For two days in the middle of summer, July 13-14, contemporary art will fill the historical and cultural
complex "Fort Constantine." The North-West branch of the NCCA in the structure of ROSIZO together with
AO "Third Park"; organizes the first site-specific festival of contemporary art "THE LOOKOUT", which includes over fifteen original art objects created specifically for the fort Constantine, interpret the "memory of the place." Invited to participate in the project are contemporary Russian and foreign artists working with sculpture, objects and multimedia installations, among them ascending street art star Vladimir Abikh, composer Vladimir Rannev, participant of the Russian Pavilion 2017 Venice Biennale Irina Korina, artist of the Russian Pavilion 2019 of Venice Biennale Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai, member of the art group "ZIP" Eldar Ganeev, masters Petersburg art scene Marina Alekseeva, Peter Bely, Elena Gubanova, Ivan Govorkov.
Curator: Elena Gubanova
Producer: Anna Zavediy
Artists: Vladimir Abikh, Marina Alekseeva, Daniil Arkhipenko, Stas Bugs, Peter Bely, Olga Bozhko, Eldar Ganeev, Ivan Govorkov, Elena Gubanova, Alexey Grachev, Vadim Yelichev, Pavel Ivanov, Pavel Ignatiev, Dmitry Kawarga, Sergey Karlov, Sergey Katran, Sergey Komarov, Irina Korina, Valentina Lutsenko, Natalya Lyakh, Vladimir
Rannev, Alexander Terebenin, Alena Tereshko, Anna Franz, Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai, Stieglitz Academy.
Video show artists: Tatiana Akhmetgalieva, Masha Godovannaya, Viktoria Ilyushkina, Boris Kazakov, Andrea Stanislav, Sid Yandovka. Curator: Viktoria Ilyushkina
“The fort is like a fortified border, like a line between two spaces “one’s own and another’s ”. The fort is a kind of a pinhole camera, where the picture of the world, observed through loopholes, can be considered by the artist upside down. The sea horizon is a potential line. danger or alluring line of freedom? Or is it the "waiting line", like the heroine the ancient Greek myth Penelope, "that in despair, then again believing that he will return," she keeps loyalty to odyssey. The space inside the fort, however pragmatic, is also mysterious. Narrow corridors - batteries with remnants of rail, small rooms for storing shells with mysterious holes in the walls like Anish Kapoor, wet floor, even in the heat of summer, and echoing echoes, settled in this concrete casket forever. We offer artists to create objects and installations that would reveal the concepts of “boundaries”, “horizon”, relations “one's own — alien”, discoveries of “new land”, “expectations”. In addition, we are interested in historical interventions based on the artistic interpretation of the genius loci ”, Elena Gubanova