Rasheed Araeen. A Retrospective, installation view, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2019 (courtesy of Alexey Narodizkiy)
Meaning a sacred or holy place, and a place of refuge or safety, the concept of sanctuary has roots in Abrahamic and other religions. It conveys the idea of hospitality toward strangers and the provision of protection for fugitives. In recent years, in the post-capitalist economy, ‘sanctuary’ has been imagined as a reserve of beauty, peace, and harmony (i.e., a resort, retreat), re-emerging as a point of reference in the environmentalist discourse. And in media studies, ‘information bubbles’ created on social media have also been linked to the idea of sanctuary.
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and The Garage Journal: Studies in Art, Museums and Culture announce a call for papers for the 8th Garage International Conference, Utopias of (Non)Knowledge: The Museum as a Research Hub, which will take place on September 24 and 25, 2021.
The Garage Journal: Studies in Art, Museums & Culture is launching a grant program to support independent and early career researchers engaged in writing on the arts and culture. The Garage Journal’s grants are intended to encourage new, original research and to foster diversity and inclusivity in the academic environment.