29.04 - 19.06.2011, 00:00-20:00
Curators: Alisa Savitskaya, [Elena Belova]
Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
Opening of the “Blizzard” exhibition, dedicated to winter as an artistic metaphor for Russian life, will take place on the 28th of April in the restored part of the Arsenal building of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin. Participants of the exhibition – renowned contemporary Russian artists – present their outlook on “blizzard country”, buried underneath deep snow, with mental and social motifs intermingling within.
The “Blizzard” connotes obscurity and indeterminacy of territory which is almost entirely bereft of linear reactions, distinct cause-effect relations and consecutive reactions, artistic as well as panhuman ones. In endless snow it is difficult to distinguish between reality and recollection, the past and future, archaic archive and futuristic prognosis. At the same time blizzard is repetitive as is never-ending historical cycle, recurring from one year to the next.
Artists: Dmitry Gutov, Vadim Zakharov, Collective Actions group, Where Dogs Run group, Igor Makarevich and Elena Elagina, Provmyza group, The Bluesoup group, Leonid Tishkov, Olga Chernysheva, Sergey Shutov.