NOV 18- 23
The State Hermitage Museum,
Kuryokhin Modern Art Center,
Gallery of Experimental Sound,
& the venues of Saint Petersburg Association of Galleries
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CYBERFEST is Russia’s annual exposition of technology art by top international artists. CYBERFEST enters its 5th year this November with over 80 artists from 12 countries. A city-wide event, CYBERFEST is housed across iconic institutions and emerging art venues throughout St Petersburg.
From visual arts to music performances to interactive installations to films to lectures to children's workshops - all programming is entirely free (no charge) to the public.
CYBERFEST 2011’s theme is “Show Us Your Tongue!”, a curatorial title embodying this years’ participants who all address the philosophical question: “Are new technologies capable of creating a new tongue of art?” Among over 80 notable participants, CYBERFEST 2011 includes local St. Petersburg artists Marina Alekseyeva and Boris Kazakov (winners of the Kuryokhin Prize 2010), Anna Frants, Elena Gubanova, Masha Sha, Anton Chumak. From Moscow come artists Alexandra Dementieva, Iraida Yusupova and Alexander Dolgin, Group Blue Noses and Art Business Consulting. Kazan artists for the legendary center Prometheus and Yekaterinburg group Where Dogs Run are featured. International talents include theremin queen Dorit Chrysler (Austria-USA), the patriarch of conceptual music Philipp Niblock (USA), and musical sculptor Peter Vogel (Germany).
CYLAND is one of Russia's most active New Media Art nonprofit organizations. It houses the largest archive of Eastern European video art online, runs a residency program, organizes exhibits around the world, and organizes CYBERFEST. CYLAND is dedicated to building opportunities, support and relationships between the global art world and Eastern Europe. They support collaborations between international artists, theoreticians and pioneers working in social media, new technologies and experimental media.
CYBERFEST is presented by:
CYLAND Media Art Lab,
St. Petersburg Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Art,
St. Petersburg Arts Project
Curators: Anna Frants, Marina Koldobskaya, Sofia Kudryavtseva, Viktoria Ilyushkina
Video Curators: Boshko Boskovic, Natalia Prikhodko, Yulia Garbuzova
Board: Dmitry Ozerkov (The State Hermitage), Anna Yermolayeva (ZKM), Fred Forest, Olesya Turkina (State Russian Museum)
Support: Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg
Details, News, Live Feed: www.cyberfest.ru