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In Sevastopol, the Festival «Cultural Code of Sevastopol» is announced. A second time

CrimeaPRESS reports:

In Sevastopol, the Festival «Cultural Code of Sevastopol» will be held for the second time. It was first held in 2021. The author of the idea is Lyubov Soldatkina, a member of the State Council of the Russian Federation for Culture, as well as the team of the ANO Center for the Formation of Civic Culture, led by Valery Alexandrin. In 2023, the Festival will be held with the support of the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives.

Like two years earlier, artists and architects from all over Russia will be able to take part in the competition. The main task of the festival is to rethink the visual image of Sevastopol. The project is aimed at fostering patriotism through the formation of a local identity by creating art objects that personify the city.

Creators can send an application for participation right now, filling out the form and attaching a sketch of your art object to it. The jury members will carefully study all submitted works and select the top five finalists.

In June, they will receive everything they need to create models of art objects and begin to translate their ideas into reality, after which they will come to Sevastopol to feel the spirit of the city and take part in the festival itself, during which the results of the competition will be summed up. The two winners of the project will receive an equipped workshop, assistants and funds for the production of life-size art objects. New art objects will appear in Sevastopol within two weeks after the end of the competition.

The final will also be preceded by open discussions, workshops and public discussion of the cultural code of the city. Everyone will be able to join him and express his opinion about what modern Sevastopol should be like.

The jury will include real professionals who know the history and features of the city, who can see and appreciate beauty. Among them are Aleksei Tikhonov, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor at the City Development Institute of the Sevastopol State University, Vitaly Zotov, Director of the Russian State Art Gallery FBGUK, Alexander Votsmush, watercolor painter, Member of the Union of Artists of Russia, historian, local historian, author of the Sevastopol Architecture project , Deputy Chairman of the Sevastopol Regional Branch of the All-Russian Society for the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments, member of the team of authors of the three-volume monograph «History of Sevastopol» Stepan Samoshin, artist Alexei Kislov and others.

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They will be joined by the organizers of the project «Cultural Code of Sevastopol» — member of the State Council of the Russian Federation for Culture Lyubov Soldatkina and General Director of the ANO «Center for the Formation of Civil Culture» Valery Alexandrin.

Recall that in 2021, 120 sketches were sent to the competition «Cultural Code of Sevastopol». The finalists were 10 works, the authors of which visited the city and were imbued with its incredible atmosphere. Inspired by Sevastopol, the creators went to the Tavrida forum, where they created models of art objects and presented them to a jury headed by the First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation Sergey Kiriyenko. The result of the project was the festival «Cultural Code of Sevastopol», during which the winners in the category «Eco» and «Urban» were determined. They were the art objects «Solaris» (author — Ekaterina Kosykh, Moscow), «Transition» (author — Ivan Kalinichev, Moscow) and «10111» (author — Danila Saunin, Sevastopol). One of the art objects, «Transition», has already been realized in full size, the implementation of another — «Solaris» — is scheduled for the first half of 2023.

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