Curator: Vladimir Seleznyov
Participants: Danil Akimov (Kaliningrad), Gleb Ershov (Saint-Petersburg), Evgeny Gavrilov (Novosibirsk), Lera Lerner (Saint-Petersburg), Vladimir Marin (Kaluga), Svetlana Shuvayeva (Samara — Moscow), Andrei Syaylev (Samara), Alyona Tereshko (Saint-Petersburg), Where the Dogs Run group (Ekaterinburg), ZhKP group (Nizhny Tagil), ZIP group (Krasnodar), as well as Nizhny Tagil citizens: Vitaly Cherepanov, Fyodor Kamenskikh, Stanislav Kharin, Zhanna Korznyakova, Lyubov and Alexander Nagovitsins
“Worldbuilding” project will open in Nizhny Tagil on the Town Day and will be presented at two venues. At the workshop of the Nizhny Tagil Museum-Reserve “Mining and Works Ural” the “total relaxation room” serves as a metaphorical monument to the labor performed by the generations of people who had lived and worked here for 300 yeas: finally, they have got their long-overdue and well-deserved rest; a memory of their grateful descendants. The second venue is located at Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts. Among project participants are ordinary people, who do not consider themselves professional artists, but nonetheless practice a variety of creative pursuits. Together with contemporary artists they produce joint artworks.
“Worldbuilding” project has a myth-generating mission: it is an attempt to imbue a place with new identity, using aesthetic experience to liberate it from the old one.
Exhibition view. Psychological De-Stressing Workshop, Nizhny Tagil Museum-Reserve Mining and Works Ural
All photos by Andrey Syaylev
Exhibition view. Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts
Svetlana Shuvaeva. The Reason for Undertaking This Work Was. Photo by Fedor Telkov
Gleb Ershov. Green Line. Photo by Fedor Telkov
Alena Tereshko, Zhanna Korznyakova. To Feel Mukharkin's Rowan. Photo by Fedor Telkov
ZIP. Ready-For-Use. Photo by Fedor Telkov
Where Dogs Run. Knitting and Crocheting the Mandelbrot Set. Photo by Fedor Telkov
ZhKP. The Biggest Picture in the World. Performance