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CYFEST-13:
COSMOS AND CHAOS

CYFEST, one of the biggest international media art festivals in Eastern Europe, was founded by a group of independent artists and curators in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 2007. Since its inception, CYFEST’s main concerns have been to examine the dialogue between new and traditional visual languages and to show technological achievements via artistic transformation. CYFEST unites art professionals, artists, curators, educators and thinkers, programmers, engineers, and media activists all over the world, and expands contemporary art, intertwining it with various disciplines of science and technology.

 

The festival program includes several exhibition projects, sound art, video and educational programs.

Visitor Guidelines

In accordance with the current anti-Covid rules and regulations, to visit festival events you will be asked to provide a QR code which should confirm that you either had a negative PCR test (valid for 72 hours after being registered), you were vaccinated by a vaccine recognized by the Russian authorities (non EU vaccines are recognized at the moment), that you have had Covid-19 in the past 6 months (should be registered in the Russian system gosuslugi.ru).

 

Face coverings are required for all visitors, even if you are vaccinated.

 

Dates

November 11–28, 2021

Venues

AIR Gallery (Art.ITMO.Residency)

Luda Gallery

Borey Art Center

State Hermitage Youth Education Center

Annenkirche

Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design

Curators

Anna Frants (Russia-USA)

Elena Gubanova (Russia)

Lydia Griaznova (Russia-Estonia)

Sofia Kudryavtseva (Russia)

Victoria Ilyushkina (Russia)

Sergey Komarov (Russia)

Varvara Egorova (Russia)

Alexandra Dementieva (Belgium)

Christiana Kazakou (Greece-UK)

Karolin Tampere (Norway)

Danielle Siembieda (USA)

Patricia Olynyk (USA–Canada)

Nina Czegledy (Canada)

Jerome Nivet-Carzon (France)

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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CURATORIAL CONCEPT

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EXHIBITIONS

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SOUND ART

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VIDEO PROGRAM

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SPECIAL SCREENING | ANTON VIDOKLE

Anton Vidokle, Citizens of the Cosmos (Still), 2019, HD video, color, sound, 49 min, Japan

LEARNING

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LEONARDO JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE

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PARTNERS

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PRESS

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