Art Prospect Festival

Global Art Lab's International Festival of Public Art
September 12-15, 2013, St. Petersburg, Russia

Schedule | Participants and Projects | Press | Art Prospect 2012

The second international public art festival Art Prospect (September 12-15, 2013) showcased the original work of fifteen artists and art collectives from Russia, the Netherlands and the United States responding to the theme “the Artist as Urban Gardener.” Using various art forms, including collage, sculpture, video, and performance, the artists transformed Liteiny Prospect into an interactive space for creative dialogue with residents about the urban environment. The theme encouraged artists and the community to creatively address how we can make our urban environment greener and environmentally sustainable and to consider the relationship between what we consume and how it is created.

As part of the cultural program of NLRF2013, a yearlong celebration of relations between the Netherlands and Russia, the Dutch creative collective Cascoland in collaboration with Pink Pony Express created the site specific work “Mobile Plant Sanatorium" for Art Prospect. A collective of artists, architects, designers and performers, Cascoland worked with local residents to build and present the installation.

Other festival participants included St. Petersburg artists Stas Bags, Ludmila Belova, Petr Belyi,  Alexander Gart, Maria Godovannaya, the international theatre group “Light People,” Alexander Morozov, group “Pprofessors,” Vitaly Pushnitsky, Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai, art group “Y,” and Petr Shvetsov.  

Art Prospect’s educational program included a panel presentation by participating artists and a workshop on September 9-10 by New York based artist Jason Eppink at New Holland.  The results of the workshop, “Solar Projections”, were exhibited during the festival. 

Russian Festival Site

Tuesday, September 10 7:00pm New Holland                          
Panel Presentation by participating artists of Art Prospect
Thursday, September 12 5:00pm Press Preview
  6:00pm Liteiny Prospect, 46                        
Official Festival Opening
Presentation of Mobile Sanatorium for PlantsCascoland in collaboration with Pink Pony Express
Friday, September 13 8:00-9:30pm Liteiny Prospect, 13                 
Video- Performance Escaping the Horizon
Maria Godovannaya 
  9:00-10:00pm Anna Akhmatova Museum at Fontannyi Dom, Liteiny Prospect, 53              
Video Projection Forced Perspectives
Ludmila Belova
Saturday, September 14 5:00-10:00pm Liteiny Prospect, 46               
Launch of Mobile Sanatorium for Plants
Cascoland in collaboration with Pink Pony Express
  9:00-10:00pm Liteiny Prospect, 46               
Video Projection Forced Perspectives
Ludmila Belova
Sunday, September 15 1:00pm

Liteiny Prospect, 46                      
Performance Garden of Forking Path
International Theater Group “Light People”

  8:00-9:30pm Liteiny Prospect, 13              
Video- Performance Escaping the Horizon
Maria Godovannaya
  8:30-9:30pm Liteiny Prospect, 46                 
Video Projection Forced Perspectives
Ludmila Belova

October 7, 2013: Channel 1 Russian Video: News piece ( in Russian)

September 11, 2013: St. Petersburg Times: "Art for the Masses" (in English)

September 1, 2013: Weekend Ria: "14 Major Cultural Events in Russia In September"
(in Russian)

August 30, 2013: TimeOut Moscow: "The Plant Life"
(in Russian)


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