Embassy by Natalia Peredvigina and Kirill Agafonov (former Gorod Ustinov)

Freitag 5. August 2022 / Friday August 5, 2022
kalte Getränke ab 17:00 / cold drinks at 5pm
Artist Talk ca.18:00 / artist talk around 6pm
Raum 3.11 oder auf der Terrasse / Room 3.11 or on the terrace
(Infos an der Tür des Gastateliers / more info at the door of the guest studio)

Die beiden KünstlerInnen Natalia Peredvigina und Kirill Agafonov sind ein weiteres Mal bei uns zu Gast. Wir freuen uns sehr, sie wieder bei uns begrüßen zu dürfen!
Bis Ende August werden sie im Gastatelier arbeiten und ihr Projekt Embassy gemeinsam mit interessierten Kollaborateuren weiter entwickeln.
Am Freitag, den 5. August, werden sie das Konzept des Projekts vorstellen.

The two artists Natalia Peredvigina and Kirill Agafonov are our guests for another time. We are very happy to welcome them with us again!
Until the end of August they will work in the guest studio and further develop their project Embassy together with interested collaborators.
On Friday, August 5, they will present the concept of the project.

Natalia Peredvigina and Kirill Agafonov:
In the guest studio Gleis70, artists Natalia Peredvigina and Kirill Agafonov will open a joint “Embassy” and present personal “microterritories” that previously made up Gorod Ustinov. 
“Embassy” is a series of meetings / exhibitions where Natalia and Kirill present their works, as well as artifacts of other authors and “microterritories”, offering the public discussion and joint artistic practice. 

“Working at the level of microdiplomacy, we are opening an embassy of our own and close microterritories, interacting with new microterritories of people and places. We propose during the meeting/exhibition to present what supports you, what constitutes the symbolic land on which you live.”
As a point on the map Ustinov does not exist. This was the name of the city of Izhevsk in 1984-1987. In the period 2010-2022, a micro-art-group / collective “microterritory” worked under this name, whose residents were born in 1986 and associated themselves with a place that does not exist, inventing their own space and time.

In continuation of the collective artistic practice, the personal “microterritories” of Natalia Peredvigina and Kirill Agafonov move and exist simultaneously in various locations, participating in Russian and European exhibitions, biennales and festivals of contemporary art. Artifacts of their “microterritories” are in the collection of the MSK Museum of Fine Arts (Ghent, Belgium) and private collections.

Wir freuen uns über Euren Besuch! – We are looking forward to welcoming you!
Natalia Peredvigina und Kirill Agafonov und das Gastatelier Team Gastatelier Gleis70, Hermetschloostrasse 70, 8048 Zürich