MANIFESTA 10 Parallel Program

Students of the School of performance PYRFYR (Moscow)

A program of performances “Reflexes of memory”

Curator: Elena Kovylina
Participants: Anastasia Belova, Irina Makarova, Evgenia Korobkova, Anna Tretjakova, Olga Krasutskaya and Roman Zaitsev, Elena Gorbacheva, Zhanna Bulgakova, Valeria Korneeva, Eva Lutneva, Anna Semenova, Olga Kaminka, Julia Neznaeva

Venue: Anna Nova art gallery, Zhukovskogo str., 28
Date: June 29, 2014 20.00

Declared by Manifesta’s curator Casper Koenig, the subject of the Cultural heritage has unexpectedly become unbelievably actual and urgent. We are facing not only the reinterpretation of cultural tradition and the attitude to the artistic and historical heritage, but also the cracking of the firm norms and codes of existence of this tradition. Students of the School of performance PYRFYR at Solyanka Gallery have prepared the program of performances for presentation in Anna Nova art gallery during “Manifesta 10” biennale on the subject of cultural and historical heritage. Young artists reflect the subject of repetition of cultural-historical matrixes, the disputed situations, expected and unforeseen reactions. For example, Nastya Belova in the performance " Oh, yes " as though accidentally steps on the rake, Irina Makarova and Evgenia Korobkova in the poetic performance address to the subject of poetry’s memory, Anna Tretjakova in her work "A sharp situation" investigates a phenomenon of varying perception in extreme situations, performance "Reflexes" by Olga Krasutskaya and Roman Zaitsev is dedicated to infinite transformations, mirror reflections in the space of art interpretation. Elena Gorbacheva will show her work "A sleeping tradition ",Valeria Korneeva will show her performance “Behind the scenes” and Eva Lutneva will show her performance “Reflections”. Natalia Andrianova uses actual repetition of the performance which has become to already sign work, Anna Semenova researches subject of domestic Motherland in her personal performance “Memory”.

June, 30 (12.00-19.00)

Elena Kovylina. “125” performance

The author will be very slowly eating 125 gram piece of bread for one working day at the gallery. This was the provision scale of bread given to unemployed people of Leningrad, during the hardest period of the blockade of the city at the period of Great Patriotic war 1941-1945.

Elena Kovylina (1971, Moscow) – Russian performance artist; graduated from University of Arts of Berlin (Rebecca Horn class), the prize-winner of the Innovation in 2008. Kovilina works in the genre of performance and action art. Started work in the end of the 90’s. School of performance PYRFYR was founded in 2012 as part of the Solyanka Gallery. The namesake pfestival is held annually since 2010. Besides regular performance classes there are lectures and meetings with the representatives of international art scene.