Murmansk, Portovy Prospekt, 25
Moscow, Bolotnaya Nab., 11/1
An exhibition held in Murmansk on Lenin, the world's first atomic icebreaker, and in Moscow at the D.E.V.E. Gallery as part of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art and the Austrian Cultural Season in Russia.
Exhibition curators: Stella Rollig and Simon Mraz.
For the exhibition, Russian, French, and Austrian artists boarded the legendary icebreaker, which once played host to Fidel Castro and Nikita Khruschev and is now kept at dock in Murmansk. The artists, including Elena Elagina and Igor Makarevich, Zhanna Kadyrova, Anna Titova, Cathérine Charreyre, Michael Strasser, and others were invited to “artistically reflect the icebreaker's history through the prism of its historic importance.” Each artist prepared his own project specifically for the space of the icebreaker. In Moscow, the exhibition consisted of drafts, models and photographs of their work.
Support for the project was provided by Rosatom, The Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, as well as Raiffeisenbank, Stella Art Foundation and other sponsors.
The exhibition was called one of the most interesting projects of the 5th Moscow Biennale by the popular radio station Kommersant FM.
ArtManagement provided public relations services for this project and organized a press tour for members of the international press.