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

You are sure that you know well how toto look Christmas tree? Today you will be convinced that you were wrong. Only a real connoisseur and connoisseur of art will be able to recognize in this design a New Year tree. 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 "(the former cinema center" Leningrad "). Despite the fact that the fir tree here in all senses and does not smell, 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 - representative of the constructivist line of the Russian avant-garde, famous painter, graphic artist, designer and artist of the theater, the founder of Soviet design. He, among other things, developed a draft of a monument dedicated to the Third International, which was supposed to be embodied in the form of a grand seven-story revolving tower. But the project was forgotten. Otherwise, such an installation could appear in Petersburg. The authors of the current avant-garde tree, youngPetersburg artists Egor Kraft and Alexander Letsius, call their initiative symbolic support of talented colleagues and contribute to the development of a new direction for our country in art - Public art. Sharing the views of Tatlin, which he reflected in his slogans "Art - in life" and "Neither to the old, nor to the new, but to the right one", his contemporary adherents considered the "Leningrad Center" the best place to install the installation. This modern multi-format space, the grand opening of which was held on December 25, brings together concert and theater grounds, a gallery, conceptual bars and restaurants. And Petersburg itself was once a creative platform for Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Velimir Khlebnikov. "Elka" will stand on the court at the "Leningrad Center" until February 20. And the curators of the new project already promise that the erection of conceptual art objects on this site will become an annual tradition.

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