to the Imaginary"

The final exhibition of the 14th International Festival "Alanica" "Excursions to the Imaginary" symbolically returns artistic life to a lively channel - with real, not virtual travels of artists across the republic, meetings with townspeople, with a direct response from the viewers to the created works. Festival projects, built around local attractions, not only offer the viewer to take an imaginary excursion from the Lutheran Church to the Sunni Mosque, from Schmidt's house to Prospect Mira, from the former Pathé cinematograph to the Terek-river with an opening view of the Table Mountain, or, bypassing city locations, immediately, along the Daryal Gorge, but also turn out to be portals to the imaginary past and future, create a multifocal optics of sight at the "genius of the place".

The exhibition was held in 2 exposition spaces located close to each other in the historical center of Vladikavkaz. Some of the works were shown at the site of the North Caucasian Branch of the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin. The exhibition includes projects created by twelve artists:

Dilara Akay (Turkey), Jamilya Dagirova (Russia), Alexander Dashevsky (Russia), Evgeny Ivanov (Russia), Sergey Katran (Russia), Anna Kabisova (Russia), Mikhail Roshnyak (Russia), Rostan Tavasiev (Russia), Fedor Telkov (Russia), Zaur Tsugaev (Russia), Evgeny Umansky (Russia), Sabina Shikhlinskaya (Azerbaijan)

The second part of the exhibition was located in the exhibition hall of the National Museum of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania - a historical and architectural monument, the building of the former B. Vakhtangov’s Tobacco Factory, the father of the director Evgeny Vakhtangov. This heritage site, not marked by the creative attention of the artists participating in "Alanica", still sounded on the festival agenda as the venue for the final exhibition. In the recently renovated halls, projects by fourteen artists were presented:

Georgy Gogichaty (Russia), Onno Dirker (Netherlands), Asya Zaslavskaya (Russia), Paul Critchley (Great Britain/Italy), Kira Matissen (Russia), Magdi Mostafa (Egypt), Alexandra Mitlyanskaya (Russia), Timur Musaev-Kagan (Russia), Kazbek Tedeev (Russia), Sergey Filatov (Russia), Marina Fomenko (Russia), Khaled Hafez (Egypt), Anastasia Khoroshilova (Russia/Germany), Irina Eldarova (Azerbaijan).

North Caucasian Branch
of the State Museum of Fine Arts
named after A.S. Pushkin

National Museum
of the Republic
of North Ossetia-Alania

Alexandra Mitlyanskaya
Let there be light!
Alexandra Mitlyanskaya
The Terek
Anastasia Khoroshilova
The Mountains of Memory
Asya Zaslavskaya
Stop "The Mountains"
Georgy Gogichaty
Foucault's Pendulum
Kazbek Tedeev
Memorial Plaque
Kira Matissen
Simd of Narts
Magdi Mostafa
Radio Daryal
Marina Fomenko
The Ornament
Paul Critchley
Panarama of "Alanica"
Sergey Filatov
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