Russian and foreign experts
artists participated in the project
visitors at the exhibition in St. Petersburg
NEMOSKVA, a project for interregional engagements in the field of contemporary art, was developed by ROSIZO’s State Center for Contemporary Art with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
The Regional Program
As its first joint event, the project organized a symposium in Tobolsk. At the symposium, experts were able to discuss development issues relevant to small towns, ways to forge an active cultural scene there and to increase their attractiveness for various audiences, including those in the creative professions. The experts' visit to SIBUR's production site left a lasting artistic impression on them. Over the course of two years, NEMOSKVA delegates visited six cities where SIBUR operates: Nizhny Novgorod, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Tyumen, Tobolsk, and Tomsk. These city visits included reviews of local artists' ideas, educational lectures, discussions, and round tables.
The International program
An important objective of the project is to develop and strengthen international cultural relations and to integrate regional representatives of culture and art into the global art agenda. In 2019, with participation of SIBUR, NEMOSKVA was presented at the BOZAR Fine Arts Center in Belgium and at the International Biennale in Venice.
A School for Curators
SIBUR became one of the partners who organized the 2019 Curatorial School conducted in response to a request from regional curators for specialized training they felt they needed. The school was held in Satka, Chelyabinsk Oblast, bringing together 20 artists and art curators from various Russian cities, including two attendees representing the cities where SIBUR operates.
An Exhibition in St. Petersburg
In August through October 2020, the Konnogvardeisky Manege hosted an exhibition titled Nemoskva not too far. The scale of the exhibition was particularly noteworthy: it featured more than 70 projects created by 80 artists right there at the Manege; it was visited by over 48,000 residents of St. Petersburg and tourists while it was open; it hosted a total of 231 excursions. In keeping with NEMOSKVA’s conceptual framework, the exhibition featured current works by the artists from Russia’s regions. In the run-up to and during the exhibition, it also featured online discussions focusing on current cultural trends and general understanding of Russia’s culture.