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Artist talk: Vyksa—Moscow—Paris: Erik Bulatov—2020

8 October 2020


This artist talk is timed to coincide with the opening of the largest work in Erik Bulatov's practice, the fresco Stop — Go. Barn in Normandy, at the Industrial Street Art Park in Vyksa.

One of the most renowned contemporary Russian artists, Erik Bulatov, will talk about how to travel the world amid a pandemic, work in abandoned and functioning plants, collaborate with fashion magazines and designers, where to look for inspiration for making something new, and how to rethink what was created decades ago. 

The opening of the fresco Stop — Go. Barn in Normandy is timed to coincide with the launch of festivities marking the tenth anniversary of the Festival of Urban Culture in Vyksa.

The talk will be hosted by artist and artistic director of the Festival of Urban Culture Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich.


Erik Bulatov (b. 1933, Sverdlovsk) graduated from Surikov Moscow State Art Institute (1958) and started working for Detgiz children's publishing house in 1959. In 1957 Bulatov began exhibiting in Moscow and in 1973—internationally. In the early 1970s, he started making large-scale paintings, most of which addressed social subjects and implemented the Soviet era's mass media images, such as slogans, inscriptions, and posters. Participant of multiple international exhibitions, including shows at State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow) and the Center Pompidou (Paris). In 2013 Bulatov won the Innovation All-Russian Competition in Contemporary Visual Art in the nomination "For the Creative Contribution to the Development of Contemporary Art." He lives and works in Paris. 

Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich (b. 1976, Moscow) is an artist, curator, and theater director. From 2009 to 2019, he was the head of State Gallery on Solyanka. In 2020, he was appointed artistic director of the Vyksa Urban Culture Festival (formerly known as Art-Ovrag Festival). The artist's solo shows have taken place across the globe, including at Paradise Row and Gazelli Art House (London), Deitch Projects (New York), and Luciana Brito (Sao Paulo). Pavlov-Andreevich's group exhibitions have been held at the Faena Art Center (Buenos Aires), the Künstlerhaus (Vienna), Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art (Moscow), Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo (São Paulo), SESC Consolação (São Paulo) and Palais de Tokyo (Paris). He lives between Sao Paulo, London, and Moscow.


Free admission with advance registration.
Personal protective equipment (masks and gloves) must be used at the event.
The artist talk will be accessible for deaf and hard of hearing visitors and will be interpreted into Russian Sign Language.


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