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The Necessary Art

 
The Necessary Art

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Gorky Park
20 september 2011 — 1 december 2011

Curator: Yulia Aksenova

Coordinator: Asya Prazhskaya

Producer: Ekaterina Kibovskaya

Organiser: Garage Center for Contemporary Culture

Co-organiser:Gorky Park

Artists:

  • Alexei Kostroma
  • MishMash
  • Roman Sakin
  • Zhanna Kadirova
  • Irina Korina
  • Ivan Brazhkin


The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture launches the project devoted to art in public space. This cultural initiative is new not only for the Center, but also for the city of Moscow which has always been closed for such experience. The public environment art differs from the art created for comfortable life in art institutions. Functioning in open public space, these artworks directly and actively communicate with the viewer, building a symbolic link with a concrete place, creating not only aesthetical, but also social situations.A lot of research was devoted to the situation with public art today. The most problematic zones in public art are the two polar lines in its functioning, first and foremost: one the one hand, it is decorative as it decorates urban environment, and on the other – an artistic statement functions as a practical object in it. The Necessary Art project tries to avoid these two extremes suggesting that its authors should draw the line separating the aesthetical and the expedient, that is, to create projects which would not only carry meaning, but also fulfill certain functions in their interaction with the viewer.









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