Charity ball in honor of the 155th anniversary of the Russian Red Cross
Our foundation acted as a partner in a charity ball dedicated to the 155th anniversary of the Red Cross and helped organize an auction, all of which went to the organization's humanitarian programs.
The guests of the ball - representatives of business communities, public organizations - were in the Central Museum of Communications A.S. Popov, where they were able to enjoy an amazing dance department.
In the first part of the ball, crystal and figured waltzes, pas de patiner, waltz gavotte and Hungarian ballroom dance were performed, and in the second - padespan, polka, Moscow quadrille and Russian lyrical dance.
The music was performed by the Benefit Band Brass Ball Orchestra under the direction of conductor Sergei Volsky, a laureate of international festivals and a participant in the largest balls in St. Petersburg.
The host of the auction was a TV presenter, theater and film actor Andrey Urgant. At the auction it was possible to purchase any of the 21 lots - paintings, graphics and ceramics donated to the Russian Red Cross by our Art.Coordinate Foundation.
It is especially pleasing that this auction was the first for our winners of the first International Contemporary Art Award for Teens @teenartawards - Arseniy Varankin and Roman Grishin.
With further events of the foundation, we continue to integrate young creators into projects where they can show themselves and take the next step towards the formation of a creative career.
This evening gave its guests unforgettable emotions, and we wholeheartedly welcome such a valuable partnership for us, because the Red Cross is the oldest humanitarian organization in the world and it is important for us that our contribution serves good deeds and projects that are needed now more than ever.
First International Prize
in the field of contemporary art among teenagers
teen art awards
The Art.Coordinate.Foundation has completed the exhibition project of the first International teen art awards for contemporary art.
The teen art awards has become an important event in the cultural life of not only St. Petersburg, but also other countries and cities. More than 1,500 thousand people visited the exhibition of works by prize-winners and winners, including delegations from Moscow, Yaroslavl, Tver, Ivanovo, Yekaterinburg, Perm and Schlissenburg.
In addition, the exhibition was marked by the visit of guests from foreign countries, namely: Italy, China, Armenia, Georgia and Arab countries, which reinforces the concept of international relations of cultural exchange chosen by the Art.Coordinate.Foundation team.
Technopark "Quantorium", which is friendly to the art.coordinate Foundation, held a "Technologies in Art" hackathon.
From February 25-27, teenagers from 11 to 17 years old were able to try their hand at 3D modeling and 3D graphics. The works recognized as the best by the results of the competition were shown at the festival of new audiovisual art "Luch" in Yekaterinburg.
To participate in the hackathon, it was necessary to assemble a team and complete the work corresponding to one of the tracks. Track-1, curated by the art.coordinate Foundation, dedicated to public art — art objects whose task is to influence an unprepared viewer outside the museum walls. When choosing this case, the participant needs to create a public art project, the theme of which is the problem of ecology in the modern world.
To participate in track-2, it was necessary to develop a 3D animation of an object that could exist in the metaverse.
In addition, the hackathon participants were able to learn something new at the workshops accompanying the event - one of which was an online meeting with public art artist Roman Ermakov, who has an impressive experience in creating sculptures designed for urban spaces, and, like no other the other knows the impact public art can have on the viewer.
The artist's works were presented at the Skolkovo technopark, expo Dubai 2020, and were also exhibited at such well-known venues as Red Square, the Museum of Moscow, the Manege and Zaryadye Park.
As part of the lecture, Roman spoke about what public art is and will share his own experience in creating objects of this type of art.
Conference. "Art as a competitive advantage in business. Digital people"
On February 26, the Art.Coordinate.Foundation for the Support and Development of Contemporary Art held a conference "Art as a Competitive Advantage in Business. Digital People" at the SO/St.Petersburg Hotel.
At the meeting, questions were raised regarding the ideas of creating private and corporate collections, art objects for business, corporate museums, as well as digital technologies and NFT.
Among the invited speakers are Marina Vinogradova, head of art projects at RDI Creative (Moscow), Aksenov Family Foundation (Moscow), curator of the VIP program at the viennacontemporary contemporary art fair (Vienna), Olga Profatilo, co-founder of the contemporary art gallery MYTH Gallery (St. Petersburg), Evgeny Potapenko , entrepreneur, producer, head of the PRO 42 project and founder of the residence of arts and technologies "KvartaRiata" and our colleagues developing the digitalization of the Russian Museum.
We are glad that the events of the Foundation help our guests find a reason to smile and joy, and also act as a place for creation and spiritual enrichment.
We believe that art can help people cope with psychological difficulties and therefore we continue to work on the main projects of the Foundation, organize events and conduct lectures.
Artist talk. Sergei Limonov, "The Art of Collecting
The event "The Art of Collecting with Sergei Limonov", held on December 21 at the Pulkovo Autodome Mercedes-Benz as part of the "S-lounge" project with the support of the Art.Coordinate Foundation and 8848 investors, was a bright end to the year 2021 for our team.
The speaker, represented by the Foundation, was Sergei Limonov, collector of contemporary art and investor. Sergey Limonov shared his own experience and spoke about what every beginning collector faces, how to choose and buy successfully, and answered questions from the audience.
We thank the guests for their great interest in the lecture and warm reception of the speaker!
Performance by Anastasia Yudina
On December 18, a performance by Anastasia Yudina was held with the support of our Foundation in the space of the SHKAF Art-Residence and Library @shkaflib.
Anastasia is an artist, poet and teacher of additional education at Stieglitz Academy. The performance Partus was devoted to research of human abilities to reincarnation.
Also Anastasia told about the history of its creation and embodiment, shared her poems and answered many questions from the audience during the artist talk that accompanied the event.
We thank everyone in attendance for their interest. We are happy to inspire you!
Art Weekend 2021: 3rd Curatorial Forum
The Art.Coordinate.Foundation will take part in the 3rd Curatorial Forum as part of the Art Weekend 2021 public program.
ITMO University, with the support of the Foundation, will hold a Round Table “Interdisciplinary Research in the History of Art: Problems and Prospects. On the connection between science and art, interdisciplinary cooperation of scientific institutions and artists, as well as problems and prospects of interdisciplinary research."
Also, under the auspices of the foundation, a lecture-performance "What does contemporary dance do?" from dance artists and curators the artists of the SDVIG performing arts studio.
6th Ural Industrial Biennale
The Art.Coordinate.Fundation will take part in the 6th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art.
Daria Martynova, Fund’s project curator, will present a lecture «Hysterical bodies in visual culture». It will explore the hysterical concept, connected with the tradition of neuromimesis, in the context of French art. The main purpose of the lecture is to actualize the influence of hysteria on Art.
Apart from that, the Art.Coordinate.Fundation will support the artists of the SDVIG performing arts studio by providing photo and video documentation of the event.
Lectures: Art forum
On September 19, our curators Daria Martynova and Daria Firsova gave lectures as part of the #examplemonth art forum held by the library and SHKAF art residence.
Daria Martynova, author of "Art Brut: Problems of Terminology and Study," spoke about outsider art in the mid-20th century that denied and expanded the "traditional" conventions of classical art. Daria explored questions of the origins of art brut, as well as its relationship to psychiatry.
Daria Firsova's lecture "Old Russian icon painting and the avant-garde: the meeting place - the steamship of modernity" continued the theme of the Russian avant-garde, taken up by the speakers of our foundation during the Diaghilev seasons. Daria highlighted the assimilation of the artistic traditions of iconography by the avant-gardists, as well as compared the moral and spiritual quest of the former and the philosophy of the latter.
Half-yearly we give ourselves and everyone else the opportunity to ask some questions, the main of which are: what does it mean to dance? how does the body and mind create the conditions for dancing? what if we look at the dance from the other side as well? how to be inspired in dance? We understand laboratories as a form of dance practice that has a research interest without being held back by academic or other conventional obligations.
From 2 to 15 August, the fourth release of laboratories took place, and this time with an expanded composition of the leading ones. Masha Sheshukova, Anton Vdovichenko, Anya Kravchenko, as well as studio colleagues: Yulianna Avramenko from Samara, Tanya Chizhikova and Albina Vakhitova from Moscow, presented the laboratory team from the studio. Six laboratories were held - each one week.
Each of the presenters suggested a truly urgent topic for themselves, without compromise that someone would not understand something, but with concern for potential participants. Importantly, each theme was supported by the presenter's personal dance experience, that is, the interest and method were from dance, from dance.
«Prophecies of the Russian avant-garde»
Our Foundation considers it an important mission to popularize the values of our art heritage, such as the Russian Avant-garde. The founder of the Art.Coordinate, Daria Kalinina, suggested looking at the avant-garde from a completely unexpected point of view. he lecture helped to understand why the Russian Avant-garde marches through the ages, leaving a mark in design, fashion, architecture, inspiring the generation of «ACCA» and ultra-modern artists of our time.
The guests of the festival, together with Daria, figured out why the Russian Avant-garde has commercially successful strategies and why marketers are closely studying it. We plan to develop a series of lectures dedicated to the Russian Avant-garde and present them at the Diaghilev Festival next year.
«Why is it impossible to teach art»
The event was the first one for the teen art awards award, a project of the Art.Coordinate Foundation for Contemporary Art. The object of the conversation with the artist were questions that are important for creative youth: how to find their own way, what are the basic principles of studying art, where are the boundaries between creativity and commerce, and many others.
The aim of the teen art awards is to help discover and develop young talents, and since our very first event, we have been striving for this goal. So, with the support of the Contemporary Art Foundation Art.Coordinate and the Library and Art Residence SHKAF, a dialogue was held between representatives of creative youth and Alexei Gan, an artist of the St. Petersburg Marina Gisich art gallery, who was concurrently a member of the jury of the award. Alexey really has something to share with the younger generation: he is a participant in museum and gallery exhibitions in Russia, Finland and Germany, a laureate of the RölfsPartner award in Dusseldorf, a teacher and creator with a bright and unique personality.
Two hours of conversation passed imperceptibly in the lovely atmosphere of one of the auditoriums of the SHKAF Library. More than thirty people of different ages and professions, not only from St. Petersburg, but also from Kazan, Yekaterinburg and even Mexico were looking for answers to various questions in a dialogue with Alexey Gan. Thus, the audience was interested in the secrets of work and success, the role of marketing strategy in the activities of an artist of the XXI century, Alexei’s credo is the ways of developing a creative individuality. But the most important, perhaps, was the question of the role of youth in contemporary creative discourse. Alexei said that teenagers show us vibe of the streets and we should listen to them.