January 25, 2017 the 10th CYFEST started in St. Petersburg with tremendous success opening two exhibitions in classical art institutions, the Scientific Research Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts, Museum of Applied Arts of St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design.
“Participation Effect” at the Museum of Applied Arts of St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design photography by Anton Khlabov:
“Interpretations” at the Scientific Research Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts, photography by Anton Khlabov:
For its anniversary, CYFEST gathers more than 100 artists from 20 countries. Honorable participants of the festival include Moscow-based Irina Nakhova (who represented Russia at the Venice Biennale 2015); Italian artist Fabrizio Plessi (participant of Documenta 8 held every five years in the German city of Kassel), and an artist repeated by shown at the Venice Biennale), Phill Niblock (New Yorker minimalist composer, multimedia musician, and director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation), and William Latham (Britain’s media artist working at the intersection of processual art, genetics and computer graphics.)
One of the largest international media art festivals, CYFEST was founded in St. Petersburg in 2007 by independent artists and curators. The festival promotes the emergence of new forms of art and high technology interactions. CYFEST’s goal is to develop professional connections between artists, curators, engineers and programmers around the world to expose wide audiences to robotics, video, sound and net art. Over the last decade, CYFEST has featured artists from Russia, USA, Germany, Japan, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Finland, Italy, the Philippines among other countries.
The 10th CYFEST runs in St. Petersburg from January 25 to February 7, 2017 and features exhibitions, performances, video and educational programs.