25.10 - 13.11.2011
Place: Kaliningrad Art gallery (60-62 Moskovsky prospekt st., Kaliningrad)
Yury Vassiliev. “Russain Red Project. Narcissist”, photo, 2007
The international exhibition project “Enclave” aims at an artistic research of a complicated and diverse reality of Eastern Europe, in the special context of Kaliningrad – a Russian enclave surrounded by the countries of the European Union.
Nicolas Grospierre. «Respect», photo, 2011
The project brings together works by Polish and Kaliningrad artists which highlight the reality defined by the notion of an “enclave”. The exhibits will be art works that refer to the political, geographical and historical specificity of the place, as well as art practices that touch upon such problems as isolation, forced and voluntary solitude, loneliness and rootlessness. For several months guest Polish artists have worked in the format of art residencies coming to grips with the special context of the place. The project has engaged visual artists, musicians, video artists, writers and experts working in the interdisciplinary fields of theatre, activism and public art.
A literary performance “Extracurricular reading” will be staged by Sasha Artamonova, Igor Belov, Zhenia Lapteva, Sergey Mikhailov, Pavel Nastin and Konstantin Traschenkov at the exhibition opening.
As part of the project various artistic events will be held in other museum and public spaces of the city:
The organizers would like to thank the Kaliningrad art gallery and the Regional Art and Historical museum for their support in the implementation of author projects.
On October 26th at 11 – 14 p.m. a round table will be held at the Kaliningrad art gallery in the framework of the “Enclave” project opening. It will gather the exhibition participants and project curators, writers, architects and philosophers who will discus the large notion of “enclave” as applied to their areas of expertise.