Imperial gardens festival

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«IMPERIAL GARDENS OF RUSSIA». «AVANTGARDENS». 10th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

«Imperial Gardens of Russia» is an annual celebration of landscape art, the main event of which is the exhibition of landscape compositions, garden installations, and art object. The anniversary festival, inspired by the brilliant concepts and ideas of the Russian avant-garde, dedicated to the movement, the largest collection of which is kept in the Russian Museum. In the context of the Year of the Ecology, designer-florists will present a modern view of landscape art, in which innovative ideas and conceptual decision of the avant-gard are in interaction with avant-gard are in interaction with environmental principles.

Festival “Imperial Gardens of Russia”

The Imperial Gardens of Russia, the international festival of garden and park art, is an annual large-scale event held by the Russian Museum that takes place on its grounds, in the Mikhailovsky Garden.

The initiator and creator of the Imperial Gardens of Russia Festival is Vladimir Gusev, the Director of the Russian Museum.

The first Imperial Gardens of Russia International Festival was held from 30 May to 3 June 2008 in the Mikhailovsky Garden in celebration of the 110th anniversary of the Russian Museum. The main organizer was the Russian Museum with the support of the Prince Michael of Kent Foundation and the Union of Horticulturists of Russia. Since then, the festival has become an annual celebration for city residents and visitors, and it is also now one of St. Petersburg’s signature cultural events.

The central event of the festival is the landscaping exhibition and competition. In plots specially designated for the exhibition in the Mikhailovsky Garden, competition participants create landscaping compositions on a given topic. Each year, a working group comprised of Russian Museum staff develops a new theme and tasks for participants in the exhibition competition, as well as formulates the general plan of the entire festival, which also includes entertainment and educational activities.

Target audience of the Festival “Imperial Gardens of Russia”

The festival is designed for a wide audience. First and foremost, this audience is city residents and visitors, and it is also comprised of specialists in the sphere of landscaping and garden and park art. Along with the landscaping exhibition competition, the festival program includes a large-scale entertainment and educational program: concerts, master classes, lectures, excursions, fashion shows, and special programs for children of different ages and for adults and children with disabilities.

The choice of the Mikhailovsky Garden for the festival was no accident. The Mikhailovsky Garden is a part of the unique architectural and artistic complex of the Russian Museum and is an outstanding monument of landscaping art located in the historical center of St. Petersburg.

Importance of the Festival “Imperial Gardens of Russia”

The Imperial Gardens of Russia Festival does not take place on a fixed date every year, but traditionally it takes place during the White Nights in the first half of June and lasts ten days.

The Imperial Gardens of Russia Festival is the first landscaping festival in Russia and is currently the only one in Northwest Russia. It stands among a number of famous landscaping festivals around the world such as: the Chelsea Flower Show, London; the Hampton Court Flower Show, England; and the International Garden Festival in Chaumont-sur-Loire, France, and others.

The festival is not a commercial project; it primarily plays a socially significant and educational role, and is supported by sponsors.

The development of the landscaping festival is extremely important for tourism, the improvement of the ecological situation in the megapolis, the creation of a school for garden and park art and landscape design, and for the sustainability of the urban environment. Together, this all creates serious potential for both cultural development and the development of the city as a whole. Its enormous popularity and positive response in the media speaks to the fact that this festival project by the museum is necessary for development, both for tourism and for ecological consciousness among city residents and visitors. Cultural events that create a higher level of aesthetics in our environment and bear educational ideas cannot happen without support from socially responsible businesses. Over the years that the festival has been held, it has acquired regular partners and sponsors that support the festival even in difficult years.

The Imperial Gardens of Russia Festival is a part of the yearly calendar of events of the St. Petersburg Committee for Culture.

Awards of the Festival “Imperial Gardens of Russia”

In 2013, the festival was awarded the Highest Russian Award from the Russian National Prize for Landscape Architecture in the category “EVENT OF THE YEAR”.

In 2014, it took first place in the final of the National Prize in the Sphere of Cultural Tourism, the Russian Event Awards, in the category “BEST PROJECT IN THE CULTURAL SPHERE”.

For the Russian Museum, as the holder of the largest collection of Russian visual art in the world, the festival has a special significance in the addressing of such cultural and educational tasks like fostering interest in historical spaces and reinvigorating Russian garden and park art. With the opening of a new “exhibition hall” under the open sky, the Russian Museum has an additional opportunity to realize its artistic potential.

Conditions for Participating in the Exhibition

In accordance with current conditions, organizations wishing to participate in the exhibition should send their PROJECTS, addressed to the Working Group, for further consideration by the Expert Council at the e-mail address igardensrm@gmail.com.

All PROJECTS will be considered and approved with the participation of the Expert Council until 1 March 2017.

PROJECTS may be accepted without remarks or returned to the applicant for revision. PROJECTS may be fully rejected by the Expert Council.

Organizations whose PROJECTS were examined and selected for further participation in the exhibition shall be notified by letter—an invitation to a meeting for the selection of an exhibition space directly in the Mikhailovsky Garden.

For projects accepted by the Expert Council, a space in the Mikhailovsky Garden will be provided free of charge.

The participating organization or individual will sign an agreement for participation in the exhibition with the Russian Museum.

After the Agreement is signed, the organization will receive the status of Participant in the Exhibition.

The exhibited composition will be maintained the participant themselves.

Within a strictly defined period of time (indicated in the agreement), the Participant must dismantle their composition and “hand over” the empty exhibition space to a representative of the Working Group of the festival.

KASSIR.RU Begins Selling Tickets to the 10th Imperial Gardens of Russia International Festival

The Imperial Gardens of Russia Festival will celebrate its 10th year in the Mikhailovsky Garden of the Russian Museum from 9 to 18 June 2017, tickets for which can be purchased only at St. Petersburg KASSIR.RU outlets. The cost of the tickets range from 50 to 600 rubles, depending on the category.

AVANTGARDENS is the theme of the exhibition of garden and park art for 2017. During the White Nights season, there will be an extravagant celebration presenting various landscaping compositions, garden installations, and art objects. Many interesting surprises await visitors: outstanding and interesting events, concerts, and theatrical performances, as well as exclusive avant-garde souvenirs.

During this anniversary year, exhibition participants have dared to partake in a bold experiment: in their works, they will try to interpret concepts and images from avant-garde art in the space of the Mikhailovsky Garden in the immediate vicinity of the Russian Museum. The theme of ecology will also be touched upon, as 2017 has been declared the Year of Ecology in the Russian Federation.

Imperial gardens of Russia is today the only festival of its kind in Northwest Russia. The starting point was 2008, the year the 110th anniversary of the Russian Museum was celebrated. The main organizer then was the Russian Museum itself with support from the Prince Michael of Kent Foundation and the Union of Horticulturists of Russia. Today, the celebration stands among other famous landscaping events around the world such as the Chelsea Flower Show, London; Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, England; and the International Garden Festival in Chaumont-sur-Loire, France.

In 2013, the exhibition was awarded the Highest Russian Award from the Russian National Prize for Landscape Architecture in the category “Event of the Year”, and in 2014, it took first place in the final of the National Prize in the Sphere of Cultural Tourism, the Russian Event Awards, in the category “Best Project in the Cultural Sphere”.

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Program of the Festival

9 June (Friday)

2:00 pm The Mikhailovsky Garden opens for visitors

3:00 pm Master class “Avant-Garde and a Synthesis of Arts: Collage” from the Avant-Garde Floral Arts series from the FO-MI company (Larisa Reshetova, florist)

4:00 pm Scientific edutainment show “The Chemical Palette of Knowledge” by Physic’sLand, a student club from the University of Information Technology, Mechanics, and Optics

5:00 pm Presentation of the project “The Movement of Blue: A Russian/German Encounter”, with the participation of the creators of the project and Lorelei, a German song ensemble

9:00 pm AKHE Engineering Theater: performance of the play Foam of Days. *Masleny Meadow

10 June (Saturday)

1:00 pm Master class “Suprematism: Bouquets from Vegetables” from the Avant-Garde Floral Arts series (Anna Nazarova, “Ochen’ Khorosho”)

2:00 pm Scientific edutainment show “The Physics of the Creation of Beauty” by Physic’sLand

5:00 pm “Avant-Garde Online: How Are Avant-Garde Art and Modern Technology Connected?” Presentation of the online encyclopedia of the Russian avant-garde by the curator of the project, Alexander Kremer

6:30 pm Performance “Wolf tango – HARAM” by the avant-garde theater Derevo (Anton Adasinsky, artistic director) *Masleny Meadow

7:00 pm Concert by Alexander Manotskov and the Courage Quartet.

11 June (Sunday)

12:00 pm Awards ceremony for participants in the Avantgardens exhibition. With the participation of the Debut vocal studio (Marina Temkina, artistic director) and the Poyushchie Ruki gesture singing studio (Marina Durkina, artistic director)

1:00 pm Master class “Surrealism” from the Avant-Garde Floral Arts series

2:00 pm “Path of Artists”, project from the Excursion and Lecture Department of the Russian Museum: master classes by St. Petersburg artists for children and adults with the participation of the pupils of St. Petersburg art studios.

“Russian Fairground Fun”, program with folklore-related games (Kitezhgrad Ethnocultural Center at the Izmailovsky Children’s House of Art)

5:00 pm Lecture, “Malevich, Mondrian, and Kandinsky: Utopia, Pragmatism, and Eternal Flowering”. Lecturer: Alexei Boiko, PhD in Art History, staff member at the Russian Museum, docent at St. Petersburg State University

6:30 pm Performance “Wolf tango – TEPLOKROVNYE” by the theater Derevo *Masleny Meadow

7:00 pm Concert by the Volkov Trio musical collective

8:00 pm Choral naumachia (performance on the water). Staging of Velimir Khlebnikov’s supertale “Zangezi”. Joint project by Gleb Ershov, Pyotr Bely, Vladimir Rannev, Sofia Azarkhi, Andrei Rudyev, Ilya Grishayev, Semyon Motolyanets, Lera Lerner, students of the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University, and graduates of PRO ARTE.

* Path by Large Pond: 2:30 pm­–8:00 pm “Plein Air in the Mikhailovsky Garden”, project by Excursion and Lecture Department of the Russian Museum: Avantgardens Flash Exhibition of Children’s Drawings

12 June (Monday)

Russia Day

12:00 pm Dance music concert “I Just Catch the Sound of Polka in the Distance” by young musicians from the Art Liniya Foundation for the Support of the Arts (Tatyana Malysheva, artistic director)

2:00 pm Master class “Constructivism: Botanical Drawing” from the Avant-Garde Floral Arts series (Elena Smirnova, FO-MI)

3:00 pm Scientific edutainment show by Physic’sLand

4:00 pm “Sculpture in the Garden”. Dialogue between the artist Vladimir Zagorov and the art historian Alexei Boiko

6:00 pm Concert by Alexei Aigi and the ensemble 4’33’’

13 June (Tuesday)

2:00 pm Master class “Expressionism: A Panel Painting from Moss” from the Avant-Garde Floral Arts series (Ekaterina Nikolayeva, florist)

3:00 pm Scientific edutainment show by Physic’sLand

4:00 pm Lecture, “Performance in the Garden: Episodes from History and Contemporary Practice”. Lecturer: Roman Osminkin, researcher, poet, art critic

6:30 pm Concert, “Travels in the Silver Age and the World of the Avant-Garde”: Marina Morozova (soprano), Tatyana Savinova (piano)

8:30 pm Igor Baskin and D-Sound Project, “Concert for Malevich”

14 June (Wednesday)

Ecology Day (part of the Year of Ecology in the Russian Federation)

11:00 am–4:00 pm “Ecoenviron”, program by the Northwest Center for the Support of Ecological Education

– performances by children’s artistic collectives, ecological tales and entertainment, fashion shows

– showing of films by the winners of the From the Year of Cinema to the Year of Ecology film competition

– master classes and presentations

– information table on recycling by the RazDelny Sbor Association (12:00 pm–6:00 pm)

– “City of Artists” program (12:00 pm–4:00pm)

* Rossi Pavilion 12:00 pm–6:00 pm GreenLab site. ART I SHOK Computer Graphics School: the creation of ecological graffiti, art master classes

* Children’s playground 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Ecological children’s games “We Comprehend the Secrets of Nature”

4:00 pm Scientific edutainment show “What Comes to Mind” by Physic’sLand

5:00 pm Master class “Paper Flowers” from the Avant-Garde Floral Arts series (Evdokia Aseyeva, FO-MI)

15 June (Thursday)

1:00 pm Master class “Organic Direction: Florarium” from the Avant-Garde Floral Arts series (Oksana Stoyan, FO-MI)

3:00 pm Scientific edutainment show by Physic’sLand

4:00 pm Lecture, “The Landscape Architecture of a Megapolis in the Late 20th and Early 21st Century (Russia, Germany, and Austria): Traditions of the Avant-Garde in Contemporary Contexts”. Lecturer: Alexei Sholokhov, docent at the Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, St. Petersburg

7:00 pm “Second of the Sky”. Video program by Igor Baskin

16 June (Friday)

12:00 pm Language animation from drb – Der Blaue Reiter Café  (Russian-German Meeting Center Foundation for the Support and Development of Russian-German Relations)

1:00 pm Master class “Primitivism” from the Avant-Garde Floral Arts series

3:00 pm Scientific edutainment show by Physic’sLand

4:00 pm “Images of Gardens and Parks in the Paintings of Viktor Borisov-Musatov and the Blue Rose Artists”. Lecturer: Elena Stankevich, art historian and head of the Methodological Department of the Russian Museum

6:30 pm Ecological master class by drb – Der Blaue Reiter Café

7:00 pm Concert by MolOt-ensemble

8:00 pm Performance “Wolf tango – ZAVYAZ” by the theater Derevo  *Masleny Meadow

17 June (Saturday)

12:00 pm Architecture master classes from the Society of Young Architects: “The Architecture of the Avant-Garde in Models”. For children ages 4–7

1:00 pm Master class “Abstractionism” from the Avant-Garde Floral Arts series (Olga Kulakova, florist)

2:00 pm Architecture master classes from the Society of Young Architects: “Architectural Experiments”. For children ages 8–16.

4:00 pm Lecture, “‘Here Will Be a City Garden’: Decorative Projects of Revolutionary Urbanism”. Lecturer: Alexander Kibasov, philosopher, head methodologist of the Russian Museum

5:00 pm Lecture, “Signs of the Revolution: The Architecture of the Leningrad Avant-Garde”. Lecturer: Dmitry Simanovsky, translator and creator of the project

6:00 pm Performance “Wolf tango – SNAKE TIME” by the theater Derevo *Masleny Meadow

7:00 pm Concert by AVIA with the participation of the AVIA Acrobats under the direction of Anton Adasinsky

18 June (Sunday)

12:00 pm Language animation from drb – Der Blaue Reiter Café

1:00 pm Master class “Futurism” from the Avant-Garde Floral Arts series

3:00 pm Scientific edutainment show by Physic’sLand

4:00 pm Lecture, “‘Flowers of the Universal Flowering’: The Art of Pavel Filonov”. Lecturer: Alexei Kurbanovsky, art historian, critic, head researcher of the Russian Museum

6:00 pm Festival closing ceremony

* Project №46:

4:00 pm «The Tree of Life»: tree planting  by PAO «Severstal» et PAO «Silovye machiny»

The events will take place on the main stage of the festival, the Terrace of the Mikhailovsky Palace (exceptions are marked with an asterisk [*])

* Rossi Pavilion

Master classes under the supervision of professional artists from the studio ART KONTAKT & KotARTis

Daily from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

* Children’s playground

Project «They paint it there». The number of performances  of the group «Sever-7″ and students of the Academy of Arts

Events in the program are subject to change. Please refer to the website www.igardens.ru for the latest information

General financial partners

АФК «СИСТЕМА»
БФ «СИСТЕМА»

Strategic partner

ОАО «НОВАТЭК»

Financial partners

ПАО «МОБИЛЬНЫЕ ТЕЛЕСИСТЕМЫ» (МТС)
БАНК ИНТЕЗА
ПАО «СЕВЕРСТАЛЬ»
ПАО «СИЛОВЫЕ МАШИНЫ»
МАКСИДОМ

Partners

Санкт-Петербургский общественный благотворительный фонд восстановления дворцов Русского музея
Международное общество «ДРУЗЬЯ РУССКОГО МУЗЕЯ»
Фонд поддержки искусств «АРТ-ЛИНИЯ»
ООО «АНДРЕАС ШТИЛЬ МАРКЕТИНГ»
ООО «ИНТЕКС»
COCA-COLA HELLENIC
Социально-культурный фонд ХЕННЕССИ
ФИЛИАЛ РУССКОГО МУЗЕЯ В МАЛАГЕ
VidiGuide
OTIDO GROUP
СПБГАСУ
ГЕНЕРАЛЬНОЕ КОНСУЛЬСТВО ГЕРМАНИИ
РУССКО-НЕМЕЦКИЙ ЦЕНТР ВСТРЕЧ
ЭНЦИКЛОПЕДИЯ РУССКОГО АВАНГАРДА
«КРОНФЕСТ»
Plasma Rent
Капелла
ИТМО

Informational partners

Moscow Flower Show
Сады и люди
Издательство Землевладелец
Издательство Зодчий
ИА Северная Звезда
Волгобалт
Poster
Турпрессклуб
ТК Санкт-Петербург
Собака.ру

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