Leave a mark, St Petersburg

from 8 August 2019 to 12 August 2019 The first international festival of ceramic art “Leave a Trace” will take place August 8-12 2019 from 12 to 6 p.m. by the Gosudarev Bastion at Peter and Paul Fortress and at the exhibition of the Museum of Architectural Ceramics “Keramarch”. The project is timed to the 30th anniversary of the Soviet-American project “Clay Stomp” (Milwaukee, USA – Leningrad, USSR). Russian and foreign ceramic artists, as well as residents and guests of the city who want to “leave a mark” will join the festival. At the end of the festival a large-scale ceramic art object – the globe, a symbol of peace and friendship will be created. It will be placed later in one of the public spaces in the city. 30 years ago, a similar festival was held in Leningrad. It took place on the bank of the Neva River, Several thousand people “trampled” about 6 tons of clay and made a monumental ceramic panel. The first action of the Soviet-American project “Clay Stomp” was held in Milwaukee (USA) Program of the festival: August, 8 (Thursday): 12:00 – press conference (Gosudarev bastion, Keramarch Musem). 13:00 – start of the Festival “Leave a mark” (the main stage at the Gosudarev bastion). Start of workshops. 14:00 – Opening of an exhibition (Gosudarev bastion, Keramarch Museum). 13: 00–18: 00 – workshops by guest artists August, 9 (Friday): 12:00 – discussion “From traditions to future”. Topics for discussion: preservation of traditions in the conditions of technology development, state support of personal initiatives, development of international cooperation, exchange of experience. 13: 00–18: 00 – workshops by guest artists August, 10 (Saturday): 12:00 – Grand opening of the “Leave a mark” festival (main stage). 12: 10–18: 00 – “Leave a mark” campaign (“Clay Stomp”; the main festival site) – collective clay feet kneading; creation of globe; public creation of modular parts for background 12: 10–18: 00 – “Clay Stomp Fest” – the musical part of the festival, performance of popular singers and groups (main stage). August, 11 (Sunday): 12: 10–18: 00 – “Leave a mark” campaign (“Clay Stomp”; the main festival site) – collective clay feet kneading; creation of globe; public creation of modular parts for background 12: 10–18: 00 – “Clay Stomp Fest” – the musical part of the festival, performance of popular singers and groups (main stage). 18:00 – Closing ceremony. The project is organized by the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, the Museum of Architectural Ceramics “Keramarch” and the construction and restoration company “Pallada”. Free admission Media accreditation by e-mail press@keramarch.ru or by phone: +7911 196 77 70, +7981 156 43 36. Additional information on the website www.keramarch.ru.

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