The route includes a visit to two of the oldest Ural factories in the depths of the Demidov Empire: the former iron-making plant in Chernoistochinsk and the Old Demidov Plant in Nizhny Tagil. Today, on the basis of the first, the creative cluster "Shcherny Kvadrat" works, and the second has become an eco-industrial park. Full immersion in the industrial vibe of the region, which has long been the main life in these parts, is guaranteed.
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.
The last stop is the Сonvergence sculpture by Vadim Kondakov, the resident of Chernoistochinsk, which will be installed in the bed of Chernaya the river on the territory of the old factory. The sound object is a drop-shaped, inflated reservoir of thin metal pierced with many long and thin metal rods. The vibrations of steel bars make the closed metal object inflated under high water pressure to resonate — like a drop of water hanging among tall reed stalks, swaying in the wind, uniting densely growing living strings.