7th International Public Art Festival
Art Prospect: Treasure Hunt
15—18.10 2020

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art
CEC ArtsLink

7th International Public Art Festival
Art Prospect: Treasure Hunt

October 15–18

An online-offline festival

In 2020, the 7th International Public Art Festival Art Prospect simultaneously brings together 23 cities and 13 countries in an online-offline format. The festival showcases augmented reality works at the Ivan Gaza Palace of Culture (St. Petersburg), as well as interventions viewable both online and offline. This new format allows us to host scheduled events despite the COVID-19 pandemic by abiding by safety guidelines, and to significantly expand the festival audience. Art Prospect's theme for 2020 is Treasure Hunt. Treasure is a metaphor for a "new age", for our artists' emotions and experiences while isolated and their interpretation of the boundaries between public and private.

The festival features over 50 artists, including Sarah Burrell (Melbourne, Australia), Nadya Sayapina (Minsk, Belarus), Mikheil Sulakauri (Tbilisi, Georgia), Pasha Cas (Almaty, Kazakhstan), Diana U (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan), Vladimir Seleznyov (Yekaterinburg, Russia), Dagnini (Moscow, Russia), Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai (St. Petersburg, Russia), Vladimir Abikh (St. Petersburg, Russia), Fedor Dubrovin (Chuvash Republic, Russia), Navid Tschopp (Zurich, Switzerland), Annie Albagli (San Francisco, California, USA), Andy Graydon (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA), Ed Woodham (New York, USA), Khurshed Rasulzade (Dushanbe, Tajikistan), Vakhid Kazimov (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), and Victoria Myronyuk (Kolomyia, Ukraine).

About the Festival

Art Prospect is an annual public art festival founded in 2012 by the nonprofit organization CEC ArtsLink. The Festival transforms familiar urban landscapes, filling streets, courtyards, parks, and other public spaces with contemporary art works. The Festival has featured work by more than 250 artists from 20 countries around the world and more than 30,000 people have attended its events in a variety of neighborhoods in St. Petersburg. The Art Prospect Festival has also taken place in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Baku (Azerbaijan), Tbilisi (Georgia) and Kyiv (Ukraine).

The Art Prospect Festival is supported by the Ivan Gaza Palace of Culture, the Trust for Mutual Understand, Pro Helvetia Moscow, OCA, FRAME, Kettering Family Foundation, ProArte Foundation, and the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.