#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. From March to December, Norilsk is waiting for bright art events from Russian artists. The expert commission of the annual Russian competition PolArt-residence looked through 52 project applications by domestic artists and curators working in various visual genres of contemporary art.
According to Natalia Fedyanina, the PolArt curator and the Norilsk Museum and exhibition complex director, there were almost no random applications in the new creative season, it is clear that the artists are waiting for the PolArt competition, preparing for it.
The PolArt-Residence 2022 program focused on new technologies, media art and science art. A new nomination Polar Realities: Synthesis of Art and Science, Art and Technology was announced. The artists were offered to imagine, think through, create Norilsk and the North which we do not yet see, but think and complete with the help of science and media technologies.
This season, residents are expected in Norilsk from March to December. And at the end of this week, on February 13, the curator of many large projects in the field of media art in Russia and Europe, media artist, culturologist Anna Titovets will be the PolArt-residence guest. Her lecture Look beyond the Algorithms Horizon. Artists on the Border of Science and Technology will continue the educational program on contemporary art.
The cycle of public meetings in early February was opened by a lecture by Daria Malikova entitled I Can Do It Too! Why and How to Watch Contemporary Art. On it, the Norilsk people got acquainted with today’s trends in the actual technological art.
How the idea of a ‘famous masterpiece’ is formed and what determines the cost of works of art will be discussed on February 19 and 20 at the lectures The Art System and the Art Market and Contemporary Art: How Price is Related to Value. Art critic, gallery owner Olga Popova will start the topic. The next day, another expert in the field of contemporary art, the author of popular art history publications, Sergey Popov, will continue.
Text: Varvara Sosnovskaya, Photo: PolArt-residence / facebook.com/polartresidence/