Public-Art Project Play at the Art Prospect Festival


25.09 - 28.09.2014

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Program: [Along with the city]

NCCA, North-Western branch
PRO ARTE Foundation
CEC Artslink Foundation
With the support of
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and
Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation


September 25-28, 2014

Public-Art Project “Play” at the “Art Prospect” Festival

Opening – 25 September at 5 p.m.

Participants of the School for Young Artists: Vadim Zaitsev, Sasha Zubritskaya, Anastasiya Kizilova, Svetlana Koksharova, Lera Lerner, Liza Linner, Natalya Tikhonova, Leonid Tskhe, Alexander Androsov, Alexei Gratchev, Zhanna Nagoryanskaya, Vadim Leukhin.

The School for the Young Artists of PRO ARTE Foundation and NCCA participated in a workshop with curator Kendal Henry to create interactive public artworks for the Art Prospect festival.

In keeping with the festival’s theme of Ecological relationships, the group explored ways in which the Festival’s guests can take part in a kind of a game played with the surrounding natural environment.

The outcomes of the master-class will be presented at the St. Petersburg annual Art Prospect Festival which brings contemporary art out into the city streets, while artists from all over the world get a chance to share their works with the local residents and introduce them to art, helping people to communicate with the city and with each other. This year the Festival took place in the Petrogradsky district.

The students the School for the Young Artists created a number of play art-objects in the courtyard of the Troitskaya 1 residential building (No 16 on the Festival map). The project is addressed both to the festival participants and to the people who live in the neighborhood and especially to the children.

The School for the Young Artists is a joint project of the North-Western Branch of the NCCA and the PRO ARTE Foundation supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation.



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