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The Third International Festival “Art-Ovrag 2013.Garden City “, which was held in Vyksatown over the weekend from May 31 to June 2, has become one of the most remarkable events in the field of culture and contemporary art!
The festival has surpassed all expectations, the atmosphere of a great holiday filled the city. The festival‘s main topic- “The Garden City” concept, which appeared 150 years ago in England, then developed by Russian avant-garde artists and architects constructivists, finds it’s new expression in the industrial town of the 21st century.
Festival created a new meeting point for representatives of different genres of contemporary culture on the map of Russia. They were given the unique opportunity to interact with each other, resulting in a completely new work, which could not be implemented in other conditions. One could communicate with the artists on workshops, lectures, see the process of artwork‘s creation.
The educational program of the festival consisting of a variety of lectures and workshops of artists, was primarily focused on giving people the opportunity to understand the art, to be involved in the creative process, providing real tools for implementing their own creative initiative.
Among the artists at this festival – Loop pH (London), Rob Mulholland (Scotland), Riccardo Murelli (Italy), Gábor Szőke (Hungary), Clemens Behr (Germany), Eve Bailey (New York – NY). All of them have created their own sculptures, each in their own original technology. EVOL (Berlin) and Philippe Baudelocque (Paris) work at the clash of contemporary art and street art, and now Vyksa can see their graffities.
The stage program combined contemporary dance and breakdance, rap and extreme sports, new media artists and modern electronic music. Musicians, choreographers from Britain, Switzerland, Latvia, Russia, USA and Germany met visual art artists and street artists at the festival. This year participants were Battery Dance Company (New York), Stomp (London), Sasha Pushkin (Berlin), Mimetic (Geneva), Andrey Oid (Riga), VJ Amoeba (London), Varvara Pavlova-Lisokot (Moscow), Alterum Theatre (Moscow), BeatMakerBeat (St. Petersburg) and Yuri Elik (St. Petersburg), and others.
Several large-scale competitive programs were carried out as a part of the festival. The international architectural competition “Balancing pavilion”, carried out under the supervision of the architect, artist and curator Dmitri Alexeev, was won by the Spanish architect Javier Ponce. The winner of the award “Public art” will be announced on July 1.
Breaking 1×1 Championship , including 16 leading Russian b-boys and the winner Tsypa from Yaroslavl’ was conducted near the “balancing pavilion“.
The impression of the large-scale works of public art was completed by a program presented by the masters of extreme sports, including the champions of Russia Konstantin Chernov (BMX, flatland), Anton Evstifeev (BMX), Maxim Sukhanov (trial bike), Vladislav Zimin (work out), the team Tracers (parkour). All these athletes came to Vyksa with demonstration shows and to share their skills with the younger generation of athletes.
No doubt that the festival has turned out great!
The organizers of the “Art-Ovrag 2013”, as in previous years, are the United Metallurgical Company (OMK), Charitable Foundation “OMK-Participation” and the administration of Vyksa town.
Creative development and coordination of “Art-Ovrag 2013″ festival was held by Konstantin Grouss – curator and artistic director of the “ART-Residence” International Cultural Project.
We hope the festival will be repeated next year!
Dima Aske, artist (Russia)
Mutual project by Marat Morik and Andrey Aber (Russia)
Eve Bailey’s (USA) performance-sculpture “Entasis Dance IV” with great dancers Marina Kherolyants, Anna Nikolaeva and Anatoly Lyaskalo
Sculptor Riccardo Murelli (Italy)
Street artist Philipp Bodelloque (France)
Gennady Kakusha, skateboard (Russia)
Sergey Shytnikov (Sheza), parkour (Russia)
EVOL, street artist (Germany)
Sculptor Rob Mulholland (Scotland) and festival’s courator Konstantine Grouss
Alexey Proshin, BMX FlatLand (Russia)
Gábor Szőke (Hungary) next to his wooden sculpture “Unicorn”
Clemence Behr with his architectural installation (Germany)
Japanese Calliography Workshop with Kaori Isijima (Japan)
“Balancing Pavilion” by Javier Ponce (Spain)
Alexandr Baturin (Bait), parkour (Russia)
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