Thanks to the fact the Norilsk Museum won in the World of New Opportunities Nornickel grant program, the organizers plan to support up to seven projects in the 2021/22 season. Applications for participation in the next competition for the PolArt-residency grant will be open from January 20 to April 20. The winners will be able to come to Norilsk from June of 2021 to February of 2022.
Director of the Norilsk Museum, curator of the northernmost art residence Natalya Fedyanina on social networks reminds potential residents that the goals and priorities of the fifth season remain unchanged:
“It is important to show in the application how and why the project can be implemented in Norilsk”.
Last season, five artists were guests of the arctic art residence. The duet of Alexandra and Pavel Rotz, living in Finland, presented a performative dystopia called Letters to the Past. Tatiana Safronova from St. Petersburg, author of the Colored Facades project, dedicated a series of posters to the architecture of Norilsk. Tatiana Ephrussi (France) explored the almost disappeared legendary Sevastopolskaya street. Another St. Petersburg woman, Anna Bernal, created a so-called panel book with the stories of Norilsk residents during her work at the residence. The project was called House in Norilsk.
According to the organizers’ plan, residents in the future should help the northern city to realize the dream of a new Norilsk, with a new image, color, art objects, events.
Text: Valentina Vachaeva, Photo: polart.tilda.ws