Exhibition "Kronstadt Stories-2. Archive"


07.06 - 02.07.2017

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Program: [Art residence]

Photo: Ilya Pilipenko. Project "Radio of Unknown".


The North-Western Branch
of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts - ROSIZO
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
State Museum of the History of Saint Petersburg


June 7 - July 2, 2017

Exhibition "Kronstadt Stories-2. Archive"

Opening: June 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm

 State Museum of the History of St Petersburg

Peter and Paul Fortress, Poterna Exhibition Hall


Ilya Pilipenko (Russia), Felix Kalmenson (Canada), Anastasia Vepreva (Russia), Kate McMillan (UK), Pavel Matveyev (Russia-Sweden), Lera Lerner (Russia), Karl Larsson (Sweden), Roger Palmer (UK)

Curator: Elena Gubanova (Russia)

The North-Western Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts - ROSIZO presents the exhibition of the participants of the Art Residence Program in Kronstadt. Eight projects created by the guests of the Art Residence in 2016 will be presented at the exhibition "Kronstadt Stories-2.Archive" at the State Museum of the History of Saint Petersburg in the Peter and Paul Fortress from June 7 - July 2, 2017.

Archive is something that we inherit from previous generations’ experience. How to preserve elusive fragments of days and events, sounds and smells of passing life, the moments that are not important for the history of the country and are so essential for a person?

The artists investigated the unique history and modern life of Kronstadt and created their own versions of the past through memoirs of the residents of Kronstadt, archival materials, photo and video documentation.

Quiet voices of the people telling their life stories inseparably intertwined with the history of the island and of the whole country, interlace with the sounds of a real town, splash of waves, with what camera shutter fleetingly shots and what will momentarily become an archive of reminiscences.

The exhibition includes video and audio installations, photographs and objects.

*The NCCA Art Residence in Kronstadt provides an opportunity for both Russian and international artists to develop their projects within the framework of an international art exchange program. From 2013 - 2017, more than 100 artists from Russia and 28 countries took part in the Art Residence program.

Address: State Museum of the History of Saint Petersburg, Peter & Paul Fortress, Poterna Exhibition Hall

Metro: Gor’kovskaya

Museum hours: daily 10:00 - 20:00. The ticket office closes at 19:30.

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Photos from the opening:




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