Photo: Anton Khlabov
Curated by Lizaveta Matveeva
The PRO ARTE Foundation, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg
From 3 to 11 June 2021, Peter and Paul Fortress hosted the FLY ROUND exhibition of Alina Kugush, a member of the School for Young Artists of the PRO ARTE Foundation.
Alina has prepared an exhibition-route, where the trajectory of movement is set by the author, but allows for various deviations. In the process of transformation of a moth from a larva into a butterfly, the body goes through its life cycle, reborn from physical to digital and moving from one media to another. In the reality show, which the artist invites us to watch, iconographic grains-associations from films, paintings, books, philosophy and mass culture are collected — as in the two previous exhibitions of the School participants, the viewer is invited to plunge into the process of guessing and deciphering these secret images.
Alina Kugush works with graphics, objects and performance art. Participant of the School of Active Drawing and Performative Posing SHARPPS-7 of the “North 7” group, group exhibitions and interdisciplinary projects in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Bishkek. She studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Russian State Pedagogical University (2012-2014) and at the Faculty of Graphics of the St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture — Art Academy (2014-2018). Participant of the PRO ARTE Foundation’s School for Young Artists 2020-21. Lives and works in St. Petersburg.
In 2020, the CYLAND MediaArtLab became a partner of the PRO ARTE School for Young Artists. Specially for its participants, our curators and artists developed and held 2 education courses, and conducted a series of master classes and project reviews.