Opening May 9, Sebastiaan Bremer ‘Sanctuary’ Installation at 21c Museum Hotel
Sanctuary 21c is an immersive work that will transform a guest suite, combining components of a music-recording studio with antique mirrors, tile work, urban signage, and Bremer’s own artwork. The resulting ‘sanctuary’ will break down barriers between art and music, art and life, and the artist and the audience, as guests become participants, able to make and record music. Sanctuary 21c is the latest evolution of Sebastiaan Bremer’s installations in which he and his collaborators create studio space to make art and play and record music.
21c Museum, a multi-venue museum with locations in seven cities, is one of the largest contemporary art museums in the U.S., and North America’s only collecting museum dedicated solely to art of the 21st century. It was founded in 2006 by Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown, philanthropists, preservationists, and contemporary art collectors, who were inspired by the idea that art can spur urban revitalization and catalyze civic connection. Envisioning a new way to expand access to contemporary art in urban centers, they created 21c Museum Hotel, seamlessly integrating a fully functioning contemporary art museum within the fabric of a hotel, overturning the hierarchies of a traditional art museum.