Book launch. A Brief History of Street Art in Nizhny Novgorod by Alisa Savitskaya and Artem Filatov

Date

From 1 October 2019

Schedule

19:30–21:00

Place

Garage Auditorium
Book launch. A Brief History of Street Art in Nizhny Novgorod by Alisa Savitskaya and Artem FilatovBook launch. A Brief History of Street Art in Nizhny Novgorod by Alisa Savitskaya and Artem Filatov

DESCRIPTION

Curator Alisa Savitskaya and artist Artem Filatov will give an introduction to Nizhny Novgorod street art, a movement that formed in the city during the 2010s.

Street art is by its nature ephemeral, and unfortunately remains so in contemporary Russia, meaning its documentation today is of crucial importance. 

Curator Alisa Savitskaya and artist Artem Filatov present their new book about the young street artists working in Nizhny Novgorod between 2010 and 2017, showing some of their key works and explaining how the artists interacted with the urban space, the city authorities, its inhabitants, and each other. 

DESCRIPTION

Alisa Savitskaya (b. 1986, Gorky/Nizhny Novgorod) is a curator and head of exhibitions at the Volgo-Vyatka branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts, ROSIZO, which is located in Nizhny Novgorod’s Arsenal. She initiated and co-curated the exhibitions Studies in Optimism (2014), The Museum of Great Expectations (2015), Living Alive (2016), Foolproof Feelings (2017), Gorky. Modernism (2018) and Innovation-2019 (2019). She is the author of Communal Avant-Garde. A Guide to the “Socialist Cities” of the Nizhny Novgorod car plant and the Uralmash factory in Yekaterinburg (with Elena Belova and Aleksey Gordin, 2011). She lives and works in Nizhny Novgorod.


Artem Filatov (b. 1991, Nizhny Novgorod) is an artist and curator, and one of the key figures within Nizhny Novgorod street art. He creates objects and installations and curates projects informed by Nizhny Novgorod’s history and cultural landscape. His projects include the festival of street art New City: Ancient (2014–2016) and the exhibition Going Home (2017). He has been awarded a Garage grant for contemporary artists (2016), the Young Artists’ Prize presented by Credit Suisse and Cosmoscow art fair (2017), and the Innovation Prize for the Best Regional Project (2018). He lives and works in Nizhny Novgorod.

How to take part

Free admission with advance registration

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