Garage Field Research program
Generated by the interests of artists, curators, and writers working around the world, Garage Field Research gives new perspectives on overlooked or little-known events, philosophies, places, or people relating to Russian culture.
Initiated in 2013, the aim of the Field Research Program is to give new perspectives on overlooked or little-known events, philosophies, places, or people relating to Russian culture. The topics are driven by the interests of the invited participants and include elements of academic fellowship while prioritizing fieldwork and idiosyncratic artistic research as the primary methods for the production of new interpretations. Supported by its own department within the Museum, Field Research provides access to local experts, archives, and institutions, as well as making the process and results regularly accessible to the public
By championing strategies of resistance and bringing to light the places, events, and people often neglected by or recouped from dominant histories, each research project challenges the leading positions of dominant agents of knowledge, liberating knowledge from belonging to one discipline, one culture or one narrative, and breaks free from the prevailing impermeability of academic and archival institutions in the country.
- John Akomfrah: The National Question
- Walid Raad: Scratching on Things I Could Disavow
- Karol Radziszewski: QAI/RU
- Naeem Mohaiemen: Pechat’ Solidarnosti
- Dance Cooperative Isadorino Gore: Soviet Gesture
- Lucy McKenzie in collaboration with Markus Proschek and Beca Lipscombe: Travertina
- Alexey Ulko. The Other East: Esotericism and Postcolonialism in Central Asia
- Dora García in collaboration with Maria Lind: Kollontai