08:30 – 20:30
The tour starts with the Convergence, sculpture by Vadim Kondakov, installed in the bed of the river Chernaya the territory of the old factory in Chernoistochinsk. The sound object is a drop-shaped, inflated reservoir of thin metal pierced with many long and thin metal rods. A closed metal object inflated under high water pressure resonates under the influence of vibrations of steel bars, like a drop of water hanging among tall reed stalks, swaying in the wind, uniting densely growing living strings.
The second point of the art tour is the exhibition by the artist Ikuru Kuwajima, dedicated to the legendary Japanese baseball player Viktor Starukhin, who was born in Nizhny Tagil in 1916 and emigrated to the east. In addition to archival materials about Starukhin, the exhibition features Japanese-Tagil collages showing imaginary scenes of the return of the Japanese baseball hero back to his homeland, as well as photographs of a baseball field built at the initiative of the artist near Nizhny Tagil.
After the triumphal march through the country of the exhibition Taming the Void, dedicated to the half-century history of contemporary art in the Urals, Nizhny Tagil as 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 the exhibition; an event launching the first cluster in the city Samoro.doc, – at the exhibition Tagil School: Artists and Phenomena curated by Alexander Zakirov.
At the closing ceremony of the exhibition Tagil School: Artists and Phenomena, Kirill Svetlyakov will give a lecture Was it better?
Soviet art as well as the entire Soviet project, in general, is still the subject of the most heated discussions. It has a long history and includes many phenomena and programs that contradict or even deny each other. At present, attempts are being made to "fit" Soviet art to the Western model and to throw out everything that does not correspond to it. How correct are such attempts, given that Soviet culture until a certain time developed as an alternative project to the culture of capitalism? And if so, what values did it promote and what problems did it solve?
The schedule may slightly change. Please check it out Timepad before the trip. In addition, a mediator will contact you to clarify all the details. If you have questions about the tour before or after booking it, please use the "Contact organizer" button Timepad.
The tour involves a visit to an operating or former production, therefore it is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and closed shoes without heels. Legs should be completely covered when visiting businesses, so it is best to avoid short pants and skirts, ballet flats, and other open clothing and shoes.
You can take part in the tour by joining an organized group in Ekaterinburg.
Ticket price — 2500₽
From October 3, ticket price — 3000₽
The price includes transfer by comfortable bus, entrance tickets to events, sight-seeing tours in cities, accompaniment of a guide-mediator, and lunch.