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Fur-tree as an art object: dedicated to the avant-garde connoisseurs

Are you sure you know well how you shouldto look like a Christmas tree? Today you will be convinced that you were wrong. Only a true connoisseur and connoisseur of art will be able to recognize a New Year tree in this design. This unusual structure is called “Yolka. Dedication to Tatlin ", and it appeared on December 22 in front of the main entrance to the" Leningrad Center "(formerly the cinema center" Leningrad "). Despite the fact that it doesn't smell like a tree in every sense, it is a real work of art made of aluminum and steel. And its form and content are quite consistent with the name. Vladimir Tatlin is a representative of the constructivist line of the Russian avant-garde, a famous painter, graphic artist, designer and theater artist, the founder of Soviet design. He, among other things, developed a project for a monument dedicated to the Third International, which was supposed to be embodied in the form of a grandiose seven-story rotating tower. But the project was forgotten. Otherwise, such a structure could have appeared in St. Petersburg. The authors of the current avant-garde tree, youngPetersburg artists Egor Kraft and Alexander Letsius call their initiative a symbolic support of talented colleagues and a contribution to the development of a new direction in art for our country - Public art. Sharing Tatlin's views, which he reflected in his slogans “Art to life” and “Neither to the old, nor to the new, but to the necessary”, his contemporary associates considered the Leningrad Center the best place to install the installation. This modern multi-format space, whose grand opening took place on December 25, brings together concert and theater venues, a gallery, conceptual bars and restaurants. And St. Petersburg itself was once a creative platform for Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Velimir Khlebnikov. The Yolka will stay on the site near the Leningrad Center until February 20. And the curators of the new project are already promising that the construction of conceptual art objects on this site will become an annual tradition.

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