PRO ARTE Foundation
Supported by the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation
Exhibition by Alina Kugush
Curator — Lizaveta Matveeva
St Petersburg, PRO ARTE Foundation, Peter and Paul Fortress, Nevskaya Kurtina, left side
June 3-11, 2021, daily from 12:00 to 17:00, Sunday is a day off
Exhibition mediation schedule and registration for mediation — proarte.timepad.ru
Admission is free, wearing a mask.
Alina Kugush's project "Fly Round" is the third in a series of personal exhibitions by the participants of the School for Young Artists program. These exhibitions were formed during seminars where site-specific installations were discussed, which the artists offered specifically for the exhibition space of the PRO ARTE Foundation in the Peter and Paul Fortress.
Alina has prepared an exhibition-route, where the trajectory of movement is set by the author, but allows for various deviations. In the process of transformation of a moth from a larva into a butterfly, the body goes through its life cycle, reborn from physical to digital and moving from one media to another. In the reality show, which the artist invites us to watch, iconographic grains-associations from films, paintings, books, philosophy and mass culture are collected — as in the two previous exhibitions of the School participants, the viewer is invited to plunge into the process of guessing and deciphering these secret images.
Alina Kugush works with graphics, objects and performance art. Participant of the School of Active Drawing and Performative Posing SHARPPS-7 of the "North 7" group, group exhibitions and interdisciplinary projects in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Bishkek. She studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Russian State Pedagogical University (2012-2014) and at the Faculty of Graphics of the St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture — Art Academy (2014-2018). Participant of the PRO ARTE Foundation's School for Young Artists 2020-21. Lives and works in St. Petersburg.
Lizaveta Matveyeva — curator, works with themes of creative spaces and incubators, self-organized art initiatives, art residences, participatory art opportunities. Coordinator of the international program of residences for artists and curators CEC ArtsLink Back Apartment Residencies, curator of the digital exhibition “I don’t know if the Earth is spinning or not ...” (www.notspinning.world) in the framework of the main project of the VII International Moscow Biennale for Young Art (together with Francesca Altamura) and SAM Fair at the Street Art Museum (St. Petersburg). Co-curator of the international festival ART PROSPECT. Curator of the 2018-2019 season of the project "Start" (Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod, Moscow), co-curator of the artist-run space "Luda" (2014-2017, St. Petersburg). Expert of the State Prize in the field of contemporary art "Innovation" 2020. Lives and works in St. Petersburg.