07.02 - 28.02.2014
National Centre for Contemporary Arts, North-Western Branch
with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
February 7 - 28, 2014
Opening: Friday February 7, at 4 p.m.
State Museum of the History of St Petersburg
Final Exhibition by
the Participants of NCCA Art Residence Program in Kronstadt, 2013
Curator: Elena Gubanova
The NCCA Art Residence in Kronstadt provides an opportunity for both Russian and international artists to develop their projects within the frameworks of international art exchange projects. The NCCA Art Residence is located in the very center of Kronstadt in a two-storey house near the town’s main tourist site, the Naval Cathedral. In the closest proximity residents may find old shipyards, a sailing workshop, a drawbridge, docks, sluices, channels etc. The town’s unique historical and cultural landscape makes it particularly attractive for those who make public art, landscape art projects, as well as do social research. The NCCA North-Western Branch offers a residence fellowship for both national and international artists working on group or individual projects.
Starting from 2012 future residents are selected through an open international competition. Between January and December 2013 the Art Residence in Kronstadt hosted 25 artists from 17 countries – Australia, Austria, Belgium, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Canada, the Netherlands, Portugal, the USA, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Sweden and South Africa. The main topic they explored was the town of Kronstadt with its port, local natural and historical landscape of Kronstadt and Saint-Petersburg. The artists who stayed in the residence work with all kinds of media: photography, video-art, performance, installation, social art, archives, easel painting and graphics, animation, sculpture, feature films, iconography and book illustration, public-art, landscape projects, textile design.
Thirteen projects created by the artists who stayed at the NCCA Art Residence in Kronstadt over 2013 are displayed within the Kronstadt Stories exhibition in the State Museum of the History of Saint-Petersburg in the Peter and Paul Fortress.
Amanda Andersen (USA-Germany)
Information for visitors:
Address: Poterna Exhibition Hall, Gosudarev Bastion at the Peter & Paul Fortress
National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), North-Western Branch
Tel. (812) 2724733, www.ncca.ru
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