After the triumphal march through the country of the exhibition Taming the Void, dedicated to the half-century history of modern art in the Urals, Nizhny Tagil — of its important centers — was waiting for the study of its artistic genealogy. More than 50 works, including documentation of performances, photographs, original objects; 430 square meters of exposition; the launch of Samoro.doc., the first cluster in the city — all this is the Tagil School: Artists and Phenomena exhibition curated by Alexander Zakirov.
The second event at the art route is the opening of Ikuru Kuwajima's exhibition, dedicated to the legendary Japanese baseball player Viktor Starukhin, who was born in Nizhny Tagil in 1916 and later emigrated to Japan. It features archival materials about Starukhin, collages with imaginary scenes of the return of the Japanese baseball star to his homeland, and photos of a baseball field built outside Nizhny Tagil at the artist's initiative.
This trip is the last chance to see the Ore period exhibition of graphic works by Vadim Kondakov, the resident of Chernoistochinsk. The dam water made rust marks appear on the fabrics: this way, the artist combines the natural and the industrial to commemorate the history of this place. It was the Chernaya River that gave rise to the first factories here that produced iron and textile.