From July 1 to August 31, 2021, GUM in partnership with Archstoyanie Festival presents the new GUM-Red-Line Gallery festival, featuring the Red Garden – an exhibition of Russian public art. The exhibition is a part of the Cherry Forest Open Art Festival and is supported by its general partner — INTECO.
The space in front of GUM on Red Square will be transformed into a sculpture garden. Red Square will host an exhibition of public art by famous Russian artists for the first time ever. Art pieces will be housed in residential neighborhoods and business centers of INTECO – general partner of the project, as well as Bosco Manufactures in Kaluga and Nikola-Lenivets art park.
The project Red Garden is the second edition of the GUM-Red-Line Festival that was first held in the spring of 2019 as part of the Cherry Forest Open Art Festival. The first festival celebrated the opening of GUM-Red-Line Gallery. The projects of the 2nd GUM-Red-Line Gallery festival present a cross-section of various forms of contemporary public art: land art is the domain of maestro Nikolay Polissky; Moscow conceptualism is represented by Andrey Filippov; media art, imitating garden sculptures, is highlighted by Aristarkh Chernyshev; Rinat Voligamsi works in the postmodern tradition with a dash of surrealism; Dmitry Zhukov deals with monumental forged metal artworks; abstract sculpture is a calling card of Roman Ermakov; Dmitri Aske is responsible for showcasing public art with elements of Soviet monumental art; Vasilisa Prokopchuk and Evgeny Bragin highlight interactive installations.
The design of the exhibition was created by the Wowhaus Architecture Bureau. Geometrical podiums, flowerbeds, lawns, and paths in the style of classic gardens and parks. The exhibition expands the traditional Flower Festival that is traditionally organized for 9 years by GUM on Red Square.
During the exhibition vernissage, project participants – Nikolay Polissky, Roman Ermakov, Aristarkh Chernyshev, Andrey Filippov, Dmitry Zhukov, Dmitri Aske, Vasilisa Prokopchuk, Evgeny Bragin – planted their own flowers on Red Square.
Curators: Anton Kochurkin, Marina Fedorovskaya.
Producers: Igor Kazakov, Julia Bychkova, Ivan Polissky.