OCULUS TWO. Young Artists Exhibition
14.07 - 07.08.2012
Program: [Educational projects]
OCULUS TWO. Pro Arte Young Artists Exhibition
14 July—7 August 2012
OCULUS TWO is a joint project of the St Petersburg Pro Arte Culture and Arts Charitable Foundation and in the St Petersburg branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts. The project is a part of the 3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Artists. It presents St Petersburg-based artists who feel restrained by the limits of academic art education and reach beyond. They share the knowledge received in the Pro Arte programme for young artists that was established 10 years ago to support contemporary artists.
OCULUS TWO will for the first time show the works of the programme alumni and current students. Though the artists may have had different experiences, they share the same frame of reference.
The project deals with the unique character of artistic vision. The artist’s starting point is perception; changing its perspective leads to different world outlooks. Perspective is not some obsolete or pathetic device aimed to justify that ‘every artists sees in his or her own way’. It is more of a map where the artist’s individuality is pinned side by side with other artists. Every participant of OCULUS TWO displays the direction of his or her glance and the object it is focused on.
Participating artists: Anna Andrzhiyevskaya, Tatiana Akhmetgalieva, Stas Bags, Pavel Brat, Marina Vinnik, Diana Vishnevskaya, Ilya Grishayev, Polina Dubchinskaya, Vadim Komissarov, Sergei Krylov, Evgenia Machneva, Semyon Motolyanets, Petr Pavlensky, Anastasia Pavlitskaya, Ksenia Pasyura, Veronika Rudyeva-Ryazantseva, Ivan Tuzov, Anna Ustrekhova.
Installation, video, collage, objects
Curator: Anna Buyvid
The School for Young Artists education project in a joint project of the Pro Arte Foundation and the St Petersburg branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (supported by Mikhail Prokhorov)