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Archstoyanie Land Art Festival unveils list of participants for 2016

Archstoyanie Land Art Festival unveils list of participants for 2016
Rotonda , Alexander Brodsky (Image: Yuri Palmin / Archstoyanie / Facebook)

25 May 2016

The Archstoyanie Land Art Festival, Russia’s largest land art and architecture festival, has released the list of works on display at this year’s festival.

Taking place from 22 — 24 July, Archstoyanie takes “Asylum” as its theme this year.

At this year’s Archstoyanie visitors will see Bridge by Wowhaus – a flexible knitted bridge to the Versailles landscape park – and Buried Geländewagen (Archpoint), a car-bunker Mercedes-Geländewagen, buried in the ground up to the roof. Visitors to the festival will be able to get into the car through a hatch. Pavel Suslov will present the project Homeless Man’s House, the artist’s temporary open air home, created from 254 canvases.

“New objects will be presented in the park — asylums, not created for the sake of physical preservation, but for the sake of emotional purity and peace[...],” the festival organisers stated.

Established in 2006, Archstoyanie sees art lovers flock to the Russian village of Nikola-Lenivets, approximately 200 kilometres southwest of Moscow on the banks of the river Ugra, to enjoy an expanding collection of land art. The festival has increased its scope in recent years to to include sculpture, lectures and sound installations.

More information can be found on the Archstoyanie website.

Source: Afisha (in Russian)