Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art is a major project by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art that aims to foster the development of Russia’s contemporary art scene. The first Triennial in 2017 featured works by over 60 artists, selected by Garage curators during research trips across the country.
The 2nd Garage Triennial, curated by Valentin Diaconov and Anastasia Mityushina, was inspired by the book After Method: Mess in Social Science Research (2004) by British sociologist John Law. In this work, Law identified a crisis in the social sciences in today’s multipolar and multicultural world, and suggested that rigid models and classifications be replaced by a non-coherent method that brings social classes together with religious communities and subcultures with ontologies (pictures of the world). A Beautiful Night for All the People is a complex assemblage based on the inaugural Triennial, the participants of which selected the artists for the 2020 exhibition.