The 9th Krasnoyarsk Fair of Book Culture

 The 9th Krasnoyarsk Fair of Book Culture is to be held in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, 2015. The Krasnoyarsk Fair is an full-scale international project of the Mikhail Prokhorov Fund, a charitable foundation for cultural initiatives, is aimed to unite writers, publishers, and the cultural community from central regions of Russia and cities of Far East, Siberia and Ural.

The key topic of the Kasnoyarsk Fair 2015 is “Homeland’s map: the artistic development of space”. What is the Homeland begins with? How does a sum of territoties become a symbolic unity called the country, nation, fatherland in the perception of its population?

The Kasnoyarsk Fair is aimed at showing differenet ways of investigation into the proper country and at demonstrating the fact that the shaping of collective and individual identity comes through the interactive creation of local cultural mythos that, as a whole, do generate an image of homeland.

The mounts of publishing houses will traditionally be located in the International Business Center “Siiberia” where over 20 round tables and discussions will be heldto encompass discussions run by writers, poets, travellers and researshers in relation to a place the different territories (especially, Siberia) occupy on the Russia’s cultural map and to a way the travelling interacts with literature and with the destination of civilization and the reasons of why poets go out into the urban space.

The intelelctual program will be supported by the presentation of new books from leading authors and publihing houses. As special guests to the program, there will be Vladimir Sharov, Pavel Lobkov, Andrey Bilzho, Kirill Kobrin, Andrey Levkin, Mikhail Vizel, Leonid Yuzefovich (Russia), Kristofer Merill (USA), Meilis de Kerangal, Jean-Philip Arru-Vinyo (France), Nick Filding (UK), Ida Linde (Sweden), Karl Schlegel (Germany). 

A distinguishing feature of the Fair will be an exhibitional program “Around the city”: an interactive installation will show differenet ways of interacting of artists with the space of literature and language. The travelling over cultural mythos of various places will be interesing for both adults and very young visitors of the Fair for whom there is provided a big children’s program from the media workshop “Tvori-Gora”.

The professional program for librarians, journalists and local historians will be suppleneted this year by special laboratories with the active participation of residebts of the Krasnoyarsk city  and Krasnoyarsk territory. The nedia laboratory “City’s code” will tell citizens about their image of the city of Krasnoyarsk and compare ther views to those of residents of other Russia’s regions. The laboratoty “Trabelogue” will generate a creative and educatuinal approach to study and practically use a new language to more exactly describe their experience in travelling over and understanding of the space by journalists and writers of the Krasnoyarsk territoty.

The parallel program will be full of brilliant names and events in the sphere of theater, music, cinema and will be held on leading grounds of the city. Gogol-Center with its performance “Dead souls” staged by Kirill Serebrennikov, the cocert of Aleksey Aigi, the ensemble 4'33 “Kuryokhin Next” (in the memory of Sergey Kuryokhin), the exhibition “A scenographical study of Prigov”, the performance “Elementary particles” by Semyon Aleksandrovsky as well as a traditional musical-performance program “KRYAKК visiting Strelka” for the museum night “Contacting” in the Cultural Center with the participation of actress Yelena Morozova and poet Andrey Rodionov – this is a far-from-being-full list of events that will be presented to Krasnoyarsk by the Fair this year. With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Krasnoyars territoty, there will be held a concert by the Russian natuinal orchestra under the guidance of Mikhail Pletnev.

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