"Tracing Lunacharsky"


30.11 - 02.12.2012

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On November 30, 2012 at 17:00 in the attic of the «Kronprinz» barracks will open an exhibition of contemporary art of Kaliningrad “Tracing Lunacharsky” dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the Baltic Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art.

In 2008, Dutch artists Topp & Dubio discovered the remaining works of the young Kaliningrad artist Yuri Lunacharsky. The young sculptor died at age 30 without ever having exhibited his art. In the same year, Topp & Dubio posthumously organized his first solo exhibition in the Hague in the Netherlands.

In 2011, during a spontaneous intervention to remember his existence, Topp & Dubio decided to take care of Lunacharsky's legacy for the rest of their lives. Topp & Dubio started an artistic 'dialogue' between their own art practice and Lunacharsky's oeuvre as a working method to rescue Lunacharsky's art from oblivion and to shape their posthume interconnection.

During the exhibition dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the BB NCCA, along with the legacy of Lunacharsky, other Kaliningrad authors will present their new or first time exhibited works. Among them are Danila Akimov, Oleg Blyalbyas, Dmitri Bulatov, Yury Vasiliev, “Gentle Women” group, Yury Pavlov, Alexandr Podoprigorov, Grigory Selski, Eugene Umanski, Elena Tsvetaeva, Vadim Chaly, Alexey Chebykin, Vladimir Scherbakov.

Frits Deijks and Sander de Haas (Topp & Dubio)

Founded in 1995 group of artists Topp & Dubio promote an artistic outlook on life through their practices. they often realize their projects at non-traditional (from an artistic point of view) locations (private and public spaces such as restaurants, apartments, parks, etc.) Using advantages of the documentary media (photography, video, new technologies, narrative construction with the aid of artistic concepts) the artists are striving to form and promote a subjective view on the world of knowledge. in the framework of their project they create a space for personal, subversive, fictitious narration that substitutes the official historiography.

Project “Tracing Lunacharsky” is realized together with BB NCCA, SNAP Foundation and Stroom Den Haag, Dutch and Russian artists with the support from the Ministry of Culture RF.

Exhibition opens: November 30, 2012 at 17.00

Working hours: Nov.30, 17:00-20:00, Dec.1, 14:00-20:00, Dec.2, 14:00-20:00

Located: The attic of the «Kronprinz» barracks, Litovsky val 38, entrance №6, floor 4. Entrance via Kaliningrad Institute of Management, which is located in the courtyard of the “Kronprinz” to the right.

No admission fee.

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