#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. At the Polar Art Residence (PolArt) in the artist talk format, a meeting was held with the photographer Victor Yuliev from St. Petersburg. The second resident of the 2021/22 season in Norilsk is implementing the Aurora photo project. This is a series of photographs that create a mythical, nonexistent, attractive image of our city. Norilsk residents will be able to become characters of the project.
Those who are interested in getting acquainted with the work of the master, as well as becoming a part of the future project, came to the meeting.
The artist told about himself, his artistic experience, creative plans for the next three weeks and a growing list of possible filming locations. The main characters of the series will be the townspeople themselves. According to the photographer, for the sake of the frame, they have to become actors for a while.
Victor Yuliev works with documentary photography, in his creative projects he often refers to social problems, themes of national and ethnic identity.
“In our city, the artist plans to implement his plans with the help of special lighting equipment and staged genre scenes. In the final works, artistic accents will be mainly placed on urban spaces: interiors and exteriors of Norilsk. According to the author’s idea, the series of photographs will embody another, grotesque Norilsk. Viewers will see their city in the role of a ‘model’ of famous world publications – bright, extravagant, contradictory and inexplicably attractive, creating its own magnetic field around itself”, said the PolArt residence representatives.
Yuliev is the Photographers of Russia Union’s member, the PRO ARTE Foundation’s Young Artist School curriculum participant, winner of the Hearst 8 × 10 photobiennale in New York and other prestigious international competitions, and a nominee for the Kandinsky Prize. Collaborates with publications such as The Village and Forbes (Russia). In his creative biography, there are two residences: Motel Spatie in the Netherlands (2013 and 2016) and the Artistic residence of the NCCA in Kronstadt (2015).
Let us remind you that the PolArt-residence grant program is being implemented by the Norilsk Museum with the support of the municipality and the Nornickel company within the framework of the World of New Opportunities charitable program and with the organizational support of the Territory of Goodness charitable foundation for social programs.
Earlier we said that the sixth charity marathon, announced by the Territory of Goodness Foundation, was extended until July 25.
Text: Marina Horoshevskaya, Photo: Yulia Rimskaya/Norilsk Museum