THE FIRST ST. PETERSBURG BIENNIAL CELEBRATION OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Exploring the artistic environment: An experimental and experiential research project
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The Saint-Petersburg Branch of the Russian Institute of Cultural Research

PARTNERS

Juri Potapov & Oleg Nikolaenkos Open Studio


European University at Saint-Petersburg


Herzen State
Pedagogical University
of Russia


The Institute of International Educational Programs


International Association
'Russian Culture'
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Participants

Artists

APOSITSIA Creative Union
Art Group 33+1
Vasil Artamonov
Igor Baskin
Sergey Baranov
Daniella Barachkova
Igor Baskakov
Dmitry Buln'igin
Gamal Bokonbaev
Jury Vasiliev
Anna Victorova
Dmirty Virzhe
Tatyana Visotskaya
Alexander Dorokhov
Ilya Gaponov
Polina Druskinas
Kirill Datsuk
Ulan Gaparov
Alexander Zuev
Igor Ivanov
Alexsey Ivanov
IKHTIC (Evgeny Luchist'ikh)
Victoria Ilushkina
Eva Irzhikova
Gulnara Kasmalieva
Grigory Khofman
Eva Kotiatkova
Alexander Klimtsov
Maxim Klimovich
Alexey Kluikov
Irog Kniazev
Kirill Koteshov
Elena Lapshina
Oleg Listsov
Peter Malkov
Vatslav Magid
Evgeny Makeev
Anna Markus
Erbol Meldibekov
Viacheslav Mizin
Damir Muratov
Oleg Nikolaenko
elena Nikitina
Art Group 'Obschee Vdragivanie'
Rock Group 'Own Radish'
Michael Pavin
Group PROMV'ISA
Igor Romanov
Andrew Rudiev
Veronika Riazantseva
Oleg Timchenko
Andrew Ustinov
Evgeny Fix
Alexander Firsanov
Valery & Natalia Cherkashin's
Andrew Chesnokov
Alexander Shaburov
Roland Shalamberidze
Masha Sharafutdinova

Curators of the Bienniale

Alina VENKOVA
Anna LYASHKO

Curators of the Projects

Anatoly Alekseev-Apraksin
Denis Bashilov
Vera Biron
Alena Boika
Julia Gnirenko
Muratbek Gumaliev
Dmitry Gutov
Eka Kartsivadze
Matia Korosteleva
Oleg Nikolaenko
Dmitry Pilikin
Jury Potapov
Alisa Prudnikova
Irina Sokolova
Alla Halaimova
Evgeny Umansky
Katerina Chudnovskaya

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August through September 2006

Organized by
The Saint-Petersburg Branch of the Russian Institute of Cultural Research

With assistance from

Unesco chair for Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, their Specific Cultures and Interreligious Dialogue

International Association 'Russian Culture'

Co-organizers

Juri Potapov & Oleg Nikolaenkos Open Studio

The First Biennial Celebration of Contemporary Art will represent and generate understanding of the current situation with respect to curator activities in the field of contemporary art, as well as theoretical reflections on the meaning of contemporary art as it is expressed in St. Petersburg.

The project is unique in its endeavor to conceive of and reveal the impact that artistic curators have on the formation of contemporary artistic life in the city of St. Petersburg. The will of the curator appears to provide a conceptual basis for artistic expression, in visual art and in other media, and it is important to explore and understand the role of artistic curators. Especially, during this time of transition when it seems that contemporary culture is experiencing a major paradigm shift. Curators of art are implicitly in the position of initiating, organizing and influencing the artistic process, in ways which differ fundamentally from traditional forms and which ultimately shape the artists presence in the work.

The main goal of this First Biennial Celebration is to establish the space for an on-going dialogue regarding contemporary artistic life in St. Petersburga space that corresponds with the latest trends and developments in the field of contemporary art worldwide. The Biennial Celebration intends to unite in a single experimental project artists, researchers, practitioners, and theoreticians in the field of contemporary art. As well as representatives of existing institutions, independent authors and researchers, adherents of the worldview of classical art, and apologists for non-classical art and different ways of interpreting contemporary trends and developments.

The program of the First Biennial Celebration will be a series of interrelated artistic and learned happenings.

The scholarly component will include open lectures, presentations of curator projects, and seminars aimed in which the vital problems of contemporary artistic and cultural development will be discussed.

The artistic component of the Biennial Celebration will include concurrently conducted competitive and non-competitive programs.

Priority will be given to the exposition of practical and theoretical research in the realm of visual arts and synthetic forms of artistic expression (painting, sculpture, drawing, art-design, mixed-media art: including experiential artwork, performance, installation, object art, land-art, video- and media-art).

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