The experts on urban environment discuss the topical issue in the discussion "Public art. Modern. Topical. Alive?”, organised by the GUM-Red-Line, Arkhstoyanie, INTECO partner group.
Influential speakers: Moscow chief architect Sergey Kuznetsov; partner of the design studio Strelka, reviewer of the Kommersant publishing house, architecture critic Grigory Revzin; director of the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture Elizaveta Likhacheva; first Vice President – Executive Director of INTECO Evgeny Semyonov; artist, founder of Nikola-Lenivets art-park Nikolai Polissky; architects, founders of the CPL bureau Alexander Tsimailo and Nikolai Lyashenko; director of the Museum of Moscow Anna Trapkova.
“The subject of public art in the city brings together leading urbanists at one table: city managers, architects, artists, developers, collectors, philanthropists, museum directors. We hope this tells us that good times are coming for the modern sculpture on the streets of Moscow. Enthusiasts’ consolidated efforts for the popularisation of topical art on the cities’ streets can bring this type of creative expression to light. The same way it happened to the sculptures from INTECO collection, presented in the summer at the Krasny Sad exhibition near the Kremlin walls. We received requests for further exhibitions on the city streets for the most of them”, noted Irina Matvienko, INTECO Marketing Director and Special Projects Manager.
Information about INTECO sculpture collection:
- ‘’Antic head” by Aristarkh Chernyshev and "Stable composition” by Roman Ermakov are presented in Zaryadye Park until the end of November.
- Then "Antic head” will move to The State Tretyakov Gallery at Krymskiy Val , "Stable composition” was invited by the city to decorate the park space at Hodynskoye pole.
- "Star” by Rinat Voligamsi interested the curators of the Vinzavod art center.
- "French De SAD” by Dmitry Zhukov and "Column” by Nikolai Polissky are placed in the public parking zone of the Setun River Valley nature reserve.
- "Gnomon” by Andrei Filippov and "Symbol” by Dmitry Aske will decorate the residential project at 3/8 Ilyinka.
- "Guardian” by Dmitry Aske, "Bear” and "Cat” by Andrei Bartenev are placed on Balchug Island.
Key messages of the discussion “Public art. Modern. Topical. Alive?” are gathered in a short video.