A Brief History of Street Art in Nizhny Novgorod by Alisa Savitskaya, Artem Filatov

A Brief History of Street Art in Nizhny Novgorod by Alisa Savitskaya, Artem FilatovA Brief History of Street Art in Nizhny Novgorod by Alisa Savitskaya, Artem Filatov
  • Year2019
  • LanguageRussian
  • Edition2000
  • Pages180
  • BindingPaperback
  • Price400 RUB
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The fourth book in the GARAGE.txt series examines the street art of Nizhny Novgorod, a unique phenomenon in Russian contemporary art.  

One of Russia’s biggest cities, Nizhny Novgorod is a curious mix of quiet provincial character and the ambitions of a megalopolis.

The city, its complex and unusual layout, elaborate structure, and various cultural layers have all informed the phenomenon that the authors of this book have named “Nizhny Novgorod street art.” The street art movement formed in the 2010s and unites local artists such as Andrey Druzhaev, Fyodor Makhlayuk, Anton Morokov, Andrey Olenev, Artem Filatov, Yakov Khorev, Vladimir Chernyshev, and TOY group. The book features numerous photographs documenting projects by these artists.

Authors

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.

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