Today there is almost no doubt about the fact that street art is a legitimate art movement. Together with the invited experts, we will once again contemplate on where the line between a challenge and a provocation is drawn — and about what pieces of art are worthy of the best museum and private collections.
At the round table in Manege, practising artists will talk about where street art is appropriate in St. Petersburg, and what is more important in their work — form or content. A representative of the Committee on Urban planning will explain according to what rules this art resides in the city and what the ideal formula of coexistence between the authorities and artists looks like. Whilst representatives of the museum community from the Russian Museum and Manege will discuss how street art is entering the category of elitist art, and for what exactly street art is seeking recognition nowadays.
— Vladimir Grigor’ev, representative of the Committee on Urban Planning and Architecture, the main architect of St. Petersburg
— Pokras Lampas, an artist and calligrapher
— Stas Bags, an artist
— Ekaterina Andreeva, an art researcher, curator, art critic, lead researcher of the Department of Latest Trends at the State Russian Museum
— Anna Yalova, deputy-director for advancement at Manege, producer of the exhibition “Wall Elements”
The moderator of the exchange will be journalist and TV presenter Roman Gerasimov.
The event is part of the public programme of the ‘Wall Elements’ exhibition on view at Manege until August 26, 2018. Free entry.