BRAMA, April 14, 2011, 9:00 AM ET
Apply Today! New 'Art Residency Program' designed to international artists to Donetsk, Ukraine
Art Residency Program is a new project launched by IZOLYATSIA. The aim of the project is to attract the attention of international artists to Donetsk and the region as a space with a great potential for cultural development. The project offers artists to work on a proposed curatorial theme, and by immersing themselves within an unfamiliar environment, to create works, which are a reflection of their understanding of Donetsk as a social and cultural phenomenon.
In the summer of 2011, this project will unite in Donetsk eight international photographers, selected after an open-call application, for a month long residency. Under the curatorial guidance of Boris Mikhailov, the photographers are invited to embark on a creative journey, where they are to retrace and reexamine the city’s aesthetic field, giving it their own qualification.
The residency will be held on the territory of a former insulation materials plant, within a hundred meters form the IZOLYATSIA art-centre. IZOLYATSIA is situated in the industrial outskirts of Donetsk, surrounded by numerous factories, some of which are still active. A breathtaking view of the industrial kingdom can be observed from the top of the slag-heap (terrikon), which stands adjacent to the Izolyatsia gallery space. This is a unique opportunity to become immersed in an industrial setting of the 20th century, and to experience first-hand the transition from industrialisation to post-industrialisation. Although IZOLYATSIA is located on the periphery of Donetsk, one may access the city centre, as well as other industrial and mining cities of the region, with public transport.
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