Collective Art of Play: Round Table

round table

14.09.2015, 19:00-20:30 Monday

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Program: [Along with the city]

CEC ArtsLink
The St. Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation
North-Western Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation


September 14, 2015 at 19.00

St Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation lecture hall
(Peter and Paul Fortress, Nevskaya kurtina, left side)

«Collective Art of Play»: Round Table

In the frames of the Public Art Festival “Art Prospect”

International Public Art Festival “Art Prospect” is the largest annual public art festival in St. Petersburg that develops new forms of creative interaction by giving artists from Russia and abroad an opportunity to come together to study the local context. Festival’s projects challenge established ideas about contemporary art and involve local residents in the creation of installations, objects, media projections and performances.

In 2015 the theme of the festival is “Play”. Among the participants are art groups and artists practicing participatory art. Festival aims to find points of contact between the collective and the artistic using play to rethink social and aesthetic interactions.

Questions of creative interaction in the context of contemporary art and collective identity will be discussed at the round table. What historical role do associations of artists in Russia and abroad play? How does the collective relate to the individual in the process of an artwork’s creation? What are the aims of interaction both within the art group and with public space and audience? What difficulties do artists face working in the group, and what are the advantages of collective work?

Art groups, participants of Art Prospect Festival 2015, taking part in the discussion:
Flux Factory (USA), Boullion Group (Georgia), Sever-7 (St.Petersburg), CYLAND, Parazit (St.Petersburg), Group 705 (Kyrgyzstan), Gorod Ustinov (Izhevsk) and others.

Moderator: Natalia Fyodorova

Tel: (812) 233 00 40, 233 05 53 (The St.Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation)

 Photo : Alexander Ivanov

2a, Glinki st, St Petersburg.  © National centre for contemporary arts. Developement [artinfo]. [Andrey Velikanov]'s design