September 22-25, 2016
Garden of the Yusupov Palace on the Moika River (access from 21 Dekabristov st.).

On September 22-25, 2016, the Garden of the Yusupov Palace on the Moika River will host events of the International Art Festival ART PROSPECT. Two installations "What Do Trees Remember?" by Aleksandr Gart and Yury Shtapakov and "White Clamor" by Aleksandr Shishkin-Khokusay will be presented to the visitors of the Garden.

The Festival ART PROSPECT is the major public art festival held in St. Petersburg annually. Founded by a non-profit organization CEC ArtsLink in 2012, the Festival redefines an otherwise ordinary urban landscape by sprucing up city streets, courtyards, parks and public areas with works of modern art. More than 150 artists from 20 countries participated in the Festival events from 2012 to 2015.

ART PROSPECT establishes new forms of cooperation in the world of art by giving Russian and foreign artists an opportunity to study local landscapes and reformulate their aesthetic, historical, cultural and social aspects. Within 4 years of its operation, ART PROSPECT has reconceptualized the Central, Petrogradsky and Vyborgsky districts of St. Petersburg and has attracted more than 15,000 visitors.

This year, the Admiralteysky municipality of St. Petersburg will host the 5th Festival ART PROSPECT. The main theme of the ART PROSPECT 2016 is a "Dialog."

The Admiralteysky municipality is one of the oldest in the city. It is home to many city's heritage sites. The district is also known for its diverse community ranging from immigrants to old-timers and from wealthy businessmen to students. What do these people know about each other? How does the surrounding environment affect their communication? Interdisciplinary art works focusing on the selected district created by artists from Russia, the US, Switzerland, Norway, Poland and Finland will address these issues and offer original forms of dialog as well as a new design of the community. This year, guests of the Festival will have an opportunity to visit gated courtyards, hear and assess the sounds of space, draw the flights of birds, meet local residents, learn recipes of their favorite dishes, declaim poems by Block in Hebrew, Chinese, Bulgarian and other languages, and, on top of that, enjoy lectures on history of art while riding in public transport.

Artists participating in the event will create unique works in a broad spectrum of genres: temporary installations, interactive media projects, performances. A public education program is an important element of the Festival. Open lectures, master classes and exchanges will contribute to the successful development of a "dialog" between a work of art and a spectator.

The list of ART PROSPECT 2016 venues includes the Creative Space Palma, the Garden of the Yusupov Palace on the Moika River, the State Museum of the History of Religion, the Palace of Culture for Communications Workers as well as large areas adjacent to Konnogvardeysky Boulevard, Canal Griboedova, Pochtamtskaya street and Malaya and Bolshaya Morskaya streets. Some of the Festival's projects will be implemented in the courtyard of the Anna Akhmatova Museum and in the Gallery Lyuda.

THE FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: CEC ArtsLink is an international organization promoting the development of culture and art. For over 50 years, CEC ArtsLink has been advocating international cooperation and mutual understanding through the implementation of innovative art projects. The organization supports programs promoting cultural exchange among artists and producers from 37 countries. CEC ArtsLink sincerely believes that art can serve as an effective versatile tool facilitating communication and promoting the value of knowledge, professionalism and creativity.

FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS: http://www.artprospectfestival.ru/

FESTIVAL HOURS OF OPERATION: 12.00 – 21.00 (вход до 20.30)

ADMISSION IS FREE

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