The construction of the art object "Red Forest" created by the nonconformist artist Igor Shelkovsky is a landmark event of the Anniversary festival Archstoyanie in Nikola-Lenivets.
"Works by Igor Shelkovsky appeared in the AZ Museum collection several years ago, but straightaway have gained a special place among the artists of the sixties, fairly comprehensively presented in our collection. Throughout the life the artist worked in the tradition of the Russian Avant-guard and created unique sculptures and paintings. He repeatedly stated, how massively the perception of the object changes, when it transforms from small to gigantic and goes out to a wide-open space. Precisely that kind of metamorphosis is happening now with the "Red Forest", which will undoubtedly become the center of gravity for all the visitor of the festival "Archstoyanie" — Natalia Opaleva, CEO of the AZ Museum
The first art object of Igor Shelkovsky in Nikola-Lenivets is a construction from 8 meter high massive wooden beams, built along the bridge in a chaotic way. The bridge crosses over the ravine on the border of the forest and road. The object is colored in a bright-red, what highlights it on the background of the summer grass and black and white winter shadows.
The "Archstoyanie" Festival will take place in September 4-6, 2020
We recommend travelling to Mayakovskaya metro station. The walk to the AZ Museum will take around five minutes. After leaving the station, turn first to the right into the alley, then moving forward, at the first intersection, turn left to 2nd Tverskaya-Yamskaya street. Walk a few meters. AZ Museum will be on your right.
There are paid parking spaces on either side of 2nd Tverskaya-Yamskaya street or in the nearest alleys. Parking is limited, and on weekends and public holidays, the parking lots may be full.