SANCTUARY 21C

Opened MAY 9TH, 2017

Sanctuary at 21c Room 19

Sanctuary is a collaboration between painter Sebastiaan Bremer and musician-composer Josephine Wiggs to make a space for living and creating. Bremer is best known for his paintings using archival family photographs; Wiggs is the bass player in the Breeders. In the mid ’90’s they shared a loft in Chelsea, New York City, a space which was sparsely furnished with items found on the street, and where ambience was created by use of a yellow light bulb above the kitchen sink, a red one in the shower.

In furnishing and arranging the rooms, Bremer’s style is eclectic, inclusive, egalitarian, tempered by Wiggs’s more minimal sensibility. In the bedroom/painting room are paints and inks from Bremer’s Brooklyn studio. Instruments from Wiggs’ home studio are installed in the living room/music room.

This suite was created with the invaluable help of Nico Jorcino. Carpentry by Peter Golemboski. Meditative calm from Dejuan Talley. With thanks to Noah Perish. Shepherded by Alice Gray Stites, and made within the generous spirit of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson.

Nashville, 2017


About 21c

21c Museum Hotels has announced it will open its newest property, 21c Nashville, this May in the heart of downtown, near the city’s 5th Avenue of the Arts, Ryman Auditorium, and Printer’s Alley. The Museum Hotel will feature 10,500 square feet of exhibition galleries, open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days per week. 21c Nashville will open with the inaugural exhibition Truth or Dare: A Reality Show, which will include works by Leo Villareal, Shahzia Sikander, Serkan Özkaya, and Richard Mosse, among others, and site-specific commissions including by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Sebastiaan Bremer. The architectural firm Deborah Berke Partners has reimagined the historic Gray & Dudley Building, a former wholesale hardware company, for 21c Nashville, preserving the building’s historic elements, while creating a versatile platform for exhibiting contemporary art.

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.