educational experiments. Our prediction is that future museums, like universities, will be organized as campuses, with artists acting as experts and education taking on the role of social activist.

Presented as a forum with artists’ interventions, Bureau des transmissions will function in various modes: as a continuous performance, a program of master classes, and a series of meetings with the artists and educators involved in the project. The full schedule will be announced separately.

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Here we’ve put together materials to help you get ready for a visit to the Museum or to take a deep-dive into the themes of current exhibitions and programs at Garage.

Schedule

Collective Strings: Participatory installation by Karoline H. Larsen

The artist suggests transforming the museum space using colored ribbons by lacing constructions and objects with them. Half-choreographically staged, half impromptu, Larsen’s installation builds situations of spontaneous interaction activating the therapeutic energy of collective creativity.

Date
March 7–May 15
Place
Garage LAB

Workshops featuring artist Karoline H. Larsen

Date
March 7–9
Place
Garage LAB

The Ladder Café: Participatory project by the microsillons collective

Artists of the Swiss collective microsillons encourage Garage visitors to engage in a dialogue with a Museum mediator by taking one of the cups standing on the ladder. Each cup has a drawing or text on it which is set to become the starting point of the conversation. Ideas arising during the discussion will later themselves take the form of inscriptions or drawings on the cups.

Date
March 7–May 15
Place
Garage LAB

Translation Wardrobe: A game installation by Linda Vigdorčika

Date
March 7–May 15
Place
Garage LAB

Pedagogical Poems. A lecture by Arseny Zhilyaev

Artist Arseny Zhilyaev will explain how to implement educational activities in museums— “the avant-garde museums of the early twentieth century” along with contemporary ones.

Date
19:30–21:00
Time
19:30–21:00
Place
Garage LAB

Stage performance of the short story “Adar”, director Olga Jitlina

Resident of Garage Studios and Artist Residencies, artist Olga Jitlina is preparing a new dramatization of her short story “Adar”. Based on a real-life event—the death of the Gambian refugee Pateh Sabally in Venice’s Grand Canal, “Adar” brings together three biographies: of a lover, a homeless man in St. Petersburg, and an African refugee, who experience three political maxims: liberty, equality, and fraternity.

Date
Thursday, March 21
Time
19:30–20:30
Place
Garage LAB

Artist talk over a cup of tea with Olga Jitlina and Anna Tereshkina about their project Nasreddin in Russia

Nasreddin in Russia is a multi-language newspaper for migrants launched in 2014 and based around weekly meetings and contests for the best joke in the spirit of the folklore character Nasreddin Hodja. Since fall 2018, the artists have been conducting an artistic research within the project Bureau des transmissions involving Moscow labor migrants that will conclude with the publication of a new issue of the newspaper.

Date
Saturday, March 23
Time
18:00–19:30
Place
Garage LAB

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