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Grants |

Grant program for researchers

DESCRIPTION

This year Garage’s grant program for researchers focuses on the history of contemporary art institutions in Russia. The program is open to researchers from across the world.

The main goal of Archive Summer is to promote Garage Archive Collection as a source of information for researchers writing on Russian contemporary art. The focus of the program changes every year to reflect the variety of topics covered by the archive’s documents and the researchers’ academic interests.

Institutional development is among the aspects of Russian contemporary art history that have yet to be thoroughly studied. In 2013 and 2014 Garage collaborated with Ekaterina Foundation and XL Projects to produce Reconstruction, a two-volume companion to the exhibition of the same name devoted to the history of Moscow art galleries in the 1990s and based on the findings of Garage Research. Since the publication of Reconstruction, Garage Archive has dramatically expanded its collection of documents on the history of Russian art institutions, which now includes materials on the Tsaritsyno Museum and the State Tretyakov Gallery’s collections of contemporary art (Andrey Erofeev Colection), The Club of Avant-Garde Artists, The Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow, The Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow Art Magazine, Fabrika Center for Creative Industries, Moskovskaya Palitra Gallery, and Gallery 21 (Saint Petersburg).

The archive also holds a unique collection of documents, videos, and photographs from the archives of the first galleries that emerged in Moscow after the collapse of the Soviet Union (Aidan Gallery, XL Gallery, TV Gallery), archives of the key Russian critics and pioneering curators, including those who worked with particular institutions (Andrey Erofeev, Viktor Misiano, Victor and Margarita Tupitsyn), photo and video archives of Igor Makarevich, George Kiesewalter, Joseph Backstein, Vlad Chizhenkov, Mikhail Nazarov and others, as well as documents on self-organised initiatives and artist-run exhibition spaces in different cities.

Five winners will be selected through an open call. Applications will be accepted from February 28 until March 31. The program will take place from June 3 to September 1.

Application deadline: March 31, 2019


Grant award amount: 70,000 rubles

CONDITIONS

Along with a grant of 70,000 RUB, Garage will cover the recipient’s travel costs and provide accommodation if required. Successful applicants will be invited to work at the archive for one summer month. Exact dates are to be confirmed with the organizers

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Application to Archive Summer consists of four parts:

CV;


List of publications;


Academic reference;


Personal statement including a brief description of the project.

Applications will be accepted in .doc/docx. File names must contain the applicant’s family name and the city the application is coming from. 

Example:

Ivanov_Ivan_Moscow_statement

Ivanov_Ivan_Moscow_CV

Applications sent to archivesummer@garagemca.org will be accepted until March 31, 2019. Results will be published on the Museum’s website on April 21, 2019

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