The School for Young Artists at the 7th ART PROSPECT Public Art Festival The School for Young Artists at the 7th ART PROSPECT Public Art Festival
The School for Young Artists at the 7th ART PROSPECT Public Art Festival

The School for Young Artists traditionally participates in the Art Prospect International Public Art Festival. 

On October 15-18, 2020, the 7th International Public Art Festival Art Prospect simultaneously brought together 50 artists from 23 cities and 13 countries in an online-offline format. Art Prospect’s theme for 2020 was Treasure Hunt. Treasure is a metaphor for a “new age,” for artists’ emotions and experiences while being isolated and their interpretation of the boundaries between public and private. 

Projects by the School for Young Artists 2020/21’ participants Karina Dracheva, Uliana Erokhina, Evgeny Korelin, Matvey Korochkin, and Alice Murlina – was on view online and at the Ivan Gaza Palace of Culture in St Petersburg, Russia. 

KARINA DRACHEVA
I Danced Here
Public art intervention at the Ivan Gaza Palace of Culture in St Petersburg, Russia 

The words “I danced here” on the textile banner affixed to the Ivan Gaza House of Culture’s facade are a reference to the artist’s grandmother’s reminiscences, thanks to which this Soviet arts center is now part of the creator’s personal history. 

“This spring, time stopped — possibly in order to make us start looking through our family archive of old boxes of photographs. They portray happy and sad moments from the distant past. Birthdays, weddings and funerals, photos from Grandma and Grandpa’s first dates. I see Grandma with coal-black hair, in a fancy dress: 1971, Siversky, at a concert at the Officer’s Club. Grandma performed with a small ensemble: concerts for the soldiers, dancing in Soviet houses of culture and officers’ clubs. Grandpa played the accordion…”
Karina Dracheva 

Karina Dracheva is a graduate of the School for Young Artists program of the PRO ARTE Foundation (2020-2021). She works with new media, ceramics, metal and glass, graphics and performance. She participated in group exhibitions and festivals in Russia, Latvia, France, Poland, and India. She graduated from the St Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design’ Monumental and Decorative Art Department (Metal, Ceramics and Glass). 

ALICE MURLINA
House2020
Art intervention at the Ivan Gaza Palace of Culture in St Petersburg, Russia 

“[Some day] the sun will appear in our window, too”: this Belarusian proverb expressing hope for a better future is more relevant today than ever as the world experiences a crisis, a time of change, fear, and uncertainty. In the late 19th and early 20th century, the phrase was used as a slogan in underground Belarusian-language publications. It went on to become the name of the first legal Belarusian publishing group, which existed in Petrograd from 1906 to 1916. 

Alice Murlina is a graduate of the School for Young Artists program of the PRO ARTE Foundation (2020-2021). She works with sculpture, ceramics, photography and graphics. An active participant of international projects, her works were exhibited in Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg and the United Arab Emirates. She graduate from the St Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design’ Monumental and Decorative Art Department (Sculpture) in 2018 and the Glebov Minsk State Art School in 2010. 

EVGENY KORELIN
Your Inner Space
Online project 

Meditation is the practice of immersing oneself in the exploration of the unconscious to restore one’s energy supply. This past spring is often labeled one of isolation in closed spaces, uncertainty, anxiety, fear, exhaustion, and burnout. In this piece, the artist draws on the sounds of his hometown and personal history, inviting the listener to share a meditation session with him. 

Vocal — Valentina Vladimirova 

​Evgeny Korelin is a graduate of the School for Young Artists program of the PRO ARTE Foundation (2020-2021). He works with graphics, painting, sound and street art. He graduated from the St Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design’ Monumental and Decorative Art Department (2015) and studied at the Vladimir Pesikov’s workshop at the St Petersburg Academy of Arts (2008-2009). 

ULIANA EROKHINA
Let’s Warm This Time Up
Online performance 

Ulyana Erokhina’s project is a portrait of the Kirov District in St Petersburg created by its residents. The artist will reenact conversations, stories, and recollections from the workers of the Kanonersky island port and the Kirov Plant, as well as offhand phrases from passers-by overheard on walks, in recitative form on stage at the Ivan Gaza House of Culture’s auditorium. 

Uliana Erokhina is a graduate of the School for Young Artists program of the PRO ARTE Foundation (2020-2021). She works primarily with installation and object, addresses a viewer’s emotional background and reveal the unique in the mundane. She graduated from the St Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design’ Monumental and Decorative Art Department (Textile Painting) and the Higher School of Folk Arts in Ryazan (Textile Painting). 

MATVEY KOROCHKIN
Here I Come
Audio tour 

Treasure where is it under your feet or in the air where it lives how to find it where to go and with whom to go what to say to find and how to understand that it didn’t pass how not to forget what you were looking for why you went and with whom you went when I was pleasant the process itself when there is no result when you both by yourself and together and go go back and forth the question why you don’t ask don’t ask and just go and just go 

Artist reconsiders the traditional format of city audio tours and invited for walk alone but with a company. The walk took place in the Kirovsky district in St Petersburg, where the artist had laid a barely noticeable route that gave impetus. While exploring unexplored or long-familiar urban spaces, a participant was accompanied by audio documentation of the conversation of a group of people who went on their own treasure hunt. 

Matvey Korochkin is a graduate of the School for Young Artists program of the PRO ARTE Foundation (2020-2021). He works with land art, installation, and performance. He generates various situations and circumstances, considering a person as a tool or an object of study, he explores a body nature and a connection between the physical and the emotional. He graduated from the St Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design’ Monumental and Decorative Art Department (Metal) and the Mstera Art School (Icon Painting Deaprtment). 

For more information about the festival and projects, please, visit www.artprospect.org/art-prospect-2020 

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